Masterworks VI: For America
April 10 @ 7:30 pm CDT
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
$18 – $65 Adults each | $10 – $33 Students each
$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 Laura, viola,
& Thomas Mesa, cello
HEALTH & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
- Social Distancing: Audience members will be socially distanced throughout the Theatre and the number of in-person seats available to audience members will be significantly restricted in order to accommodate the necessary social distancing.
- Facial Masks or Coverings: Facial masks or coverings must be worn at all times covering the nose and mouth while in the Adler Theatre/River Center. Disposable masks will be available for those who arrive without one. No exemptions will be made, including for individuals who have already been vaccinated.
- Attendees Must be Asymptomatic: Attendees must not have tested positive for COVID-19 within the 14 days prior to attending the event in person and attendees must be asymptomatic for at least 14 days prior to attending the event in person. Anyone feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms such as but not limited to fever, cough, or shortness of breath should stay home. Please click here to review the full list of COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC website. Additionally, attendees must not have been in contact with anyone who has been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to attending the event in person. Attendees who cannot meet these requirements should not attend the event in person and are encouraged to access the performance via Digital Access.
- Entry & Departure: The Adler Theatre will remain closed to the general public until the predetermined time that seating can begin. Doors will open 30 minutes before concert time. Signage and floor markings will outline new procedures, as well as remind guests and staff to social distance and wash their hands. Guests will be encouraged to move directly to their seats. Guests will not be allowed to approach the stage and will be encouraged to immediately exit the building following the performance.
- Reduced Contact: Tickets will not be sold on-site and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be touched by the ticket scanners, and program booklets will only be available in a digital format. The program booklet will be available in advance online if attendees wish to print their own copies, and guests may request a printout of the program to be mailed to them for a $4 fee up to 14 days before the event.
- Food & Beverage: Concessions will not be sold.
- Facilities: The venue will be deep cleaned and sanitized prior to patron arrival, and a sanitizing crew will spray and disinfect all surfaces after each event. The HVAC system has been set to increase the percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be located outside of the restrooms and at all access points leading to the theatre. After the show begins, employees will clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces and restrooms. Staff will be assigned to monitor social distancing and hygiene in the lobby, walkways and restrooms.
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