QCSO to Stage One of the Greatest Pieces of Chamber Music Ever Written

Quad City Symphony Orchestra To Stage

One of the Greatest Chamber Pieces Ever Written

QCSO/WVIK Signature Series III:  Horn Trios, to Continue Brahms Refrain

Kick off the New Year musically by attending a collection of three trios for French Horn, violin, and piano including the Brahms Horn trio that inspired so many others.  The trio will feature the Quad Cities own local, celebrated musicians – QCSO Principal Horn Marc Zyla, QCSO Concertmaster and Signature Series Artistic Director Naha Greenholtz, and Marian Lee, the beloved pianist featured in the QCSO’s popular Masterworks III:  Winter Fun this past December and St. Ambrose University piano professor.

“Literally my first conversation with Naha Greenholtz after she became QCSO Concertmaster was, ‘we should do Brahms together’,” shared Marc Zyla, QCSO principal horn.  She agreed, and the rest is history.

“What’s especially notable about featuring this piece for me”, continued Naha, “was the continuation of a thematic Brahms thread woven this season”.  The QCSO featured Naha and principal cellist Hannah Holman in Brahms’ Double Concerto in in Masterworks II:  Bach, Brahms and Shostakovich and will close out the Signature Series season with a Brahms sextet April 16 at The Outing Club.  “There is no doubt the audience will leave the January Signature Series feeling uplifted.”

“I love the collaboration,” stated Marian Lee.  “The Brahms’ piece is difficult so it’s not often presented, and that makes it special.”

While Signature Series III finishes with Brahms, it also features this unusual instrumental combination in powerful pieces by Nicolas Duvernoy and Carl Reinecke.

QCSO/WVIK Signature Series III:  Horn Trios is Sunday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall on the Augustana College campus.  Tickets are $25, adults and $10, students.  A $2 fee is added to all single tickets.

More information and tickets are available at www.qcso.org

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