The program opens with Johann Strauss Jr.’s charming waltz Voices of Spring. Roberto Díaz returns to the Quad Cities to perform Jennifer Higdon’s Grammy® Award-winning Viola Concerto; this unrelenting showpiece was written specifically for Díaz. Experience the lyricism and power of Samuel Barber’s First Symphony before we close the season with Ottorino Respighi’s beloved Pines of Rome, depicting four events witnessed by the centuries-old trees in full orchestral color.

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 “Voices of Spring”, Johann Strauss Jr.
Viola Concerto, Jennifer Higdon
Symphony No. 1, Op. 9, Samuel Barber
Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi

Featuring Roberto Díaz, viola

Inside the Music
Join QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of the Masterworks programs on the Thursday evening preceding each Masterworks Concert. Free admission. Cash bar available.
Sponsored by The Hotel Blackhawk

Concert Conversations
One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert-goers are invited to attend informational pre-concert conversations to hear about the works on the program. A video is also available on all QCSO social media platforms.
Sponsored by Chris Connolly, Wells Fargo Advisors

Inside the Music & Afterglow
Mingle with Maestro Mark Russell Smith, guest artists, and members of the QCSO immediately following the Saturday Masterworks Performances. Free admission. Cash bar available.
Hosted at The Hotel Blackhawk.

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Pines of Rome Hits the Stage April 2

Pines of Rome Hits the Stage April 2
Tristan Layne Tapscott has been dubbed the “Quad Cities’ P.T. Barnum” and although the person who initially said it meant it as an insult, he happily accepts the title.
Pines of Rome Hits the Stage April 2

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