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Living Proof Exhibit Opera: Karkinos

February 12 @ 7:30 pm CST

In collaboration with Living Proof Exhibit, the QCSO commissioned local composer and Augustana Professor Jacob Bancks to create the opera Karkinos that will provide hope and celebration for those with cancer and all who love them. Inspired by direct conversations with people impacted by cancer, this emotional multi-media work featuring chamber orchestra, vocal soloists, dancers, and choir, depicts the story of a beautiful empress who is forced into battle with the unseen monster Karkinos the night before her coronation.

Living Proof Exhibit will host a small art exhibition before and after the performance in the lobby featuring the works of a range of LPE artists.


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Read the full list of health & safety precautions

Face Mask Requirements
community transmission is substantial or high in both or either Scott and Rock Island counties according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker, Facial coverings will be universally required for all indoor QCSO concerts.
If transmission rates are moderate or low in both Scott and Rock Island counties according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker, masks will be optional for vaccinated individuals and strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals.
Facial coverings must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided with a disposable face mask.  

Socially Distanced Seats Available
All QCSO concert venues are approved for full seating capacity, but patrons may request a socially distanced seat. These seating requests can be made by calling the QCSO Box Office at 563.322.7276 or emailing
info@qcso.org.  Requests must be made by 4:30 pm on the Thursday preceding the event. Availability is limited.


$30 Adults each | $10 Students each

Tickets for the original Living Proof Exhibit Opera: Karkinos concert dates (2019-20 & 2020-21 season) are still valid for this event.

Shelley CooperKristin MarKara BouckHanna ShaefflerEmily Trapnell

Jacob Bancks, composer
Mark Russell Smith, conductor
Sarah Shafer, The Empress (soprano)
Kelly Hill, The Maid (mezzo-soprano)
Nathaniel Sullivan, The Angel (baritone)
Shelley Cooper, stage director
Kristin Marrs, choreographer
Kara Bouck, Hanna Shaeffler, & Emily Trapnell, dancers
Augustana Choral Artists, Jon Hurty, director



    Unity Point Health - Trinity



February 12
7:30 pm
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Bartlett Performing Arts Center
3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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