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.
Additional Event Information
HEALTH & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Face Mask Requirements
If 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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