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Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Back at LeClaire Park Sept. 12

July 7th, 2020

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) plans to reschedule its Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops event to Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., back at its longtime home at Davenport’s LeClaire Park. It previously was scheduled for Arsenal Island (for the second time) on Aug. 15. The postponed show will still celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac, and will close with the traditional rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” set to a brilliant fireworks display. “I am so proud of the work that our team is doing in collaboration... Read More

Many Quad-Cities Arts Groups Get Emergency Relief Funding

June 3rd, 2020

Several Q-C arts and cultural organizations received emergency relief funding, among 173 grants throughout Iowa announced Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA). The department awarded more than $1.1 million in grants — $923,372 for emergency relief and another $178,000 in humanities grants to help Iowa cultural organizations rebound from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the emergency relief grants was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The IDCA distributed CARES Act funds through its partnerships... Read More

Quad-Cities Cancer Organization Offers Hope Through The Arts

April 18th, 2020

In the face of invisible, insidious diseases that impact hundreds of thousands of people, Living Proof Exhibit (LPE) uses the arts to offer hope and inspiration. Since it was founded 10 years ago, the Quad-Cities nonprofit has provided therapeutic benefits of the arts to people affected by cancer, in a wide variety of settings and media. One of its latest projects is being postponed by the current coronavirus pandemic. In a partnership with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Augustana-based composer Jacob Bancks, Living Proof is rescheduling the world premiere of the commissioned opera... Read More

Messa de Requiem Comes to Life in the Quad Cities

March 7th, 2020

Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Augustana Oratorio Society : Masterworks V: Requiem Sunday Mar 8 at 2 p.m. Augustana College Centennial Hall (3703 7th Avenue Rock Island) Tickets are $18 – $65 for adults and $10 – $33 for students and can be purchased here. Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem” is a religious and emotional work. The performance will feature a full chorus lead by Augustana Professor Jon Hurty. (Another performance will be offered at 8 p.m. March 7 at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert goers are invited to attend... Read More

QCSO Presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

November 22nd, 2019

Quad City Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, this Saturday Nov 23 at 2 p.m. From the moment Harry uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm burst from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love. First a bestseller, then a major movie, now a magical concert event: CineConcerts presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Experience the adventures of your favorite wizard all over again set to the music of a live symphony orchestra.   TICKETS $25 – $60 Adults each | $20 – $55 Students each Purchase... Read More

Riverfront Pop Brings the Music of Queen to Rock Island Arsenal

August 15th, 2019

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm Quad City Bank & Trust (QCB&T) Riverfront Pops will rock the Quad Cities with a killer setlist of Queen’s greatest hits!  Due to the extensive damage sustained by LeClaire Park during this spring’s historic flood and subsequent flood recovery efforts, the event has been moved to the Rock Island Arsenal. “In the aftermath of our historic flooding this year, the Rock Island Arsenal has stepped up in a big way to serve as the venue for Riverfront Pops and we are so grateful for their willing support as hosts,” said QCSO Executive Director Brian... Read More

Use the Force and Attend Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

May 30th, 2019

Experience the scope and grandeur of the beloved film Star Wars: A New Hope in its entirety with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra! Star Wars: A New Hope concert takes place this Saturday Jun 1 at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Two showings will take place, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Travel to a galaxy far away, where a civil war rages and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammil) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) enlist the aid of hotshot pilot, Han Solo (Harrison Ford),... Read More

QCSO Presents Masterworks V: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

February 26th, 2019

Quad City Symphony Orchestra will awe audiences with their Masterworks V performance this Saturday Mar 2 at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport), beginning at 8 p.m. Masterworks V opens with Beethoven’s stately and elegant Twelve German Dances. Principal Oboe Andrew Parker will take your breath away with his performance of the high-flying and technically demanding Strauss Oboe Concerto. The program’s impassioned conclusion showcases the orchestra’s artistry with Beethoven’s famous tour-de-force, Symphony No. 5. Tickets are $17 – $64 each for adults and $10 – $33 each... Read More

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert!

November 16th, 2018

Relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter’s second year at school like never before! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert takes place this Saturday Nov 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd St. Davenport). This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ otherworldly score. Experience the wonder of talking spiders, scolding letters, and giant snakes all over again! Tickets are available at the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Box Office (327 Brady St. Davenport), online at qcso.org... Read More

Enjoy a Beach Boys Bash with Riverfront Pops!

August 14th, 2018

Celebrate summertime with a beach bash along the Mississippi River featuring the surfin’ sounds of the Beach Boys! This year’s Riverfront Pops will take place on Saturday Aug 18 at the iconic bandshell in LeClaire Park, Davenport. This set list of good vibrations includes the entire history-making album, Pet Sounds, plus other favorite Beach Boys tunes.  The Youth Symphony Orchestra will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at https://qcsymphony.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Y00000o9tWSUAY.... Read More

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