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October 2021

Masterworks I: The New World

October 2 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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We open our 107th season with Dudley Buck’s rousing Festival Overture on the American National Air. World-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to the Quad Cities to astound with Samuel Barber’s passionate powerhouse Piano Concerto. This program of musical Americana concludes…

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Masterworks I: The New World

October 3 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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We open our 107th season with Dudley Buck’s rousing Festival Overture on the American National Air. World-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to the Quad Cities to astound with Samuel Barber’s passionate powerhouse Piano Concerto. This program of musical Americana concludes…

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Up Close with Ballet Quad Cities, Soldier’s Tale

October 9 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St Ambrose University, 518 Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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Join seven talented QCSO musicians for a varied program of works for one to seven musicians.  Principal bassoonist Benjamin Coelho explores the rhythms of jazz in Libby Larson's Jazz Variations for Solo Bassoon. Dancers from Ballet Quad Cities join principal…

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Scratch Cupcake Sale

October 11 - October 29
Scratch Cupcake Fundraiser

Get ready to be CUPCAKED! Volunteers for Symphony and Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles members are selling 6-packs of Scratch Cupcakery Cupcakes to support QCSO Music Education Programs.  Prices range from $15-$20, and the cupcakes come in a variety of…

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November 2021

Masterworks II: Fantasies & Fables

November 6 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Masterworks II: Fantasies & Fables

This concert of music inspired by poetry and literature begins with Engelbert Humperdinck’s youthful and Wagnerian prelude to his opera Hänsel und Gretel. Explore lessons about human nature through Michael Abels’ lush musical illustration of Frederick’s Fables by Leo Lionni,…

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Masterworks II: Fantasies & Fables

November 7 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Masterworks II: Fantasies & Fables

This concert of music inspired by poetry and literature begins with Engelbert Humperdinck’s youthful and Wagnerian prelude to his opera Hänsel und Gretel. Explore lessons about human nature through Michael Abels’ lush musical illustration of Frederick’s Fables by Leo Lionni,…

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GIT Improv by Volunteers for Symphony

November 11 @ 6:00 pm CST
Eldridge Community Center, 400 South 16th Avenue
Eldridge, IA 52748 United States
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Join Volunteers for Symphony for an Evening of Improv Comedy with GIT Improv! This elite traveling improv comedy troupe presents hilarious and unforgettable shows. By combining wit, intelligence, humor, and 18 years of experience, GIT makes every event a truly unique…

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

November 20 @ 2:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and…

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

November 20 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and…

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December 2021

Masterworks III: English Serenade

December 4 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Traverse the English countryside with Edward Elgar’s sonorous and pastoral Serenade for Strings. Principal Horn Marc Zyla makes his QCSO soloist debut with the robust fanfares of Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, followed by Benjamin Britten’s stirring and virtuosic…

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Masterworks III: English Serenade

December 5 @ 2:00 pm CST
Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Traverse the English countryside with Edward Elgar’s sonorous and pastoral Serenade for Strings. Principal Horn Marc Zyla makes his QCSO soloist debut with the robust fanfares of Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, followed by Benjamin Britten’s stirring and virtuosic…

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Holiday Brass

December 12 @ 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 selections of classical and holiday favorites including…

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January 2022

Up Close with Andrew Parker

January 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CST
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Join QCSO principal oboe Andrew Parker for an intimate evening of music at the Figge featuring works by Alyssa Morris, Francis Poulenc, Marina Dranishnikova, and Sigismund Toduță. BUY TICKETS Additional Event Information PROGRAM ALYSSA MORRIS Four Personalities FRANCIS POULENC Sonata…

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February 2022

Masterworks IV: Bruckner 8

February 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Bruckner’s final complete symphony is a sweeping symphonic journey. This epic and thrilling work begins with a slow introduction that unfolds into a dramatic struggle. The second movement is a rustic yet sumptuous and noble Adagio that is followed by…

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Masterworks IV: Bruckner 8

February 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Bruckner’s final complete symphony is a sweeping symphonic journey. This epic and thrilling work begins with a slow introduction that unfolds into a dramatic struggle. The second movement is a rustic yet sumptuous and noble Adagio that is followed by…

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Living Proof Exhibit Opera: Karkinos

February 12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CST
Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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In collaboration with Living Proof Exhibit, the QCSO has commissioned local composer and Augustana Professor Jacob Bancks to create a dramatic oratorio entitled Karkinos that will provide hope and celebration for those with cancer and all who love them. Inspired…

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March 2022

Masterworks V: From East to West

March 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Our musical excursion begins in the Guangxi Zhuang region of China with Chen Yi’s rhythmic Duo Ye, based on the traditional song and dance of the Dong people. Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz dazzles with a performance of Mozart’s graceful and spirited…

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Masterworks V: From East to West

March 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Our musical excursion begins in the Guangxi Zhuang region of China with Chen Yi’s rhythmic Duo Ye, based on the traditional song and dance of the Dong people. Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz dazzles with a performance of Mozart’s graceful and spirited…

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Up Close with WVIK, Nordic Dreams

March 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Allow QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, QCSO principal cellist, Hannah Holman, and pianist Juliana Han to transport you away with an intimate evening of Nordic music featuring works by Alyssa Morris, Francis Poulenc, Marina Dranishnikova, and Sigismund Toduță. BUY TICKETS Additional…

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Soirée: The Roaring 20s

March 26, 2022 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Important Announcement Due to the surge of the COVID-19 Delta variant in our community, the October 19th event has been postponed until March 26th, 2022 in order to ensure that the event is as safe and enjoyable for our guests.…

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April 2022

Masterworks VI: Pines of Rome

April 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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The program opens with Johann Strauss Jr.’s charming waltz Voices of Spring. Roberto Díaz returns to the Quad Cities to perform Jennifer Higdon’s Grammy® Award-winning Viola Concerto; this unrelenting showpiece was written specifically for Díaz. Experience the lyricism and power…

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Masterworks VI: Pines of Rome

April 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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The program opens with Johann Strauss Jr.’s charming waltz Voices of Spring. Roberto Díaz returns to the Quad Cities to perform Jennifer Higdon’s Grammy® Award-winning Viola Concerto; this unrelenting showpiece was written specifically for Díaz. Experience the lyricism and power…

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May 2022

Up Close with Naha Greenholtz

May 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Join QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz for a lovely afternoon of music at the Figge featuring works by Astor Piazzolla, Eugène Ysaÿe, Gabriela Lena Frank, Pablo de Sarasate, & Johann Sebastian Bach. BUY TICKETS Additional Event Information PROGRAM EUGÈNE YSAŸE Solo Sonata No.…

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Disney’s Frozen™ in Concert

May 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Travel to Arendelle and experience the phenomenon of Disney’s Frozen™ like never before! Watch in high-definition as Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf set off on a grand adventure to help Elsa to control her powers and save the kingdom from eternal…

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