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September 2018

Inspire Laughter, Inspire Comedy

September 27 @ 6:00 pm CDT
The Establishment, 220 19th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Come Join Volunteers for Symphony for an Evening of Improv Comedy with the Guys in Ties! This elite traveling improv comedy troupe presents hilarious and unforgettable shows. By combining wit, intelligence, humor and 18 years of experience, the Guys in Ties make every…

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October 2018

Masterworks I: French Moderns

October 6 @ 8:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Our tribute to the French Modern aesthetic opens with Debussy’s sensual and evanescent tone poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, followed by his atmospheric and fluid Nocturnes. Flutist John McMurtery takes center stage for Debussy’s haunting Syrinx for solo flute before we begin our promenade through the changing…

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Masterworks I: French Moderns

October 7 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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french moderns

Our tribute to the French Modern aesthetic opens with Debussy’s sensual and evanescent tone poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, followed by his atmospheric and fluid Nocturnes. Flutist John McMurtery takes center stage for Debussy’s haunting Syrinx for solo flute before we begin our promenade through the changing…

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Signature Soirée: Fantaisie Française

October 27 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Join the QCSO for our second annual Signature Soirée. Enjoy an evening at the Figge Art Museum complete with dinner, a performance, paddle raise, and a live auction to benefit the QCSO’s programs with Maestro Mark Russell Smith as your…

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November 2018

Masterworks II: Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto

November 3 @ 8:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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In salute to our 104th Season, the concert commences with Haydn's exuberant and surprising "London Symphony," No. 104. We then travel to the Coast of Suffolk for Britten's surging and unrelenting Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes, before pianist Wei Luo shows off her pianistic…

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Masterworks II: Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto

November 4 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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piano-Wei-Luo

In salute to our 104th Season, the concert commences with Haydn's exuberant and surprising "London Symphony," No. 104. We then travel to the Coast of Suffolk for Britten's surging and unrelenting Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes, before pianist Wei Luo shows off her pianistic…

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Fall Concert – YC/PS/YPO

November 11 @ 1:00 pm CST
Davenport Central Performing Arts Center, 1120 Main St
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral and choral repertoire with the most talented young musicians in the area. Ensemble members come from the greater Quad Cities, as well as…

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Fall Concert – YSE/YSO

November 11 @ 5:00 pm CST
Davenport Central Performing Arts Center, 1120 Main St
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral and choral repertoire with the most talented young musicians in the area. Ensemble members come from the greater Quad Cities, as well as…

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

November 17 @ 2:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Audiences will be able to relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter’s second year at school like never before. This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ otherworldly score.…

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

November 17 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Audiences will be able to relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter’s second year at school like never before. This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ otherworldly score.…

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December 2018

Masterworks III: Celebrating Bernstein’s Centennial

December 1 @ 8:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Our Centennial Celebration of Leonard Bernstein will explore the nature of love with Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz in Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), Principal Clarinetist Daniel Won will make his QCSO solo debut with the energetic and syncopated Clarinet Sonata, and beloved selections from West Side Story and…

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Masterworks III: Celebrating Bernstein’s Centennial

December 2 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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leonard-bernstein_blue

Our Centennial Celebration of Leonard Bernstein will explore the nature of love with Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz in Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), Principal Clarinetist Daniel Won will make his QCSO solo debut with the energetic and syncopated Clarinet Sonata, and beloved selections from West Side Story and…

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QCSYE Concerto Competition

December 2 @ 5:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Youth Symphony Orchestra members perform solo concertos to win one of two concerto prizes. Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral and choral repertoire with the most talented young musicians…

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January 2019

WVIK/QCSO Signature Series I: Ravel & Debussy

January 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm CST
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Tonal and harmonic gradation is one of many similarities drawn between the work of Ravel and Debussy. Debussy was an influential composer of the late 19th early 20th centuries. After his death in 1918, Ravel became widely recognized as France's…

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February 2019

Masterworks IV: Mahler’s 9th Symphony

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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The QCSO continues its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9. Completed shortly before his death, this four-movement work is often considered both his farewell and his most deeply personal score. This expansive symphony…

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Masterworks IV: Mahler’s 9th Symphony

February 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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The QCSO continues its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9. Completed shortly before his death, this four-movement work is often considered both his farewell and his most deeply personal score. This expansive symphony…

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WVIK/QCSO Signature Series II: German Giants

February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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From the three B’s of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, to the romantic compositions of Schumann, and to the epic operas of Wagner, Germany has provided a wealth of composers who have defined the course of western music. These German Giants,…

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Winter Festival Concert

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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All five Youth Ensembles will perform, and the QCSYE Concerto Competition YSO Prize Winner will perform with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral and choral…

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March 2019

Masterworks V: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Masterworks V opens with Beethoven’s stately and elegant Twelve German Dances. Principal Oboe Andrew Parker will take your breath away with his performance of the high-flying and technically demanding Strauss Oboe Concerto. The program’s impassioned conclusion showcases the orchestra’s artistry with…

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Masterworks V: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Masterworks V opens with Beethoven’s stately and elegant Twelve German Dances. Principal Oboe Andrew Parker will take your breath away with his performance of the high-flying and technically demanding Strauss Oboe Concerto. The program’s impassioned conclusion showcases the orchestra’s artistry with…

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WVIK/QCSO Signature Series III: KAIA String Quartet

March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Boys and Girls Club Teen Center, 1122 5th Ave
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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KAIA String Quartet is a Chicago-based ensemble devoted to capturing the essence of Latin American culture through the medium of the string quartet. The ensemble completed graduate studies together under the Avalon Quartet at Northern Illinois University, where they were…

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April 2019

Masterworks VI: Quad Cities Past & Present

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Jim-Stephenson-Composer

This vibrant and varied concert opens with Chávez’ rhythmic Sinfonía India based on Mexican folk tunes. The QCSO then presents the World Premiere of a QCSO commissioned work by James Stephenson inspired by the Quad Cities past and present. The…

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Masterworks VI: Quad Cities Past & Present

April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Jim-Stephenson-Composer

This vibrant and varied concert opens with Chávez’ rhythmic Sinfonía India based on Mexican folk tunes. The QCSO then presents the World Premiere of a QCSO commissioned work by James Stephenson inspired by the Quad Cities past and present. The…

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Family Concert: Gershwin’s Magic Key

April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Davenport Central Performing Arts Center, 1120 Main St
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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Join the QCSO, and the cast from Classical Kids Live!, for the story of a chance meeting on the streets of New York between a poor newspaper boy and the great American composer George Gershwin. This drama about friendship and…

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QCSO/QCSYE Side-by-Side Concert

April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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All five Ensembles perform side-by-side with another ensemble, including a performance of the Youth Symphony Orchestra with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra featuring the QCSYE Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winner. Ensemble members come from the greater Quad Cities, as well…

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May 2019

WVIK/QCSO Signature Series IV: Bernstein & Brass

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Moline High School Auditorium, 3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Few composers capture their time and become the iconic voice of their age. Leonard Bernstein projected the sound of urban and urbane America. Writing for small ensembles, symphony orchestras, Broadway, film and opera houses, Bernstein projected a simple message of…

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