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by Marc Zyla

If you ask a QCSO musician, “what was the moment in which you knew you wanted to pursue music as your career?”, a majority would answer with a story about a time they heard a particular piece of music played by a live symphony orchestra.

The Quad City Symphony has been pleased to have in attendance a number of school groups at Masterworks performances throughout the 2017-18 concert season. “It was an immense honor for the Rock Island Orchestra students and their families to be able to attend the QCSO free of charge. Many of them would never have been able to attend the symphony had this opportunity not been given. Thank you so much for helping us expand our students’ musical horizons beyond the classroom!” said Katie Benson, Rock Island High School Orchestra Director. The students and their families were transported by bus, provided by The Doris and Victor Day Foundation.

Other school groups that we have hosted include Moline High School and Lincoln-Irving and Willard Elementary Schools. We are excited to be joined by students from the North Scott, Moline, and Bettendorf Community school districts during our season finale, Masterworks VI: Postcards from Russia.

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