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August 2022

VfS Pop-Up Sale

August 13 @ 9:00 am CDT
CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52806 United States

Join Volunteers for Symphony for a  Pop-up Sale (mini Second Fiddle Sale), Saturday, August 13th at CASI (1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport) from 9:00 am to noon.  Proceeds support the Music Education Programs of the QCSO. DONATE TO THE SALE…

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Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops | The Music of Elton John

August 20 @ 7:30 pm CDT
LeClaire Park, 400 West Beiderbecke Drive
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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The Party of the Summer is turning 40! Celebrate with us along the banks of the Mississippi with a choir-enhanced symphonic celebration of the Music of Elton John. Rock to Elton’s greatest hits including “Rocket Man,” “Madman Across the Water,”…

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September 2022

Up Close with Mak Grgić

September 11 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St
Davenport, 52801
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Enjoy an afternoon with guitarist Mak Grgić before he joins the QCSO as guest soloist on Masterworks III: Ode to Guitar. The program begins with selections from his album Cinema Verismoa, which features originals and adaptations of beloved music featured…

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October 2022

Masterworks I: Ode to Joy

October 1 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Masterworks I: Ode to Joy (2022)

Our 108th Season opens with Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Ode, a minimalist and hip-hop-influenced response to Ludwig van Beethoven and his 9th Symphony through a 21st-century lens. The QCSO will then bring Beethoven’s exuberant and transcendent 9th Symphony to life, featuring…

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Masterworks I: Ode to Joy

October 2 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Masterworks I: Ode to Joy (2022)

Our 108th Season opens with Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Ode, a minimalist and hip-hop-influenced response to Ludwig van Beethoven and his 9th Symphony through a 21st-century lens. The QCSO will then bring Beethoven’s exuberant and transcendent 9th Symphony to life, featuring…

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Soirée: The Roaring 20s

October 15 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Let the roaring 2020s begin with an elegant evening at the Figge! Tickets for this Great Gatsby-inspired event include dinner and performance, plus a paddle raise and live auction with Maestro Mark Russell Smith as your auctioneer to benefit the…

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Two Remain (Out of Darkness)

October 22 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Brunner Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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This moving and emotional two-act chamber opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer is based on the true stories of two Holocaust survivors: In Act I, Krystyna Żywulska, assisted by ghosts of Auschwitz, shares her story of survival…

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November 2022

Masterworks II: Fit for a King

November 5 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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This concert rich with royalty begins with Duke Ellington’s jazz and gospel-influenced Three Black Kings. QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman will captivate with the rich and haunting cello soliloquies of Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo, the final work of his Jewish Cycle.…

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Masterworks II: Fit for a King

November 6 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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This concert rich with royalty begins with Duke Ellington’s jazz and gospel-influenced Three Black Kings. QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman will captivate with the rich and haunting cello soliloquies of Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo, the final work of his Jewish Cycle.…

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

November 19 @ 2:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

You-Know-Who™ is not the only one who has returned—Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, and Hermione Granger™ are back as well in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant…

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

November 19 @ 8:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

You-Know-Who™ is not the only one who has returned—Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, and Hermione Granger™ are back as well in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant…

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December 2022

Masterworks III: Ode to Guitar

December 3 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Georg Philipp Telemann’s playful and spirited Ouverture burlesque de Quichotte opens this diverse concert featuring WHBF News 4’s Jim Niedelman as narrator. Guitarist Mak Grgić joins the QCSO to premiere a QCSO co-commissioned Guitar Concerto by Michael Abels. The second…

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Masterworks III: Ode to Guitar

December 4 @ 2:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: THE SUNDAY PERFORMANCE WILL ALSO BE HELD AT THE ADLER THEATRE Georg Philipp Telemann’s playful and spirited Ouverture burlesque de Quichotte opens this diverse concert featuring WHBF News 4’s Jim Niedelman as narrator. Guitarist Mak Grgić joins the…

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Holiday Brass

December 10 @ 7:30 pm CST
Central DeWitt Performing Arts Center, 519 E 11th St
DeWitt, IA 52742 United States
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Ring in the holiday season with members of the QCSO Brass and Percussion sections! Under the direction of Maestro Mark Russell Smith, the ensemble will perform uplifting sections of classical and holiday favorites. PURCHASE TICKETS Additional Event Information View Sunday,…

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Holiday Brass

December 11 @ 3:00 pm CST
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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Ring in the holiday season with members of the QCSO Brass and Percussion sections! Under the direction of Maestro Mark Russell Smith, the ensemble is joined by organist Chris Nelson to perform uplifting sections of classical and holiday favorites! PURCHASE…

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January 2023

Up Close with Naha & Aaron

January 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm CST
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St
Moline, Illinois 61265
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Spend the evening with QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz and principal percussionist Aaron Williams at the historic Butterworth Center. Naha and Aaron will perform both solo and duo works by Wynton Marsalis, Sergei Prokofiev, Chen Yi, and Paul Lansky, plus the…

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February 2023

Masterworks IV: Bella & Brahms

February 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Richard Wagner’s militaristic Rienzi Overture provides a spirited opener to this program before the centerpiece of the concert, Johannes Brahms’s intimate and evocative Third Symphony, with its flowing rhythms and lush, soaring melodies. Virtuoso violinist Bella Hristova returns to the…

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Masterworks IV: Bella & Brahms

February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Richard Wagner’s militaristic Rienzi Overture provides a spirited opener to this program before the centerpiece of the concert, Johannes Brahms’s intimate and evocative Third Symphony, with its flowing rhythms and lush, soaring melodies. Virtuoso violinist Bella Hristova returns to the…

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Up Close with ATLYS

February 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm CST
Raccoon Motel, 315 E 2nd St
Davenport, 52801
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Rock out with this talented, crossover string quartet at the Raccoon Motel! Comprised of Jinty McTavish, violin, Rita Andrade, viola, Genevieve Tabby, cello, and the QCSO's own Sabrina Tabby, violin, ATLYS is lauded for their passionate and dynamic performances, signature…

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March 2023

Masterworks V: Fierce Females

March 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Our celebration of women in music commences with Joan Tower’s bold and dramatic Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. You’ll then be swept up by the nineteenth-century contrapuntal master Louise Farrenc’s energetic and restless Symphony No. 3 and an excerpt from…

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Masterworks V: Fierce Females

March 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Our celebration of women in music commences with Joan Tower’s bold and dramatic Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. You’ll then be swept up by the nineteenth-century contrapuntal master Louise Farrenc’s energetic and restless Symphony No. 3 and an excerpt from…

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Up Close with the Figge, Women in Music

March 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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In honor of the Figge’s major exhibit Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, join us for an evening at the museum celebrating women in music. The first half of the program will feature QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman presenting…

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April 2023

Masterworks VI: Mahler One

April 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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We conclude our Masterworks Season with Sergei Prokofiev’s evanescent and shimmering Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring a dazzling and soaring performance from QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz. Mahler’s programmatic first symphony, “Titan” will lead us through a hero’s lifelong battle and…

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Masterworks VI: Mahler One

April 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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We conclude our Masterworks Season with Sergei Prokofiev’s evanescent and shimmering Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring a dazzling and soaring performance from QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz. Mahler’s programmatic first symphony, “Titan” will lead us through a hero’s lifelong battle and…

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Up Close with Jessica Warren

April 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Join QCSO principal flute Jessica Warren and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang for a vibrant afternoon of music at the Figge Art Museum. Take a tour of South America with Valerie Colmena's rhythmic and melodic tone poem Danza de la Mariposa, Gabriela…

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May 2023

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast™ in Concert

May 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast™ in Concert

“Be Our Guest” and experience Disney’s Beauty and the Beast like never before! In a “tale as old as time” Belle’s love must save the cursed prince and his entire castle from eternal enchantment. Watch this timeless animated classic in…

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