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WVIK/QCSO Signature Series I: War Reflections
October 26 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s day with two works inspired by human experiences during the World Wars. Olivier Messiaen composed Quartet for the End of Time while a prisoner of War in German captivity. The piece was first performed at the camp outdoors in the rain by Messiaen’s fellow prisoners. Brian Baxter’s Ho sentito di una terra distante is a song cycle based on the diary of an Italian American soldier, Bernardino Bernardini, using lyrics from Marcella Bernard’s imaginary opera “His Military Life” to accompany the novel “Pro Patria”.
Additional Event Information
The Rock Island Arsenal Museum has extended its hours till 7:30 pm on October 26.
A Cash Bar Available before the performance and during intermission.
BRIAN BAXTER Ho sentito di una terra distante
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time
$25 Adults each | $10 Students each
PRO PATRIA BOOKS FOR SALE
Retail $24.99 QCSO Special $15.00
The book Pro Patria: The Story of An American Who Fought for Italy in World War I by Marcella Bernard will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Cash, Check, and Credit Card accepted.
Access to the Island will be open to the public for the event. All visitors will need to show their concert ticket and visitors age 18 and older a valid state issued ID at the Moline Gate to enter the island. Tickets will be available for purchase in the visitor center parking lot located by the moline entrance.
Naha Greenholtz, violin, Hannah Holman, cello, Daniel Won, clarinet, Marc Zyla, horn, Robert Parker, trombone, Julianna Han, piano, Jessica Usherwood, soprano, & Michael Hawes, baritone