Masterworks VI: For America
April 11 - May 11
Our tribute to the diversity of American music inspired by the Figge Art Museum’s For America exhibit is a symphonic tapestry weaving together many different musical traditions. The program begins with Aaron Copland’s evocation of the spirit of rural Americana in Appalachian Spring. The Sphinx Quartet joins the QCSO for Michael Abels’s energetic combination of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and Latin dance in his Delights and Dances. We conclude with selections from two outstanding and distinctive works, beginning with the Fugue from Charles Ives’ epic Symphony No. 4 based on the hymn “From Greenland’s Icy Mountains,” and finally “Chasqui” and “Coqueteos” from Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout.
$1 from every ticket sold to Masterworks VI: For America will be donated to the African American Leadership Society of the United Way of the Quad Cities.
Additional Event Information
AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring: Suite
MICHAEL ABELS Delights and Dances featuring the Sphinx Quartet
CHARLES IVES Symphony No. 4, Fugue
GABRIELA LENA FRANK Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Chasqui & Coqueteos
$40 per Household Each | Student Access available. Call our box office at 563.322.7276 for details.
ABOUT DIGITAL ACCESS
The digital concert will air on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 2:00 pm via the QCSO’s Uscreen Channel. To ensure the highest quality video and audio experience and that the stream airs uninterrupted, the live stream will be a recording of the Saturday evening performance.
Only one Digital Access ticket is needed per household.
Digital access will begin Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 2:00 PM and available to Stream for 30 days.
Ruben Rengel, violin,
Jannina Norpoth, violin,
Paul Laraia, viola,
& Thomas Mesa, cello
Enrich Your Experience
Enjoy informal pre-concert conversations hosted by Kai Swanson featuring Maestro Mark Russell Smith and featured artists. Concert Conversations will be presented virtually for the 2020-21 Season, and available for viewing ahead of the performances on the QCSO’s YouTube Channel, Facebook, and Uscreen Digital Access platform. Sponsored by Chris Connolly, Wells Fargo Advisors
INSIDE THE MUSIC & AFTERGLOW
Due to the pandemic, these two events have been canceled for the 2020-21 Season Performances.
Feature Image: John Frederick Kensett. The Bash-Bish, 1855. Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 × 29 in. National Academy of Design, New York. Bequest of James A. Suydam, 1865. Courtesy American Federation of Arts