Our 2018-2019 Concert Season:

Unbridled Brilliance

  Autumn Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, September 22, 2018 Centennial Auditorium@Sterling High School “Unbridled Brilliance” Violinist Julieta Mihai and cellist Moisés Molina join us to open the Symphony’s 65th season. They will play the Brahms Double Concerto with the

Musical Friendships

Chamber Music 3:00 p.m. — Sunday, November 4, 2018 Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton “The Music of Friendships” Composers, musicians and listeners alike consider chamber music to be the music of friendships. Composers write it with specific groups of friends in

Holidays with the Symphony

Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, December 8, 2018 Vernon Cook Theater@Clinton High School “Holidays with the Symphony” The Holidays are a time for family, friends and music. On this special evening we gather many of our friends to perform

Youthful Visions

Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, February 9, 2019 Morrison High School Auditorium “Youthful Visions” Carl Maria von Weber  Overture to Der Freischutz, J.277 Edward Elgar Salut d’amour, Op 12 Sergei Rachmaninoff  Vocalise, Op.34, No.14 Jean Sibelius  Symphony No. 3

Sublime Inspirations

Spring Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, April 27, 2019 Vernon Cook Theater@Clinton High School “Sublime Inspirations” Canadian pianist Lorraine Min has caught the attention of a Clinton Symphony patron, who has encouraged us to bring her here for performance. She

Riverfront Pops

A Riverfront Pops Concert 6:30 p.m. — Sunday, June 2, 2019 The CSO will once again offer the Sunday Pops in Riverview Park program of light classical, Broadway, film, and television music to the citizens of the Clinton area. It

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This year's Riverfront Pops concert was as beautiful as the weather. Thanks, CSO!

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Performing Haydn's Creation with RiverChor, the Muscatine Civic Chorale, and the Clinton Symphony Orchestra was a thrilling experience.

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Another fine perfomance by the Clinton Symphony!

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  • Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52 – Program Notes
    The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will present their “Youthful Visions” winter concert on Saturday, February 9, 7:30 pm, Morrison IL High School Auditorium. Please enjoy the following program notes about Jean Sibelius and his work Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52 . Critic Karl Flodin wrote in 1907 after hearing the Symphony No 3 in C major, Op 52 of Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): The symphony meets all the requirements of a symphonic work of art in the modern sense, but at the same time it is internally new ....[click to read more…]
  • Vocalise, Op.34, No.14 – Program Notes
    The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will present their “Youthful Visions” winter concert on Saturday, February 9, 7:30 pm, Morrison IL High School Auditorium. Please enjoy the following program notes about Sergei Rachmaninoff  and his work Vocalise, Op.34, No.14. Vocalise is the fourteenth song in a series of fourteen published by composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) in 1915. Originally composed in 1912, Rachmaninoff revised the piece in 1914 (at age 41) before its publication in 14 Songs, Op 34. Unlike ....[click to read more…]
  • Salut d’amour, Op 12 – Program Notes
    The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will present their “Youthful Visions” winter concert on Saturday, February 9, 7:30 pm, Morrison IL High School Auditorium. Please enjoy the following program notes about Edward Elgar and his work Salut d’amour, Op 12. Edward Elgar (1857-1934) composed Salut d’Amour as a love song to his future bride, Alice Roberts. In the summer of 1888 (age 31), Elgar decided to take a holiday with his dear friend Dr. Charles Buck. As Elgar departed Worcester for Dr. Buck’s Settle, Yorkshire ....[click to read more…]
  • Overture to Der Freischutz, J.277 – Program Notes
    The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will present their “Youthful Visions” winter concert on Saturday, February 9, 7:30 pm, Morrison IL High School Auditorium. Please enjoy the following program notes about Carl Maria von Weber and his work Der Freischütz . Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) is one of the great figures in German Romanticism. He embodied the ideal of the Romantic artist, inspired by poetry, history, folklore and myths to create a national opera that would reflect the uniqueness of German culture. Weber ....[click to read more…]

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