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SEISO returns to Iowa Wesleyan Chapel

Guest artist Paul Chinen will perform as oboe soloist.
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Guest artist Paul Chinen will perform as oboe soloist.

The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will perform their first Masterworks Series concerts of the season at three area locations, including the former campus of Iowa Wesleyan University.

The concert “Music from (Mostly) the Americas” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Burlington’s Capitol Performing Arts Center. Then it will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Iowa Wesleyan’s Chapel Auditorium in Mount Pleasant.

Music director Robert McConnell said the symphony orchestra is “thrilled” to be back performing at Iowa Wesleyan’s Chapel. The university closed in May, but SEISO had been based there for 72 years.

The concert features works by Guiseppe Verdi, Samuel Barber, Jean Francaix, William Grant, and Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, and guest artist Paul Chinen as oboe soloist.

Tickets are $20 for adults and are available at the door, or online at Students and children under age 22 are admitted free.

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Jane Carlson is TSPR's regional reporter.