2:00 p.m. — Saturday, February 19, 2022

Morrison High School Auditorium, Morrison, Illinois

The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will present “A Symphonic Menagerie” as their family concert on Saturday, February 19 at 2 p.m. at the Morrison High School Auditorium. The purpose of the afternoon opening is to accommodate members of the audience. “This is the first time we’ve tried a Saturday afternoon program,” said executive director Robert Whipple. “Our audience and musicians are drawn from a wide area of ​​eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois, and due to unpredictable winter weather and early darkness, we’re hoping Saturday afternoon will be a feature for everyone.”

Organized by director Brian Dollinger, the show features selections with an animal theme. The opera “The Thieving Magpie”, a waltz from “Swan Lake”, Leroy Anderson’s “The Waltzing Cat” and “Flight of the Bumblebee” are part of the program. The “Carnival of the Animals” by French composer Camille Saint-Saens will be accompanied by two pianos and orchestra. Cellist Keegan Roddy, a member of the Sterling High School Senior Class, will be the featured performer as the winner of the Young Artist Auditions, performing the Saint-Saens “Cello Concerto No 1”. The music program honors the excellent opportunities for music education offered by area schools and music teachers. Many musicians of the symphony are teachers.

Keegan Roddy

Students always attend free, Adult tickets are $20. An adult ‘brought’ by a student may enjoy a half-price ticket, please ask about this offer at the ticket table.

Learn more about our Young Artist Auditons.