Welcome to our 68th season! This season continues our mission to promote quality orchestral experiences for our regional community and musicians by providing live performances, educational opportunities, and rural outreach programs for all ages.

The orchestra performs for thousands of people each year and we truly appreciate the support you provide. Your attendance and gifts help strengthen the fabric of the communities in which we live and work.

I hope you'll be as excited about this season as I am. It's going to be Fantastique!


Robert McConnell
Music Director & Conductor


season kick off event

Join the Southeast Iowa Symphony for our 2018 season kick-off event in Ottumwa! Learn about our upcoming season and how you can get involved with the symphony this season while enjoying free food and live music by local artist Luke Davids! We'll also have a variety of complementary beer and wine from across Europe for you to sample! 

Join us at the Market on Main in Ottumwa from 5:00 - 7:00 PM this Friday, August 10th for our kick off party! This event is FREE and open to the public so invite your friends and join us in celebrating our premier regional orchestra's 68th season! We guarantee you'll have a FANTASTIQUE time!


Saturday, October 20, 7:30 PM | Capitol Theater, Burlington
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 PM | Bridge View Center, Ottumwa
Sunday, October 21, 6:30 PM | Iowa Wesleyan Chapel, Mt. Pleasant

Our season opener features some of America's greatest past, present, and future composers! 

GERSHWIN | An American in Paris
GROFE | Grand Canyon Suite
TINDLE | Concerto for Clarinet (Premiere) featuring Jesse Krebs, Clarinet Soloist


Saturday, February 9, 7:30 PM | Bridge View Center, Ottumwa
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 PM | 
Capitol Theater, Burlington
Sunday, February 10, 6:30 PM | Iowa Wesleyan Chapel, Mt. Pleasant

Featuring incredible soloists and one of the greatest symphonies ever written, there's a reason that the entire season is named after this concert!

BERLIOZ | Symphonie Fantastique
Young Artist Competition Winner
Guest Artist in Residence


Saturday, March 16, 7:30 PM | Capitol Theater, Burlington
Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM | Bridge View Center, Ottumwa
Sunday, March 17, 6:30 PM | Iowa Wesleyan Chapel, Mt. Pleasant

Our 2018-2019 season finishes off with a celebration - A Czech Celebration to be exact! Featuring the SEISO Chorus, this concert will bring together hundreds of Southeast Iowa's finest musicians.

SMETANA | Overture to the Bartered Bride
SUK | Pohadka “Fairy Tale” 
DVORAK | Te Deum (Featuring SEISO Chorus)


adult masterworks season tickets

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STUDENT masterworks season TICKETS

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, we are able to offer all kids and students free tickets to all SEISO events!
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"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!