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Come enjoy the talents of our area’s younger generation as part of the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO’s) concert on Saturday, March 9th.
Each year, the MSO Association partners with the Howe Foundation for our Young Artist Competition. The young musician who wins this highly competitive challenge gets the opportunity to perform with the symphony. The 2019 winner, Joel Peterson, will perform on violin with the orchestra. A senior at Linn-Mar High School in Cedar Rapids, Joel started playing piano at age three and violin at age six. He still plays both instruments and  also performs vocal music. Joel a four-year Iowa All-State Orchestra member and four-year Iowa All-State Chamber Orchestra member. Joel has also served as concertmaster and soloist while at Linn-Mar High School. He has performed with NEISTA honors orchestras, Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Honor Orchestra and Kennedy High School Honors Orchestra. He plans to study violin performance and music education in college.
Even younger people will provide visual art for the event. Elementary pupils in the Muscatine Community School created artwork inspired by music the MSO will premiere in Iowa, Curtis Bryant’s Dinosaurs: A Primeval Symphony. The MSO will display the art in the auditorium lobby on concert night, and selected drawings and paintings during the performance.
Other works the MSO will perform include Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette and Franz Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 in G major. 
The concert begins at 7:30 pm at the Central Middle School auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets cost $15 for adults, children and students with ID may attend for free. For more information visit www.muscatinesymphony.org or  www.briandollinger.com.

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