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October 2018

Signature Soirée: Fantaisie Française

October 27, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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VfS Trivia Night: Music, Inspire, Live

November 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm CST
Eldridge Community Center, 400 South 16th Avenue
Eldridge, IA 52748 United States
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Come Join Volunteers for Symphony for an evening of trivia in support of the Music Education Programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra!  Gather your friends and compete in 10 rounds of 10 general knowledge Trivia Questions.  Prizes will be…

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Fall Concert – YC/PS/YPO

November 11, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:30 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Concert-Chamber-of-Secrets

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 @ 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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Dinner at Happy Joe’s | VfS Fundraiser

January 21 @ 5:00 pm CST
Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, 2430 Spruce Hills Dr
Bettendorf, IA 52722 United States
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Join Volunteers for Symphony for a Buffet Dinner at Happy Joe's on January 21, 2019 and 30% of the proceeds will go to support the QCSO's programs! Event Details Happy Joe's located at 2430 Spruce Hills Drive (This offer is…

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February 2019

Masterworks IV: Mahler’s 9th Symphony

February 2 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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gustav-mahler

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 @ 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 @ 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, Annie Warner on violin, will perform with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform…

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March 2019

Masterworks V: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

March 2 @ 8:00 pm CST
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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masterwork-beethoven

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

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 @ 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

Welcome Wednesday

April 3 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House, 303 N Cody Rd
Le Claire, IA 52753 United States
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Help the QCSO celebrate the close of our Masterworks Season with live music and refreshing drinks at the Mississippi River Distilling Company! Enjoy delicious cocktails, great company, and music from a QCSO String Quartet, all while supporting the QCSO at…

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Masterworks VI: Quad Cities Past & Present

April 6 @ 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 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Davenport Central Performing Arts Center, 1120 Main St
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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GershwinMagicKey

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 @ 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, Axel Ferguson on oboe. Ensemble members come from the greater…

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Community Wide Side-by-Side

April 28 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Mississippi River Hall, River Center, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Community Wide Side-by-Side, West Side Story

Join us for the 4th annual Community Wide Side-by-Side. We continue our celebration of Bernstein's celebration by performing selections from West Side Story! This event is for ALL ages and ALL skill levels. The only requirement is that you read music! Registration is $25 and…

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May 2019

QCSO presents: Har Mar Superstar

May 11 @ 7:30 pm CDT
The Rust Belt, 1201 7th St
East Moline, IL 61244 United States
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Har Mar Superstar

In collaboration with Moeller Nights, the QCSO is pleased to present Har Mar Superstar in concert with the QCSO.  This genre-busting event will feature two sporty chamber orchestra sets featuring, Bach, Bartok, Bettendorf, and Stravinsky followed by a collaborative set…

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WVIK/QCSO Signature Series IV: Bernstein & Brass

May 18 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Geneseo High School Concert Hall, 700 N State St
Geneseo, IL 61254 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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June 2019

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

June 1 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Star Wars A New Hope In Concert

Experience the scope and grandeur of the beloved film Star Wars: A New Hope™ in its entirety with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live by the QCSO! Travel to a galaxy far away, where a civil war rages…

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Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

June 1 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Star Wars A New Hope In Concert

Experience the scope and grandeur of the beloved film Star Wars: A New Hope™ in its entirety with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live by the QCSO! Travel to a galaxy far away, where a civil war rages…

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36th Annual Second Fiddle Preview Party & Sale

June 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 8, 2019 CDT
Walnut Center, 4711 North Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52806 United States
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Join Volunteers for Symphony for the Quad Cities Biggest and Best Rummage Sale! Shop for treasures among this year's donated items and support the Music Education programs of the QCSO! Preview Party Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00…

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August 2019

Uncork the Season

August 7 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Wide River Winery, Village of East Davenport, 1128 Mound St
Davenport, IA 52803 United States
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Join the QCSO and Music Director Mark Russell Smith as we kick off 2019-20 Season with an evening at Wide River Winery in the Village of East Davenport. Enjoy delicious wine from Wide River Winery, great music from the QCSO…

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Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops: The Music of Queen

August 17 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Rock Island Arsenal, Quarters One, Gillespie St
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops, the Music of Queen August 17, 2019

NOW AT THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL Grab your friends and join the QCSO for the Party of the Summer! We will rock you with this killer Queen set-list of the band's greatest hits, including "Under Pressure", "A Crazy Little Thing…

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September 2019

Signature Soirée: A Night in Vienna

September 21 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Save the Date for the QCSO’s third annual Signature Soirée. Join us for an elegant evening of music, majesty, and masquerade at the Figge adorned in Viennese Style. Tickets are $100 each and include dinner, a performance, and a live…

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October 2019

QCSO Film Screening with Principal Cellist Hannah Holman

October 2 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Join the QCSO and Principal Cellist Hannah Holman for a screening of the 1946 film Deception, from which the Korngold Cello Concerto, featured on Masterworks I: Statement, originated. Before the film, Hannah Holman will present on the concerto and Eleanor…

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Masterworks I: Statement

October 5 @ 8:00 pm CDT
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
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Our exploration of the human experience begins with the infectious energy of Alberto Ginastera's "Malambo" from the ballet Estancia.  QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman performs Jennifer Higdon's thoughtful and plaintive Soliloquy and Korngold's stormy and dramatic Cello Concerto. Experience the World…

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Masterworks I: Statement

October 6 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Our exploration of the human experience begins with the infectious energy of Alberto Ginastera's "Malambo" from the ballet Estancia.  QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman performs Jennifer Higdon's thoughtful and plaintive Soliloquy and Korngold's stormy and dramatic Cello Concerto. Experience the World…

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