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Quad Cities Cultural Trust Grants $245,000 To Iowa And Illinois Organizations

February 24th, 2024
Quad Cities Cultural Trust Grants $245,000 To Iowa And Illinois Organizations

The Quad Cities Cultural Trust is excited to announce the 2022 grant recipients of the Adler Theater Fund. Five worthy local organizations have received a total of $245,000.  All grants will help underwrite programming at the Adler Theater. The Quad Cities Cultural Trust partnered with the Adler Theater Foundation in November 2021. This partnership’s goal was to advocate for the performing arts here in the Quad Cities and encourage organizations with programs that encourage diversity and equity to apply for funding to perform at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA. The 2022 Adler Theater Fund... Read More

Celebrate Natural Wonders with the QCSO January 20

January 13th, 2024
Celebrate Natural Wonders with the QCSO January 20

Celebrate the natural wonders around us with works by Angel Lam, John Luther Adams, Franz Joseph Haydn, & Franz Schubert. Presented in Partnership with Living Lands & Waters, the program will feature: Emily Nash & Sabrina Tabby, violin Bruno Vaz da Silva, viola Hannah Holman, cello Kit Polen, bass Marian Lee, piano playing in a program that features: Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet Op. 64 No 5 “Lark”: 1. Allegro Moderato John Luther Adams, Dream of the Canyon Wren for string quartet Angel Lam, Secrets and Ice Garden Franz Schubert, Trout Quintet Saturday, January 20 –... Read More

QCSO Presents Harry Potter in Concert Saturday at Davenport’s Adler Theatre

November 16th, 2023

Relive the magic of year six in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre. With this film, based on the sixth installment of the classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale of Harry’s obsession with a mysterious potions book accompanied by the music of the Quad City Symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen in HD! FEATURING Ernesto Estigarribia, Conductor Save 10% and keep your favorite seat from year to year with a QCSO at the Movies Subscription! Learn more here: QCSO QCSO at the Movies series sponsored... Read More

Experience a Symphonic “Nightmare” In Davenport This October!

October 28th, 2023
Experience a Symphonic “Nightmare” In Davenport This October!

This Halloween, experience Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas like never before! Follow the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to kidnap Santa Clause and take over the Christmas holiday. Watch this timeless holiday classic in its entirety as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra performs every note of Grammy®-winning composer Danny Elfman’s score live to film. FEATURING: Ernesto Estigarribia, conductor Save 10% and keep your favorite seat from year to year with a QCSO at the Movies Subscription! Learn more: QSCO... Read More

“Beauty and the Beast: In Concert” Hits the Adler Stage May 13

May 11th, 2023
“Beauty and the Beast: In Concert” Hits the Adler Stage May 13

“Be Our Guest” and experience Disney’s Beauty and the Beast like never before on May 13! In a “tale as old as time” Belle’s love must save the cursed prince and his entire castle from eternal enchantment. Watch this timeless animated classic in its entirety as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and chorus performs every note of Alan Menken’s Oscar®-winning score, including favorite songs “Belle,” “Something There,” “Gaston,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Save your favorite seat from year to year with a QCSO at the Movies Subscription! Learn more: Quad City Symphony Orchestra Sponsored,... Read More

Davenport Central’s Jack Stremlow Wins Concerto Competition

December 27th, 2022
Davenport Central's Jack Stremlow Wins Concerto Competition

Congratulations to Jack Stremlow, a junior at Davenport Central High School! Stremlow is the Grand Prize winner of the 2022-2023 Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles annual Concerto Competition.    Read More

Fit For a King Concert Slated November 5

October 30th, 2022
Fit For a King Concert Slated November 5

This concert rich with royalty begins with Duke Ellington’s jazz and gospel-influenced Three Black Kings. QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman will captivate with the rich and haunting cello soliloquies of Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo, the final work of his Jewish Cycle. The King of Rock and Roll’s signature sound is alive and well in Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis featuring QCSO principal bassoonist Benjamin Coelho. We toast to friendship with Johann Strauss, Jr.’s stately Emperor Waltz, before ending the program with William Walton’s intense and cinematic Henry V Suite. PROGRAM Duke Ellington,... Read More

QCSO Presents “Two Remain” October 22

October 16th, 2022
QCSO Presents “Two Remain” October 22

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will present “Two Remain” on Saturday, October 22 at Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre. “Two Remain” is a moving and emotional two-act chamber opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer is based on the true stories of two Holocaust survivors. In Act I, Krystyna Żywulska, assisted by ghosts of Auschwitz, shares her story of survival with a journalist. In Act II Gad Beck is haunted by his first love, the poet Manfred Lewin, who perished in Auschwitz. Featuring Ernesto Estigarribia, conductor Presented as Part of Out of Darkness, Holocaust... Read More

Masterworks Series Hit Adler Stage Tonight

March 5th, 2022

Amusical excursion begins in the Guangxi Zhuang region of China with Chen Yi’s rhythmic Duo Ye, based on the traditional song and dance of the Dong people. Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz dazzles with a performance of Mozart’s graceful and spirited Violin Concerto No. 4. Robert Schumann’s emotional and stormy Second Symphony brings the concert to a triumphant close. Program: “Duo Ye”, Chen Yi “Violin Concerto No. 4, K.218”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Symphony No. 2, Op. 61”, Robert Schumann Featuring Naha Greenholtz, violin ENRICH YOUR EXPERIENCE Inside the... Read More

Quad-Cities World Premiere Opera in Moline is a Flawless Triumph

February 14th, 2022
Quad-Cities World Premiere Opera in Moline is a Flawless Triumph

The old saying, “All good things come to those who wait,” had deeply resonant meaning Saturday night, with the triumphant, flawless world premiere of the opera “Karkinos” at Moline’s Bartlett Performing Arts Center. In collaboration with Living Proof Exhibit, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra commissioned local composer and Augustana professor Jacob Bancks to create the opera, which aims to provide hope and celebration for those with cancer and all who love them. It’s the first opera premiered by the QCSO in its 107-year history. Inspired by direct conversations with over 30 Quad-Cities... Read More