Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra

Join us for Season 37

Join us as we celebrate 37 years of bringing live classical music to Southeast Iowa! This season will take us all on a musical journey, sure to dazzle and delight. Purchase season tickets today!


It is the mission of The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra to inspire, enrich, educate and build community through the power of live music.


The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra will provide quality orchestral music and will be an essential resource in Ottumwa’s and Iowa’s cultural, educational, economic and social development.

Dr. William LaRue Jones

Dr. William LaRue Jones

Music Director and Conductor

“Nothing shines a spotlight on or unifies a community like the performing arts. There is no “us versus them” in the arts nor scorecard proclaiming who won or lost. It is teamwork in the finest sense. And nothing demonstrates that idea better or in a more enriching way than the Symphony Orchestra.”

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Consider your options for Planned Giving

We have a responsibility to the arts community. Help us keep classical music alive in Southeast Iowa.

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New Opportunity for Young Musicians

The Philharmonic and Symphonic Youth Orchestras seek to fill a gap in live, classical music in Iowa


Young Artist Competition

Sign your students or young musicians up for the Young Artist Competition held in March.

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