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    Muscatine Symphony Orchestra postpones remainder of season

    Muscatine Symphony Orchestra
    Muscatine Symphony Orchestrahttps://muscatinesymphony.org/
    The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra is a community-based orchestra made up of volunteer local and professional musicians from the Muscatine area as well as regional universities from Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

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    MUSCATINE, Iowa–In accordance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, federal and state orders, and an abundance of caution and concern for audience members, patrons, musicians, and the community, the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra postponed its two final MasterWorks concerts of the 2019-20 season.

    The Symphony rescheduled the March and April MasterWorks concerts as the opening concerts of the 2020-21 season. “The repertoire on these two programs are not only fun for the musicians to perform but are also very eclectic in the wide breadth of culture that they represent,” said Maestro Brian Dollinger: “I believe that starting the season with music that all of ages of our community will enjoy – movies, television shows, ballets, video games, will be a great way to bring everyone back together in the fall. We’ll also be bringing this year’s Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition winner, Jonathan Chen back to have his performance opportunity with the symphony.”

    The orchestra will then reprogram their November concert with the repertoire from April’s “Pasión Latina.” Maestro Dollinger hopes the November concert performance will bring more first-time concertgoers to the symphony: “A program celebrating Latin inspired music from Spain, South America, and Cuba which also includes one of the most beautiful and recognized guitar concertos by Joaquín Rodrigo, performed by artist Angelo Favis, is full of fantastic, passionate music. I am hopeful that a large part of our local Hispanic community will bring their families out for this high energy performance.”

    The Symphony will announce its complete 2020-21 MasterWorks season in the weeks to come and will finalize plans for their annual free concert on the Mississippi Riverfront as part of the July 4th festivities.

    After almost 20 years, the Muscatine Symphony remains a cultural pillar in the performing arts scene. It provided entertainment, inspiration, education, and employment for countless friends and neighbors throughout the greater-Muscatine region. Through this international time of trouble, the arts will remain a necessary part of our lives. Continued financial support helps support this organization as a nonprofit during these challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    For season ticket holders, and those who purchased individual tickets for the March and April MasterWorks concerts, you have options for your purchases:

    • Exchange your individual ticket for a MasterWorks concert during the 2020-21 season.
    • Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value. (This will substantially help the MSO continuing operating over the coming months).
    • Return your ticket(s) for a refund.
    • Season ticket subscribers can receive a two concert credit on their 2020-21 Season Ticket purchase.

    Please visit the Muscatine Symphony Website for more information or to let the administration know what you would like to do with your ticket(s).

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