On Saturday, January 18, 2020 the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of the Academy-Award®-winning film, Disney and Pixar’s Coco™ in Concert at the Alder Theatre in Davenport, Iowa. This family-friendly event will feature the entire full-length film with dialogue projected on the big screen in high definition while QCSO Assistant Conductor, Ernesto Estigarribia leads the full orchestra performing Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s original score.

“I am thrilled to be leading performances of Coco Live in Concert,” said Estigarribia. “There is no better way to share the joy of music than with a movie about the joy of music. It is particularly amazing that the QCSO is one of the first orchestras in the world presenting Disney and Pixar’s Coco™ Live in Concert which makes me feel very proud of our community and our orchestra. The music of this film is fabulously composed and plays great homage to the rich and diverse culture of Mexico.”

Through partnerships with Mercado on Fifth, Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GQCHCC), and the Figge Art Museum, the Adler Theatre/River Center will be transformed into the Land of the Dead with special pre-show activities including performances from Ballet Folklorico and Glenview Middle School Mariachi Band.

“Mercado on Fifth is delighted to be collaborating with the Quad City Symphony in their presentation of the music of Coco,” said Mercado on Fifth Director Melissa Freidhof-Rodgers. “This partnership will bring the music of Coco to life, creating a celebration of Mexican culture and a unique educational experience for symphony patrons.”

“The Adler Theater will be transformed into a vibrant and festive event, with fun for the whole family,” said Freidhof-Rodgers. “Mercado vendors will transport visitors to another place with the sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico, by serving traditional Mexican cuisine, including homemade tamales, elote (Mexican street corn), atole (a traditional drink enjoyed during Mexican holidays made of hot corn and masa typically served with tamales), Day of the Dead face-painting, retail items, and art.”

“At the Hispanic Chamber we believe our culture identity creates a unique and positive economic impact in the greater Quad Cities area,” said GQCHCC Executive Director Zenaida Landeros. “Partnering with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra provides our entire Quad Cities community with a better understanding of the beautiful traditions of our Hispanic culture.  We are especially excited to be supporting such a unique event that will impact local businesses and provide our community the opportunity to experience such a unique event.”


Disney and Pixar’s Coco™ in Concert
January 18, 2020 | 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Adler Theatre, Davenport

Tickets range from $25-$60 for Adults and $20-$55 for Children/Students, and are available online at QCSO.org, by phone at 563.322.7276, or in person at the QCSO Box Office at 327 Brady Street in Davenport. English and Spanish subtitles will be projected with the film.

The QCSO at the Movies Film Concert Series is sponsored in part by the Adler Theatre Foundation.


Disney and Pixar’s Coco features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, “Remember Me” by Oscar® winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina.  The film won Academy Awards® for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Disney and Pixar’s Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3).


Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company.  Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis.  Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir.  Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 575 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live-action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.

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