The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will be kicking off their 66th season on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. The concert, entitled “From the Countryside” will take place in the Centennial Auditorium of Sterling High School in Illinois. More information about the concert may be found here. The following is a welcome from our Director, Brain Dollinger.


Welcome to the 66th concert season of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra! I am very excited about all of the fantastic symphonic gems that we will be presenting to you.

Each year, I strive to bring you the most varied and eclectic choices in the repertoire and this year will bring a season of some of the most well-known, beloved, and influential music known on the concert stage.

We perform our concerts in the countryside of the Midwest, and to celebrate this notion we will be presenting “From the Countryside” for our September concert. Great composers were inspired by the country and environments in which they lived and traveled. Bartok, Copland, and Dvorak created some of the most memorable melodies in the repertoire. These will be shared with you.

As so many orchestras world-wide bring bring a celebration of Beethoven’s birth to their concert stages, we will join in the festivities with two works that were premiered together on the same concert – Symphony No. 7 in A major, and his Wellington’s Victory. A combination not to be missed!

And our grand finale will bring three of the biggest composers of symphonic music together – Beethoven, Lalo, and Tchaikovsky. Quad Cities Symphony Concertmaster, Naha Greenholtz, will most assuredly impress with her performance of Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole for violin. And the members of the CSO will impress with their powerful playing of Tchikovsky’s iconic Symphony No 5 in E minor.

A season of giants awaits you and your family. I look forward to seeing you at each of our concert performances!

Brian Dollinger

Music Director and Conductor

Welcome to our 66th Season!

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