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December 2021

Masterworks III: English Serenade

December 4, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 and narrator Shellie Moore Guy to perform uplifting selections of…

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January 2022

Up Close with Andrew Parker

January 8 - February 6
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. The concert opens with Alyssa Morris’s Four Personalities based on the colors used by the Hartman Personality Test, followed by Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe…

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February 2022

Masterworks IV: Bruckner 8 – Digital Access

February 5 - March 8
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 radiant Scherzo that is followed by a rustic yet sumptuous…

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Masterworks IV: Bruckner 8

February 6 @ 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 - March 14
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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QCSYE Winter Concert | 3:00 PM

February 20 @ 3:00 pm CST
Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) consists of four school-year orchestras for musicians of all ability levels, ages 7 to 18. The program provides a rigorous and inspiring learning environment founded on musical excellence for string, woodwind, brass, and…

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QCSYE Winter Concert | 7:00 PM

February 20 @ 7:00 pm CST
Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) consists of four school-year orchestras for musicians of all ability levels, ages 7 to 18. The program provides a rigorous and inspiring learning environment founded on musical excellence for string, woodwind, brass, and…

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March 2022

Masterworks V: From East to West

March 6 - April 5
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 @ 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 Scandinavia, Nordic Dreams

March 17 - April 16
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 Dietrich Buxtehude, Kaija Saariaho, Arvo Pärt, Jean Sibelius, Esa-Pekka Salonen, & Edvard…

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April 2022

Masterworks VI: Pines of Rome

April 2 - May 3
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 @ 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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QCSO/QCSYE Side-by-Side Concert

April 24 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) consists of four school-year orchestras for musicians of all ability levels, ages 7 to 18. The program provides a rigorous and inspiring learning environment founded on musical excellence for string, woodwind, brass, and…

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May 2022

Up Close with Naha & Marian

May 1 - May 31
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Join QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz and pianist Marian Lee 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 Digital Access Tickets…

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YSO Finale Concert

May 8 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) is a full symphony orchestra comprised of nearly 90 members and is the premier youth orchestra in the region. Members perform several times throughout the year in a variety of rewarding performance settings, including the Side-by-Side Concert…

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Disney’s Frozen™ in Concert

May 14 @ 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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June 2022

VfS Virtual Trivia Night

June 23 @ 6:30 pm CDT

Join Volunteers for Symphony for Virtual Trivia Fun for the Whole Family in support of the Music Education Programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra!  Trivia will be conducted via Zoom, so you and your team of up to 8…

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August 2022

Uncork the Season

August 4 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House, 303 N Cody Rd
Le Claire, IA 52753 United States
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Join the QCSO as we kick off the 2022-23 Season with an evening at the Mississippi River Distilling Company's Celebration Center in Le Claire. Enjoy beautiful rooftop views of the Mississippi River, delicious spirits and cocktails from MRDC, heavy hors…

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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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GATES NOW OPEN AT 5:00 PM Due to weather delays, the gates to LeClaire Park will open at 5:00 pm. On-Site Ticket Sales will also begin at 5:00 pm. At this time, the main event is still scheduled for 7:30…

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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 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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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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QCSYE Fall Concert

November 13 @ 3:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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QCSYE Fall Concert 2021

The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) consists of four school-year orchestras for musicians of all ability levels, ages 7 to 18. The program provides a rigorous and inspiring learning environment founded on musical excellence for string, woodwind, brass, and…

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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

Second performance on November 19, 2022 @ 8:00pm 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…

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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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