Welcome to the 2018-19 concert season of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. As I prepare for my thirteenth season as the Music Director & Conductor of this marvelous group of musicians, I have an air of anxious excitement for our coming year.

Repertoire is always a wonderful aspect of music making, and bringing new and exciting pieces to our audience is something I pride myself in, but this season we will also be showcasing fantastic talent at all levels!

In September, I am pleased to announce a Side-by-Side performance of Brahms’ famous Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 & 6 with students from the Sterling High School orchestra. They will get the opportunity to experience our fantastic guest artists Moises Molina and Julieta Mihai on Brahms’ Double Concerto for violin and cello.

For our winter performance, we are tying the young artist competition with a work by Jean Sibelius that will surprise you. Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 in C major brings a new, pared down sound that is also new and revolutionary. It is a wondrous work created out of simplicity and culminating an astounding juxtaposing and blending of motifs that continue to grow with increased intensity to the end of the work.

And finally our April performance will feature internationally recognized pianist Lorrain Min. Ms. Min will be performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor. Her artistry, technique, and musicality will delight us all.

As you can see, an amazing season in store for the Clinton Symphony Orchestra and YOU!


Brian Dollinger

Music Director and Conductor

Clinton Symphony Orchestra Iowa

Welcome to our 65th Season!