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Southeast Iowa Orchestra Pops Concerts next month

The 2018 Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Pops Concerts will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Ottumwa?s Bridge View Center and Sunday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in Burlington?s Pzazz! Event Center.


The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra encourages the public to attend for what they are sure is to be a memorable evening filled with food, drinks, and great music. This year musical director Robert McConnell will take audiences on another journey through some of John Williams? greatest movie music including The Cowboys, Memoirs of a Geisha, Jurassic Park, War Horse and Star Wars.


The Pops concert can be enjoyed one of two ways. One, concert and meal or two, concert only. In Ottumwa, the social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., the meal at 6 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. In Burlington, the social hour begins at 4:30 p.m., the meal at 5 p.m. and the concert at 6 p.m.


There is a fee for this event; however, students and children are free to the concert. Concert-only tickets can be purchased on the website at, www.seiso.us, or at the door. To make meal reservations in Burlington, RSVP by Sept. 10 to Kay Conrad at 319.752.9552 or hertelconrad@aol.com. To make meal reservations in Ottumwa, RSVP by Sept. 10 to Joyce Kramer at 641.799.0458 or jkramerott@hotmail.com.


In Burlington there will be a raffle drawing for two separate trips. First, fly to Chicago to see Hamilton on Oct. 5. Included are two round-trip flights, two tickets to see Hamilton, a dinner voucher and overnight stay for two. Second, fly to St. Louis to see The Illusionist on Oct. 5. Included are two round-trip flights, two tickets to see The Illusionist, a dinner voucher and overnight stay for two. The drawing will be at the concert on Sept. 15 but winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets can purchased at Weird Harold?s or Eclectic Design.


For answers to any questions, please contact the SEISO Office at 601 North Main, Mt. Pleasant 52641, call 319.385.6352 or email seiso@iw.edu.