Masterworks I: The New World
October 3 @ 2:00 pm CDT
We open our 107th season with Dudley Buck’s rousing Festival Overture on the American National Air. World-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to the Quad Cities to astound with Samuel Barber’s passionate powerhouse Piano Concerto. This program of musical Americana concludes with Antonín Dvořák’s beloved “New World Symphony,” inspired by African-American spirituals and Native American songs.
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Additional Event Information
PROGRAM BOOKLET & NOTES
HEALTH & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Face Mask Requirements
Facial coverings will be universally required for all indoor QCSO concerts for as long as community transmission remains substantial or high in both or either Scott and Rock Island counties according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker.
Once transmission rates become 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.
DUDLEY BUCK Festival Overture on the American National Air
SAMUEL BARBER Piano Concerto, Op. 38
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”
$18 – $65 Adults each | $10 – $33 Students each
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Enrich Your Experience
INSIDE THE MUSIC
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 approximately 20 mins after.
sponsored by The Hotel Blackhawk
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.
sponsored by Chris Connolly, Wells Fargo Advisors
INSIDE THE MUSIC & AFTERGLOW
Due to the high rate of community transmission, Afterglow has been canceled for this concert but will return when transmission rates return to moderate or low.