It began on September 9th with the 10th anniversary of Brucemorchestra, commemorating a major milestone in light of the devastation and recovery that downtown and much of Cedar Rapids suffered from the 2008 flood.

Now, the rest of the Orchestra Iowa 2017-18 season is set. It starts on October 14 with a performance of Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique", which was the composer's final complete symphony.

  • Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m., at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids. The performances feature cellist Laura Siskin.
  • Tickets available through the Paramount box office or online.

Several other notable performances are on the slate this season as well.

  • Pops at the Paramount: Casablanca

    This is your chance to see the classic film, live on the big screen at the Paramount Theatre, with Orchestra Iowa accompanying it.

    • Saturday, October 28, 7:30 p.m at the Paramount Theatre.
    • Tickets, priced at $18 for adults and $10 for youth and students, can be purchased here.
  • The Nutcracker: Ballet Quad Cities

    Ballet Quad Cities joins Orchestra Iowa onstage at the Paramount Theatre for this annual holiday tradition for three shows.

    • Saturday, December 2, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 3, 2:30 p.m.
    • Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for youth and students

    Purchase tickets and learn more here.

  • Pops at the Paramount: Holiday Spectacular

    The name says it all. You know this spectacular holiday show very well, and it returns again this season with three shows.

    • Saturday, December 16 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m.
    • Tickets start at $18 for adults and $10 for youth and students and can be purchased through the Paramount Theatre.
  • Pops at the Paramount: Symphonic Rock with Mickey Thomas

    This is exciting news. After last winter's amazing Journey tribute, Orchestra Iowa puts on another "Symphonic Rock" show, featuring Mickey Thomas, lead singer of the band Starship! They will perform Starship hits as well as other classic rock/pop hits together on Saturday, February 24.

    • Pops at the Paramount: Symphonic Rock with Mickey Thomas of Starship
    • Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre.
    • Tickets on sale through the Paramount.
  • Pops at the Paramount: Classical Mystery Tour

    Simply put: a Beatles tribute backed by Orchestra Iowa.