the 67TH SEASON

"our premier regional orchestra"

 

It's not that people don't like classical music.
It's that they don't have the chance to understand and to experience it.
-Gustavo Dudamel, L.A. Philharmonic

 

For more than 60 years, the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra has provided the citizens of Burlington, Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant, and their surrounding communities with the opportunity to understand and experience classical music through rural outreach, educational opportunities, and quality musical performances. We are proud to offer concerts that are engaging and fulfilling for new listeners and seasoned veterans alike. In addition, the symphony offers free concerts and other educational outreach initiatives in communities throughout Southeast Iowa. We thank you for your support and hope to see you at one of our many performances this 2017-2018 season! 


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

 

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HOLLY DAYS CONCERT

DECEMBER 09 / 3:00 PM / IWU CHAPEL AUDITORIUM

he holidays are here! Join us for our annual Holly Days Pops Concert, featuring a mix of fabulous holiday favorites that will get you and your family in the mood for the holidays! As always, this concert is FREE for everyone! We hope you'll join us in ringing in this year's holiday season! 

The Holly Days concert is underwritten by Great River Health Systems with additional support from the Henry County Health Center.


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Amor

FEBRUARY 17 / 7:30 PM / BRIDGEVIEW CENTER
FEBRUARY 18 / 2:00 PM / 
CAPITOL THEATER
FEBRUARY 18 / 6:30 PM / IWU CHAPEL AUDITORIUM

You're going to fall in love with our soloists from our winter concert entitled, Amor. First, we'll feature the winner of our 2017-2018 Young Artist Competition. Salieri's 26 Variations on "La Folia di Spagna" will transport us to the warm shores of Spain. Visiting artist Keoni Bolding will then perform two pieces, the first movement of Sibelius' Violin Concerto, followed by the third movement of Bruch's Concerto for Clarinet and Viola. The concert closes with Rimsky-Korsakov's legendary "Capriccio Espagnol".   

 

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Musique Française

MARCH 24 / 7:30 PM / CAPITOL THEATER
MARCH 25 / 2:00 PM / BRIDGEVIEW CENTER
MARCH 25 / 6:30 PM / IWU CHAPEL AUDITORIUM

Our spring concert features music from one of the most romantic countries on earth, France. We're thrilled to once again partner with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Chorus and IWU Choral Director Blair Buffington. The concert will begin with powerful selections from Saint Saën's Requiem, followed by the lush impressionistic sounds of Debussy's Images for Orchestra, No.2 Iberia. The season will conclude with Maurice Ravel's Daphnes et Chloe Suite No.2.