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Quad-Cities Opera World Premiere Delayed Until February 2022

November 18th, 2020

A maid’s song in Jacob Bancks’s new opera “Karkinos” has painfully relevant lyrics – “Slowly, slowly, what is your hurry? Little by little the bird builds a nest. Patience obtains all things. Sooner or later a seedling will climb. Wait, and all that has life will flourish in time.” Patience is certainly what we all need in the Covid era, as the premiere of “Karkinos” – a collaboration between the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Living Proof Exhibit – again has been delayed, until February 2022. The opera, penned by Bancks (an Augustana associate professor of music), was first... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Unleashes Dracula Unleashed

October 24th, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities is unleashing Dracula Unleashed! at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Moline, the new state-of-the-art performing art center on the campus of Moline High School. Blood, fangs and death! In this blood thirsty tale of terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London so that he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful powers, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. In order to do this he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. The opening presentation,... Read More