Masterworks II: Fantasies & Fables
November 7 @ 2:00 pm CST
This concert of music inspired by poetry and literature begins with Engelbert Humperdinck’s youthful and Wagnerian prelude to his opera Hänsel und Gretel. Explore lessons about human nature through Michael Abels’ lush musical illustration of Frederick’s Fables by Leo Lionini, narrated by Quad City poet and author Shellie Moore Guy. Triumph over darkness through William Grant Still’s melodic and aspirational Poem for Orchestra, before joining in love’s struggle to conquer all in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s rapturous Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture.
Tickets for this concert are currently only available in a subscription. Single Tickets will go on sale July 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.
Additional Event Information
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel
MICHAEL ABELS Frederick’s Fables
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Poem for Orchestra
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy-Overture
$18 – $65 Adults each | $10 – $33 Students each
Shellie Moore Guy, narrator
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.
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
Mingle with Maestro Mark Russell Smith, guest artists, and members of the QCSO immediately following the Saturday Masterworks Performances. Free admission. Cash bar available.
hosted at The Hotel Blackhawk