Concerts & Events

Masterworks IV: Postcards from Venice

February 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA
February 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Centennial Hall, Rock Island, IL

Venice - the Floating City! Your trip will begin with Rossini’s high spirited and mischievous La scala di seta Overture. Principal Trumpet Matthew Onstad makes his QCSO solo debut with Arban’s trumpet showpiece, Carnival of Venice, before we peer into the dark and emotional side of the city with Liszt’s The Black Gondola. Vivaldi’s elegant Concerto for Four Violins features four QCSO musicians, followed by Stravinsky’s charming and witty Pulcinella Suite and Verdi’s wistful Prelude to La Traviata. Rounding out the program is another charming and bubbly Rossini overture, from L’italiana in Algeri.

Read the Program Notes

Rossini Overture to La scala di seta
Arban Carnival of Venice
Liszt/J. Adams The Black Gondola
Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins
Verdi Prelude to La Traviata
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Rossini Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri

Mark Russell Smith, conductor
Matt Onstad, trumpet
Autumn Chodorowski, Janis Sakai, Emily Nash, and Tomer Marcus, violin

Supported by Regional Development Authority, Iowa Arts Council, and Illinois Arts Council.