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Getting Your Vaccine In Rock Island? Get A Free Concert Too!

April 13th, 2021
Getting Your Vaccine In Rock Island? Get A Free Concert Too!

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan between April 14 and May 20, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears. Taking inspiration from famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent impromptu performance during his Covid vaccine observation period, the Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) are partnering to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at Camden Centre in Milan. “Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances by QCSO musicians starting April... Read More

Quad City Symphony Closes Masterworks Season With Impressive All-American Program

April 12th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Closes Masterworks Season With Impressive All-American Program

It’s fairly rare for a symphony orchestra to feature a concert of all-American music or two living composers on the same program. Fans of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) hit the jackpot with exactly this all for two performances of “For America,” Saturday at the Adler Theatre. But even if you weren’t among the 344 lucky people to attend the concerts in person (the 2,321-seat Adler has allowed 25-percent capacity), anyone can purchase digital access (for $40) to watch the supremely talented musicians in the delightfully varied program – online through May 11. Plus, unlike the in-person... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing ‘Masterworks VI: For America’ To Davenport’s Adler Theater

April 4th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing 'Masterworks VI: For America' To Davenport's Adler Theater

Quad City Symphony Orchestra is bringing “Masterworks VI: For America” to the Quad-Cities The concert will be held on April 10 (2 & 7:30 pm) at the Adler Theatre with $1 from every ticket sold benefiting the AALS United Way. In celebration of the Figge Art Museum’s “For America” exhibit, the concert weaves together different American musical traditions and celebrates diversity. Stream the concert On Demand via Digital Access from April 11 – May 11 or enjoy in person on April 10. For your support for #UnitedWayQC and AALS, you will receive 30% off the price of your digital... Read More

Deanery School of Music, Davenport, Names Rishi Wagle as First Executive Director

March 2nd, 2021
Deanery School of Music, Davenport, Names Rishi Wagle as First Executive Director

Less than three months after securing its lease and creating its name, the new Deanery School of Music has chosen its first executive director, Rishi Wagle of Bettendorf. A 2016 Pleasant Valley High School alum and 2020 graduate of Brown University, he will work closely with the board and with Hannah Holman, the school’s artistic director, to address the many initiatives associated with the start of this new and unique cultural organization serving the Quad-Cities. “There are so many moving parts associated with an adventure like this that we feel it needs someone who is a quick learner with... Read More

Quad City Symphony Offers American Tunes at Figge, Will Reopen to Audiences in March at Adler

February 25th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Offers American Tunes at Figge, Will Reopen to Audiences in March at Adler

To help celebrate the blockbuster exhibit “For America,” at the Figge Art Museum, the Quad City Symphony will feature American music in a Signature Series concert at the Figge’s lobby on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Up to 50 socially-distanced concertgoers will be allowed in person; the concert will be livestreamed and will be available for viewing for 30 days following the livestream. As of Thursday morning, 42 tickets were sold for the program featuring associate concertmaster and violinist Emily Nash, violist Bruno Silva, and associate principal bass Kit Polen. The evening begins with... Read More

Looking For Some GOOD NEWS, Quad-Cities? Get Some Positivity Here!

February 22nd, 2021
Looking For Some GOOD NEWS, Quad-Cities? Get Some Positivity Here!

SuperStorm 2021 (or at least the latest one) is over, but winter’s cold and dreariness continues on. But don’t despair, there are things in the Quad-Cities to smile about! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present What’s The Good News? A look at some of the positive things going on in and around the Quad-Cities. So, what’s the good news for February? Here ya go… Rock Island Teen Is Headed To ‘The Voice!’ Charlotte Boyer, a 17-year-old junior at Rock Island High School,... Read More

Living Proof Partners With Q-C Nonprofits in New Bookmark Project

February 12th, 2021
Living Proof Partners With Q-C Nonprofits in New Bookmark Project

Living Proof Exhibit, a Quad-Cities non-profit that provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to people touched by cancer, has gathered its arts partners together to provide a virtual escape for those affected by the disease. “Due to the pandemic, we aren’t able to get volunteers into the hospitals to support people undergoing cancer treatments,” said Pamela Crouch, executive director of Living Proof Exhibit. “Instead, we’ve created a bookmark with a QR code that will take patients to virtual programming from us and our arts partners.” “The bookmarks are super easy to use,”... Read More

Multi-Talented 11-Year-Old Quad-Cities Student Solos with Q-C Symphony

February 8th, 2021
Multi-Talented 11-Year-Old Quad-Cities Student Solos with Q-C Symphony

Linda Phan does not consider herself a child prodigy, but the 11-year-old Bettendorf student is the youngest musician to perform as a soloist with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in recent memory. Linda – who’s in sixth grade at Riverdale Heights Elementary – won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition. This past Saturday night, she joined the QCSO for the first movement of Wolfgang A. Mozart’s charming Third Violin Concerto, written when that child prodigy was 19, and you can buy digital access to the concert through March 9. It was performed,... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Highlights Youth In New Concert

February 7th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Highlights Youth In New Concert

In this bitterly cold winter of our discontent, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra transports us to warm, bright musical landscapes in its latest digital concert. In a program literally focused on youth, the concert (recorded without an audience at Davenport’s Adler Theatre) features Felix Mendelssohn’s musical exploration of Italy’s culture and countryside in his joyful and energetic “Italian” Symphony. 2019 Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition winner Linda Phan (who’s in sixth grade) joins the QCSO for the first movement of Wolfgang A. Mozart’s effervescent, charming Third... Read More

Quad Cities Cultural Trust Celebrates Fundraising Campaign, New Mural at RME

January 20th, 2021
Quad Cities Cultural Trust Celebrates Fundraising Campaign, New Mural at RME

Wednesday was a day not only for national celebration, with the inauguration, but for the Quad Cities Cultural Trust. The organization gathered its six funded partners in person for the first time since the pandemic started, to mark exceeding its 2021 fundraising goal; record-breaking allocations in 2020 for the partners, and a new Quad City Arts mural that bursts with color and purpose on the west side of the River Music Experience building at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport. Over the last 13 years, QCCT has provided annual unrestricted funds (over $11 million total) to the Figge Art Museum, Putnam... Read More