Enjoying the Concert

Masterworks are held at both the Adler Theatre and Centennial Hall. Learn more about each location and the parking lots available by visiting our Venue Information page. And, you can click here to discover other and exciting activities happening in the Quad Cities!

Inside the Music

Join QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of the Masterworks programs on the Thursday evening preceding each Masterworks weekend as he brings you inside the lives of the composers and the life of the music itself. These events are open to everyone – experts and novices alike. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the session begins approximately 20 minutes later. Free to attend with a cash bar provided.

Hosted at the Hotel Blackhawk

Concert Conversations

Concertgoers are invited to attend informal pre-concert conversations. Concert Conversations are hosted by Kai Swanson and begin one hour before each Masterworks performance in the concert hall. Both Saturdays and Sundays, and available via pre-recorded video on all QCSO social media platforms. Free to attend with a cash bar provided.

Sponsored by Chris Connolly, Wells Fargo Advisors


For Saturday night performances, immediately after the concert, join us in the Hotel Blackhawk Lobby to mingle with Mark Russell Smith, musicians from the QCSO and sometimes even the guest artists, providing remarkable repartee! Free to attend with a cash bar provided.

Hosted at the Hotel Blackhawk

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