Mahaska Masterworks

Mahaska Masterworks is four days filled with world-class performances by leading performers from across the country. This is a unique musical experience typically only found in major cities across the country. OMF brings it to south-central Iowa's backyard!


During this week, audiences will enjoy lunch time pic-nic concerts on the downtown square, a formal recital, a community side-by-side, the ever popular chamber music jam, and more!

2019 Events:

Wednesday, May 29th - 12pm-1pm - Picnic Concert on the Square 

Take a break from the work day and enjoy the beautiful Oskaloosa downtown filled with the sweet sounds of strings! If it's raining, pop over to Smokey Row to catch them in action.

Thursday, May 30th - 2:00-2:45pm - Crystal Heights Concert

The OMF Chamber Players will serenade the residents of Crystal Heights Care Center in this afternoon performance.

Friday, May 31st - 7:30-10:00pm - Smokey Row Jam

Hands down the most popular event over the years. Stop by Smokey Row to see classical music like you've never imagined. The OMF Chamber Players dress down and take their chances sight-reading through their favorites in a fun, energetic, social event. And yes, they take requests!


Saturday, June 1st - 7:30pm - Masterworks Recital

Tonight's the night to make an event out of it. Get dressed up, go out for a nice dinner, and then come hear some of the finest music ever written. Masterworks Recital hosted at First Presbyterian Church 405 High Ave E in Oskaloosa.


*Rain-out location for all events on the square is Smokey Row


Do YOU want to play alongside the OMF Chamber Players in the Community Side-by-Side?

Each year the Oskaloosa Music Festival invites kind, friendly, wonderful people who are also professional string players from across the country for performances and educational opportunities in the community. These professionals go by the name of “The OMF Chamber Players.” Collectively, they are members of over a dozen symphony orchestras, as conductors or instrumentalists, string quartets, bluegrass and salsa bands, and all are music educators. On Saturday, June 1st, string playing members from across southeastern Iowa of all ages are invited to join the OMF Chamber Players in a string orchestra piece in performance. This performance is the grand finale of the Masterworks Recital and has been an audience favorite for years.

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