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Masterworks III: English Serenade

December 4 @ 7:30 pm CST

Traverse the English countryside with Edward Elgar’s sonorous and pastoral Serenade for Strings. Principal Horn Marc Zyla makes his QCSO soloist debut with the robust fanfares of Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, followed by Benjamin Britten’s stirring and virtuosic Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, with Karim Sulayman. This spirited program closes with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s bold and exuberant “Linz” Symphony.


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View Sunday, Dec 5th @ 2:00 PM Performance

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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.


EDWARD ELGAR Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 
RICHARD STRAUSS Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11 
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings 
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 36, K. 425 “Linz”


$18 – $65 Adults each | $10 – $33 Students each

Karim SulaymanFEATURING
Marc Zyla, horn
Karim Sulayman, tenor

Sponsored by:

Enrich Your Experience

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


Afterglow will be suspended for all indoor QCSO Masterworks 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, the Afterglow event will be re-instated for all indoor QCSO Masterworks concerts.



December 4
7:30 pm
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Adler Theatre
136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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