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Enjoy Acoustic Tunes With Ariel Today At Contrary

March 14th, 2021

Looking to enjoy the weather and some soft acoustic sounds of sweet music? Check out Ariel Reynolds at Contrary Brewing, 411 W. Mississippi Drive, Davenport! From 2 to 5 p.m. today enjoy the acoustic stylings from Ariel McReynolds! Grab a beer and enjoy some tunes!  Read More

St. Ambrose Music Professors Partner in Profound Song Cycle on Loneliness

March 10th, 2021

Fortunately, there are technically just 10 days left in winter – but our yearlong battle with loneliness and isolation may continue in spring. Baritone Nathan Windt and pianist Marian Lee on Friday will present selections from the preeminent song cycle on this season of discontent and its profound connection to life today. The St. Ambrose University assistant professors will perform from Franz Schubert’s 1827 “Winterreise” — considered by many to be the pinnacle of the German song-cycle repertoire. Written nearly 200 years ago, it may seem that the story of a wanderer making sense... Read More

Massive Jambrella Show to Benefit Quad-Cities Musicians and Bars

February 20th, 2021

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! For the past 10 years, Molly Durnin has worked as a full-time touring musician, but 2020’s Covid pandemic put a stop to that – as it’s decimated the careers of so many artists nationwide. “It was the worst year of my life,” the 32-year-old Moliner said Friday, noting her gigs were shot for most of the year, between mid-March and the fall. “It left me completely... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Highlights Youth In New Concert

February 7th, 2021

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

Zoom In To See Centaur Noir Tonight

January 21st, 2021

Get ready to zoom on in for a concert by Centaur Noir this Thursday! Tune in to a zoom concert at 7 p.m. Thursday with Centaur Noir, our own creative artist Jon Burns. Go to https://www.sangeethaformayor.com/pre-view-concert… to register and receive the zoom link. It’s $10 for 30 min. of joy! When we’re finished we’ll hop on to the Mid-Winter Community Open-Mic Night. See you there!  Read More

St. Ambrose Piano Professor Performs Monday on Iowa Public Radio Steinway Series

January 10th, 2021

The day last August that Marian Lee was to be the first female pianist to play for Iowa Public Radio’s (IPR) Steinway Café series, was the day after the devastating derecho swept through the Midwest. The St. Ambrose University associate professor of piano rescheduled her virtual appearance to this Monday at noon. Lee’s pre-recorded 45-minute program (filmed at SAU’s Madsen Hall) will be available on IPR’s Facebook page and Ambrose music department’s Facebook. Lee will be watching and answering viewer questions in real time on the IPR site. “I was really surprised to find I was the... Read More

Airwaves Riding Into Davenport’s Gypsy Highway

December 17th, 2020

Please welcome for their first appearance at Gypsy Highway, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport, the 7 piece band from Cedar Rapids, Airwaves, at 7 p.m. Friday! They were highly recommended to book for a show by several customers in the venue. This should be fun! Airwaves was first formed in December 2011 and remains Eastern Iowa’s Premiere Classic Rock Cover Band. They have performed at many of the popular venues in Eastern Iowa including Marion by Moonlight, Balloon Glow, Robins Roundup, Uptown Getdown, Freedom Festival, Fairfax USA Days, Hawkeye Downs and Ragbrai and are regular performers at... Read More

Beethoven’s 250th Celebrated in Quad-Cities and Worldwide

December 12th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. Ludwig van Beethoven was not an easy person to like in real life, but 250 years after his birth, the monumental musical genius is easy to love and admire with a jaw-dropping sense of awe. He’s a protean superhero who had to overcome so much adversity, and is being justly celebrated in the Quad-Cities and around the world. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra titled this 2020-21 season... Read More

Get Baked With Molly Durnin Saturday In The Village Of East Davenport

December 3rd, 2020

Baked presents Molly Durnin from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Baked, 1113 Mound St,., in the Village of East Davenport! Come see one of the Quad Cities most beloved acoustic acts for BRUNCH! Show is 11AM-1PM and FREE! Reservations are highly recommended for this event! See you there! For more information, click here!  Read More

St. Ambrose Pianist to Solo This Weekend With Quad City Symphony

December 3rd, 2020

Pianist Marian Lee – head of the keyboard area at St. Ambrose University, Davenport – has found silver linings in the dark cloud of Covid. For just the second time since she’s been in the Quad-Cities, over the past eight years, Lee will be featured soloist with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra this weekend, performing J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor (BWV 1056). That wasn’t the original plan. “Because of Covid, I lucked out. The original pianist who was scheduled to perform was a Chinese pianist from Curtis and she was still unable to get back into the United States from... Read More