Masterworks I: From Conflict to Courage
October 7 @ 7:30 pm CDT
We open our 109th Season with Samuel Barber’s vivid and witty The School for Scandal Overture, capturing the madcap spirit of Richard Sheridan’s comedic play. Cellist Tommy Mesa returns to the Quad Cities to perform Andrea Casarrubios’s Seven, a hauntingly beautiful tribute to the pandemic’s essential workers and those who lost their lives, followed by Jessie Montgomery’s Divided, which finds beauty amid conflict and chaos. The concert comes to a triumphant close with Dmitri Shostakovich’s breathtaking artistic statement emerging from a period of Soviet artist suppression, his Fifth Symphony.
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SAMUEL BARBER The School for Scandal, Overture, Op. 5 [8’]
ANDREA CASARRUBIOS Seven [9’]
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Divided for solo cello and orchestra [12’]
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, D minor [44’]
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Mark Russell Smith, conductor
Tommy Mesa, cello
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Join QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of the Masterworks programs on the Thursday evening preceding each Masterworks Concert. Free admission. Cash bar available. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the program starts approx 20 minutes later.
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One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert-goers are invited to attend informational pre-concert conversations to hear about the works on the program. A video is also available on all QCSO social media platforms.
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Mingle with Maestro Mark Russell Smith, guest artists, and members of the QCSO in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk immediately following the Saturday Masterworks Performances. Free admission. Cash bar available.
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