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New Masterworks Series - 2021/2022

The symphony orchestra's fullest expressive capacity is highlighted through performances of works written by the masters throughout the ages. The NCO's "New Masterworks Series" continues this long line of tradition to offer audiences what might be considered the greatest masterworks of our time for centuries to come.


Want to be among the first audience to hear these great works played by our highly accomplished orchestra musicians and virtuosic soloists? Learn more below and buy a ticket today! 

All orchestra events are presented in-person and online.

Venue: Iowa Western Arts Center, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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New Masterworks

A Holiday Celebration!

Join us for NCO’s inaugural event: A Holiday Celebration! You will experience holiday classics such as “Silent Night” and “Twas the Moon of Wintertime” with a modern reimagining, a new work based on Christmas ornaments, composed by local composer, Bryan Stanley in collaboration with the American Midwest Ballet, music from the movies, narrations by Hollywood actor John Beasley, and an audience sing-a-long!

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New Masterworks


Wanna sEaSCAPE? Let the music whisk you away on an aural journey to the sea. This NCO concert will feature works inspired by the sea including: "Violent, Violent Sea" by Missy Mazzoli, "Archipelago" by Alex Shapiro, "Nimue" by Daniel Perttu, "Seven Seascapes" by Kevin Putts, and the world premiere of "Four Sea Songs" for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra by Tammy Miller, text by Sara Teasdale. 


New Masterworks

New Concertos

This unique concert will feature triple world premieres for orchestra and soloists! Watch as our top-notch orchestra and virtuosic soloists breathe life into these never before heard works! Don't miss your chance to be the first to hear brand these new concertos for oboe and cimbalom, a rarely heard instrument on the concert stage! We look forward to seeing you there! 

December 11, 2021 

3:00 p.m. CT

March 19, 2022

7:30 p.m. CT

August 13, 2022 

7:00 p.m.

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