QCSO Signature Series III featuring Holman and Lecuona this Sunday

The QCSO Signature Series at Augustana College features the orchestra's principal cellist, Hannah Holman, with pianist Rene Lecuona, in a program of another "three Bs" -- Beethoven, Leon Boellmann, and Frank Bridge. Boellmann (1862-1897) was a French composer best known for organ works. Bridge (1879-1941) was an English composer, violist and conductor.

Ms. Holman -- who served on the University of Iowa music faculty from 2002 to 2012 -- is also a cellist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra. In 2012, she released her first solo CD, a recording of the complete cello sonatas by Bernhard Romberg with Dr. Lecuona, who is a piano professor at University of Iowa.

Ms. Holman began her professional career in England with the English String Orchestra under Yehudi Menuhin. She studied at the Eastman School of Music and Michigan State University, and earned her master's degree at the New England Conservatory.

She has served on the faculties of the Worcester College (UK), Michigan State University Community School, and Virginia Union University.

Dr. Lecuona earned her doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance and was awarded a performer’s certificate at Eastman, and received undergraduate and master's degrees at the Indiana University School of Music. Her major teachers have included Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio.

Dr. Lecuona has performed throughout South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the U.S., including at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Sunday's concert is at 3 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Tickets are $10 to $25, available at 563-322-0931 or https://qcso.org/concerts/signature-series-iii-the-other-three-bs