6,000 students experience the music of Hollywood at the Adler Theatre

This year's Symphony Day at the Adler Theatre promises to be a blockbuster featuring music from famous Hollywood films. On February 12, the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra will entertain and educate 6,000 area fourth and fifth grade students with its 30th annual Symphony Day. This year's concert will feature music from Spider-Man, Aladdin, the Lone Ranger, and Indiana Jones. These narrated concerts at the Adler Theatre highlight the orchestra through short and varied works. For many youths, this is the first time they have had the opportunity to attend a live symphony concert in a concert hall.

Press is welcome to attend any of the three scheduled performances: 9:15 AM, 11:00 AM and 1 PM.

Buses begin arriving a half-hour before each performance, with children streaming through the lobby until the time of the performance. Symphony Day draws from 32 different school districts, 195 public, private and home-study classrooms, all coming from within a 45-mile radius of the Quad Cities. Schools attending include:

  • Bettendorf Band and Orchestra Programs, Bettendorf, IA
  • Calamus-Wheatland Elementary School, Wheatland, IA
  • Denkmann Grade School, Rock Island, IL
  • Eagle Ridge, Carbon Cliff/Barstow, IL
  • Ericsson Elementary School, Moline, IL
  • Franklin Elementary School, Moline, IL
  • Hamilton Elementary School, Moline, IL
  • Hayes ElementarySchool, Davenport, IA
  • Jane Addams Elementary School, Moline, IL
  • Jefferson Edison Elementary School, Davenport, IA
  • John Glenn Elementary School, Donahue, IA
  • Logan Grade School, Moline, IL
  • Lourdes Catholic School, Bettendorf, IA
  • Madison Elementary School, Davenport, IA
  • Madison Elementary School, Muscatine, IA
  • McKinley Elementary School, Davenport, IA
  • Mercer County Intermediate, Aledo, IL
  • Monroe Elementary School, Davenport, IA
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, East Moline, IL
  • Pleasant View Elementary School, Bettendorf, IA
  • Riverdale Heights Elementary School, Bettendorf, IA
  • Seton Catholic Elementary School, Moline, IL
  • St. Joseph's Catholic School, DeWitt, IA
  • Temple Christian Academy, Moline, IL
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Milan, IL
  • Truman Elementary School, Davenport, IA
  • Unity Christian, Fulton, IL
  • Virgil Grissom Elementary School, Princeton, IA
  • Washington Elementary, Moline, IL
  • Willard Grade School, Moline, IL
  • Wilson Elementary School, Davenport, IA

Symphony Day is sponsored by the Mary Waterman Foundation.