Music Director Brian Dollinger leads the first concert of the new season at Iowa’s Clinton Symphony Orchestra.

In Sunday’s (9/17) Clinton Herald (Iowa), an unsigned article reports, “Clinton Symphony Orchestra will open its 70th anniversary concert season Saturday in Vernon Cook Theater at Clinton High School. Violinist Marcia Henry Liebenow, Concertmaster of Peoria Symphony Orchestra and professor at Bradley University, will be the guest soloist, performing the Concerto in G Minor by Max Bruch with the orchestra. She holds degrees in Violin Performance from Ohio University and the New England Conservatory. The 50-piece orchestra is conducted by Brian Dollinger, now beginning his 16th season as its music director. He has chosen the overture from Beethoven’s incidental music to ‘The Ruins of Athens’ … to open the concert, and will conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major…. Clinton Symphony Orchestra was organized under sponsorship of the Clinton Junior Women’s Club. It serves a large area of Eastern Iowa and Northwest Illinois, drawing musicians and patrons equally from the two states. Some of the present seven concerts each season are held in Sterling, Morrison, and Clinton. An ‘Overture to the Season’ dinner is planned for 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Clinton High School Commons, adjacent to the theater.”