Spring 2022 Updates

Spring rehearsals are underway as we prepare for our upcoming concert on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm at the Englert Theatre.

Rehearsals this semester are on Sunday nights from 7:00-9:00 pm at the North Preucil School Campus at 2916 Northgate Drive in Iowa City.

The Spring Program will feature bassist Volkan Orhon and includes:

  • Michael Kimber- Determination
  • Dmitri Shostakovich- String Quartet No. 8, Op 110
  • Samuel Barber- Adagio
  • Giovanni Bottesini- Concerto No. 2 in B Minor

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Jan 16, 23,30
  • Feb 6,13,20,27
  • Mar 6, (20*), 27
    • (March 20 would be a makeup for weather)
  • April 3, 10

Iowa City Community String Orchestra Fall Concert

We are thrilled to be back and invite you to our upcoming concert on Sunday, November 21st at 3:00 pm at the The Englert Theatre, featuring violinist Katya Moeller.

Admission is FREE!

Please note, the Englert requires all patrons to wear face masks, as well as show a vaccination card or negative covid test (within the 72 hours before the event) for entry.

Fall 2019 Season

The new season of the Iowa City Community String Orchestra is about to begin!

If you’re interested and planning to play with the orchestra this year, please complete the sign-up form at https://forms.gle/pjyrWXCjR61TJ7kJ7 over the next couple weeks (once for every person if you’re signing up multiple people).

Rehearsals begin September 10! As in the past, rehearsals are every Tuesday at the North Preucil campus, 2916 Northgate Drive in Iowa City, 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Dress Rehearsal at Englert on Saturday, November 23, 9:00 am-noon
Concert is November 24 at 3 pm at the Englert Theatre. Call will be at 1:30 or 2:00 for warmup.

Fall Program:
Linda Robbins Coleman – Hibernia Suite: Land of Youth
Various solos with Hannah Holman, cellist
Suk – Serenade

Spring 2019

Spring ICCSO rehearsals will be starting January 15th and will be held again on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30! Mark your calendars for the Sunday, April 14th concert, 3pm at the Englert Theatre!

If you’re interested in playing, please sign up at https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc-i_A7gxYE8FoCg…/viewform…

This semester’s program includes Allegro for Strings by Douglas Lilburn, Serenade for Solo Flute, Harp, and Strings featuring Nicole Esposito on the flute, and Divertimento Corsica by Henri Tomasi featuring Courtney Miller, oboe; Jorge Montillo, clarinet; and Ben Coelho, bassoon!

We hope you can join us this spring!

Fall 2018 Orchestra Info

I hope you have had a great summer and are ready to begin a new season with the ICCSO!

Rehearsals begin September 11! As in the past, rehearsals are every Tuesday at the North Preucil campus, 2916 Northgate Drive in Iowa City. This includes the Tuesday before the concert on November 13th which in the past has been at the concert venue.

Dress Rehearsal at Englert on Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am-noon
Concert is November 18 at 3 pm at the Englert Theatre. Call will be at 1:30 or 2:00 for warmup.

Fall Program:
Scarlatti – Cat’s Fugue
Mozart – Adagio and Fugue
Justice – Sunday Afternoons
Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Katie Wolfe, soloist)

If you’re interested in joining, please contact the orchestra president for more information!

Fall 2018 Information Coming Soon

Detailed information will be available soon for the Fall 2018 rehearsals and concert which will again feature one of our favorite performers, Katie Wolfe, Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Iowa.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra as a player, please head over to our new member page (https://iccommunitystringorchestra.com/join-iccso/) to be added to our membership mailing list.

Spring 2018 Information

The Iowa City Community String Orchestra will begin rehearsals in just a few weeks on Tuesday, January 30th.

Please sing up by the 23rd (a week before) by using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/3KzVaipv6SE5XOwD3

This Spring’s Schedule:
January 30th
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March 6th, 20th, 27th (no rehearsal on 3/13)
April 3rd, 10th, 24th (no rehearsal on 4/17)

Dress Rehearsal – April 28th
Concert – April 29th

Regular rehearsals will all be at
Preucil North Campus
916 Northgate Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245

Dress Rehearsals and Concert will be at
West High School
2901 Melrose Ave
Iowa City, IA 52246

The program will feature soloist Courtney Miller on the oboe:
Josh Barron – The Endless Sea, Op. 2 (First Performance)
Tomaso Albinoni (1671 – 1751) – Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2
Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) – Oblivion for Oboe and Strings (arr. Robert Longfield)
Carl Nielsen (1865 – 1931) – Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1

Spring 2017 begins soon!

Greetings and Happy New Year!

We will begin rehearsals for the spring semester in just a few short weeks – on January 24, 2017!

Please use this link to sign up by January 17th.

Rehearsal schedule:
Jan 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 21, 28
Apr  4, 11, 25 (25th at Englert)

Dress rehearsal Saturday, April 29 at Englert, 9:00 am-noon

The concert is Sunday April 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm. A reception will follow in the Englert gallery for members and for all family, friends, fans, and supporters!

All rehearsals are currently scheduled to be at Preucil North Campus, except where noted on April 25th and 29th. 7:30-9:30 pm.

Address is:

916 Northgate Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245

Fall 2016 Rehearsals begin September 13th!

ICCSO will begin rehearsals on September 13th. There are no scheduled breaks; we plan to meet every week until the concert.

Program details are not yet finalized.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm at the north campus of the Preucil School of Music – 2916 Northgate Drive, Iowa City (MAP). This is north of I-80 off of north Dodge St./ Hwy1.  Please contact us if you have any questions through the methods provided in the Join page.

All rehearsals are scheduled to be held at Preucil except for the week of the concert. November 15 will be at Englert.

Dress rehearsal is at the Englert on Saturday, November 19th, 9:00 am- noon.

The concert is November 20th at 3 pm at the Englert Theater.

Dues are $50 each semester.

Please use the link below to sign up by September 5th! The earlier the better, of course. Do not hesitate to contact me for any questions. The entrance code to Preucil will be distributed to all registered members prior to the first rehearsal.


Looking forward to a great 37th season of ICCSO!