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 CONCERT

 

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This concert will take you and your family to a galaxy far, far away! Join us for an evening with music by America's quintessential film composer, John Williams. This concert offers two ticket options: Dinner + Concert or Concert Only. Please see below for details.

Featured Pieces Include:

Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Superman March • Superman
Raider's March • Raiders of the Lost Ark
Hymn for the Fallen • Saving Private Ryan
Adventures on Earth • E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial)
Duel of the Fates • Star Wars
and many more! 

OTTUMWA

Bridge View Center, September 23

dinner + concert tickets// $50

5:30 - Social

6:00 - Dinner
(your choice of Citrus Shrimp & Scallops, Beef Medallions, or
Spaghetti Squash Vegetarian Ratatouille)

7:30 - Concert

Please RSVP by September 20th
Joyce Kramer jkramerott@hotmail.com  or call 641-799- 0458

concert only tickets

General Admission Seating

Adults: $15
Kids & Students: FREE

BURLINGTON

Memorial Auditorium, September 24

dinner + concert tickets// $50

6:30 - Dinner
(light meal with wine at floor seating tables)

7:30 - Concert

Please RSVP by September 15th
Kay Conrad hertelconrad@aol.com  or call 319-752- 9552
Box 344 Burlington, IA 52601

concert only tickets

General Admission Balcony Seating

Adults: $15
Kids & Students: FREE


THE 2017-2018 SEASON

 

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BLACK & WHITE

OCTOBER 21 / 7:30 PM / CAPITOL THEATER
OCTOBER 22 / 2:00 PM / BRIDGEVIEW CENTER
OCTOBER 22 / 6:30 PM / IWU CHAPEL AUDITORIUM

To kick off our 67th season, we will start by featuring a SEISO staple, Guest Artist Spencer Meyer, who will be performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. This evening of keyboards continues with an arrangement of Bach's "Little Fugue" for orchestra. The evening culminates with a performance of Saint-Saën's epic Organ Symphony

 

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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.

 

SEASON TICKETS

Purchase season tickets to attend all three Classical Concerts and receive an 11% discount off the individual ticket price! Order Season tickets by August 15, 2017 and receive free tickets to SEISO's Kidsymphony family concert!

Family SEASON PASS // $80

Tickets for the whole family!  Choose your city below.  Then choose two adults and the number of students you have in your family.  You will receive tickets for each individual person in your family. 

ADULT SEASON ticket // $40

Standard Adult Season Ticket...a $45 dollar value! 

STUDENTs & CHildren // $0

We're proud to offer free tickets for our local high school and college students!  And kids are free as always!  Please register below, however, for your complimentary ticket.