Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition

Seven young musicians will compete on January 12th for the opportunity to solo with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. For over 50 years the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra has held an annual Concerto Competition with the winner soloing alongside the youth ensemble. But this year the stakes will be higher with the winner performing their concerto at the inaugural Side-By-Side Concert on February 1 featuring all four Quad City Symphony Youth Orchestras, as well as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The Side-By-Side Concert is sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Trinity. Additional funding has been provided by The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation. All proceeds from this concert go to benefit the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles.
 
The competition on January 12th takes place in Centennial Hall at 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The seven musicians competing are:
 

Katie Dircks

Viola
Davenport Central High School
 

Brennan Nelson

Trombone
Iowa City High School
 

Gabriela Nisly

Flute
Iowa City West High School
 

Molly Schebler

French Horn
Davenport Central High School
 

Robert Spurgeon

Cello
Home school in East Galesburg
 

Caitlin Thom

Harp
Pleasant Valley High School
 

Maggie Warner

Violin
Davenport North
 
The concerto winner will be announced following the contest on January 12th. The Side-By-Side Concert will be held at the Adler Theatre on February 1 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for this concert range from $10-$25 with a $5 student rate. Tickets may be ordered by calling 563-322-QCSO (7276) or online at online at www.qcsymphony.com.