The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra (SEISO) presents the first of their Masterworks Series concerts this season, Towering Footprints, on October 22nd at 7:30 PM at Burlington’s Capitol Theater and October 23rd at 2:00 PM at Ottumwa’s Bridge View Center and 6:30 PM at Iowa
Wesleyan’s Chapel Auditorium in Mt. Pleasant. This concert combines a masterpiece with the undiscovered and includes several works by female composers. Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony is the centerpiece of this concert and requires a large orchestra with extra instruments. American composer Joan Tower’s Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman is an invigorating opening to the concert. Finishing the first half are Eric Whitacre’s ballad to fall entitled October and a rediscovered work by the French female composer Mel Bonis as the
Suite in the form of Waltzes. Eric Whitacre’s October will be conducted by newly appointed SESIO fellowship recipient Jilly
Clark. “I’m thrilled with the variety of this program and I think anyone that comes is really going toenjoy it. We combine some well-known composers with some that will be unfamiliar,” said Robert McConnell, Music Director of the SEISO. “I think many people are surprised at how easy it is to enjoy our concerts and how different they are from what they expected.” Tickets to the Masterworks Series concerts in Burlington, Ottumwa and Mt. Pleasant may be purchased at the door or on our website Adult tickets are $20. Children/student
tickets (aged 0-22) are free. There is no reserved seating. Make the most of your concert experience by attending the ‘Prelude.’ Music Director Robert McConnell will be on hand 45 minutes before each performance to talk about the programmed
music in depth. ‘Prelude’ is supported through a grant from the Charles W. Rand Memorial Lecture Fund in Burlington and is offered free of charge to all audience members. If you have questions, please contact the SEISO Office at More information is
available on the SEISO web site at