2021-2022 Season

Oct 9, 2021 – 7:30pm: On the Past and Future featuring Claudia Anderson, flute

Seeger – Rissolty, Rossolty
Shaw – Entr’acte
Morley – Valse Bleue
Beach – Symphony in E Minor (Gaelic), Op.32

Our season opens with a splendid array of music that has one eye on the past and one eye on the future.Each of the women whose work is featured on this program sought inspiration in previous folk and classical traditions while simultaneously establishing a new and unique voice. Flute virtuoso Claudia Anderson joins the orchestra for a performance of film score composer Angela Morley’s delighftul Valse Bleue.

Dec 4, 2021 – 7:30pm: Beyond Three B’s

Boulanger – D’un matin de printemps
Barry – Somewhere in Time: Theme
Buxtehude – Chaccone in E minor
Bruckner – March in D minor
Barber – First Essay
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances

A reference to the “Great B’s” of music immediately brings to mind the iconic contributions of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, but the list goes well beyond these three masters. Our December concert celebrates six other “B’s” in a sonic voyage through almost three hundred years of music history and a stunning collection of brilliant color, harmony, and melody.

Mar 6, 2022 – 6:00pm: Young Artists Concert

Rossini – Semiramide Overture
Dittersdorf – Bass Concerto in D (Miles Peterson, Bassist)
Vieuxtemps – Fantasia Appassionata (Linda Phan, Violinist)
Bizet – Symphony in C

The Central Iowa Symphony’s March Concert is always a special event, featuring thrilling performances by exceptional young soloists selected from our annual Young Artists auditions. This year’s concert pairs our soloists’ selections with a remarkable score by the precocious George Bizet, who crafted his Symphony in C at a tender young age, but revealed a sense of artistry and vision well beyond his seventeen years.

May 7, 2022 – 7:30pm: Rare Gems featuring Daniel J Krumm, xylophone

Price – Andante moderato for string orchestra
Mayuzumi – Concertino for Xylophone and Orchestra
Franck – Symphony in D Minor

Our season finale offers gleaming treasures not often encountered on symphony programs. Florence Price’s stirring Andante moderato for strings provides a glimpse into the world of a brilliant composer whose work is enjoying renewed enthusiasm, while Cesar Franck’s Symphony in D minor presents a rare excursion into the symphonic domain by a French composer. Percussion soloist Daniel J Krumm rounds out the program with a concerto for xylophone, an instrument scarcely heard at the front of the orchestra.

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