“Winter will be filled with music, thanks to three upcoming concerts hosted by the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra,” writes Andrea Grubaugh in Saturday’s (11/6) Muscatine Journal (IA). “The music starts on … November 13 …with the symphony’s second MasterWorks concert of the 2021-2022 season [featuring] the world premiere of Daniel Perttu’s piece, ‘Nimue and her Fairies.’ Commissioned specifically for the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, this piece was inspired by the stories of King Arthur and the fairy-like enchantress, Nimue…. ‘This is the first work that the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra has commissioned from Mr. Perttu, and we are eager to bring it to life for the very first time,’ [Music Director Brian] Dollinger said.… Dollinger added that with the symphony’s new venue at Wesley United, audience members can enjoy the sounds of the symphony through the great acoustics and atmosphere…. ‘It is very different from our previous home at Central Middle School’s Auditorium. I really like the intimate feel of the space along with its acoustics,’ he said.” Also on the program are Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, with Sirena Huang as soloist, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. The orchestra will perform a free holiday program on December 4 and a gala concert on January 7.
Iowa’s Muscatine Symphony set for world premiere of Perttu’s “Nimue and Her Fairies”
Posted on: November 10, 2021