Our 2021-2022 Concert Season:

A Joyous Return

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, September 18, 2021 Vernon Cook Theater – Clinton High School Music Director and Conductor Brian Dollinger will take a solo role in the opening with a Sinfonia Concertante for Double Bass and Viola by Dittersdorf. Dollinger plays double bass,

A Belated Celebration

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, November 6, 2021 Centennial Auditorium – Sterling High School The program will observe the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, a celebration interrupted last year by the COVID pandemic. Pianist Marian Lee will be soloist in the composer’s Third

Holidays with the Symphony

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, December 11, 2021 Vernon Cook Theater at Clinton High School The Holidays are a time for family, friends and music. On this special evening we gather many of our friends to perform for you, and we

Musical Friendships

3:00 p.m. — Sunday, November 10, 2019 Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa Composers, musicians and listeners alike consider chamber music to be the music of friendships. Composers write it with specific groups of friends in mind, often writing a part

A Symphonic Menagerie

2:00 p.m. — Saturday, February 19, 2023 Morrison High School Auditorium, Morrison, Illinois Each season the Symphony chooses a “Young Artist” to perform a solo piece with the orchestra. Interested high school musicians are auditioned in January, and one will

A Grand Finale

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, April 25, 2020 Vernon Cook Theater – Clinton High School Violinist Naha Greenholtz, concertmaster of the Quad City Symphony, will perform Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 4 with the orchestra, followed by the orchestra’s performance of the Symphony No. 5 by

A Symphonic Affair Gala

To Be Announced The Symphony’s social gathering and benefit event at Rastrelli’s Tuscany Center, 238 Main Avenue, Clinton IA Silent and Live Auctions • Extravagant Buffet • Delightful Entertainment Photo credit to Luciano Osorio.

Riverfront Pops

6:30 p.m. — Sunday, June 5, 2022 Riverview Park Bandshell – Clinton, Iowa Join us for the annual Sunday Pops in Riverview Park concert! Enjoy a variety of music from light classical, Broadway, film, and television music. It is a

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  • Riverfront Pops Concert coming up June 6, 2021The Clinton Symphony Returns! Riverfront Pops Concert to be June 6, 2021
    In Events
    After such a long and quiet time, we are so very happy to be planning our return to the beautiful Clinton riverfront! Is there a better way to get “back together” than with an outdoor pops concert?  Lawn chairs, blankets, soft grass, fun and exciting symphonic music all in the wide-open spaces along our riverfront park…. Bring the entire family for this much needed evening of great symphonic [Click to read more…]
  • Birdies for Clinton Symphony
    In Events
    Enjoy the John Deere Classic? We have a great way FORE! you to support your favorite Symphony! Simply click through to the Birdies for Charity site to make your donation and guess at the number of Birdies. You’ll be entered for prizes, including the grand prize of a 2 year lease on a Lexus NX! It is gratifying to know that 100% of every pledge collected goes directly to the Clinton Symphony [Click to read more…]
  • Brennon Cavanagh is 2021’s Young Artist
    In Events
    Brennon Cavanagh, a senior at West Carroll High School in Savanna, has been awarded top honors in the Clinton Symphony Orchestra’s annual Young Artist Auditions. Cavanagh won the auditions with a performance of the Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra by American composer Robert Ward. In addition to the $250 in prize money from the Symphony, the honoree is usually given the opportunity to [Click to read more…]
  • Brian Dollinger, Clinton Symphony Music DirectorUpdate on Clinton Symphony Events
    In Events, From the Conductor
    We’re sure it comes as no surprise that due to current events the Clinton Symphony Board has cancelled upcoming events, including tonight’s concert and the June Benefit and Pops concert. Here is a note from our music director: “Following the directions of the CDC and various levels of our government, having a large-scale performance with our audience is becoming more and more [Click to read more…]

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