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Bookends Boost Symphony Performance PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
After a summer of anticipation, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) kicked off its 86th season Saturday, October 7, at the Adler Theater. The mammoth performance of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, the intimate emotion of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, and even the rabblerousing overture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco delighted the senses.

 
Season Offers Solid Entertainment, Few Surprises PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
With few surprising pieces, this year’s Quad City Symphony Orchestra season is best described as “solid.” By relying on repertoire mainstays like Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Brahms’ Fourth, and the Verdi Requiem, music director and conductor Donald Schleicher has created a season that will surely please the Adler crowd but offer them sparse originality.

 
Strange Rumors Swirl around Soundtrack PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 03 October 2000 18:00
Film director Baz Luhmann has consistently turned heads and ears with his visually stunning work like his William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom, and monster hit “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen).

 
Intensity Rescues Progressive Rock From Itself PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 September 2000 18:00
Progressive rock has never been cool. It has sometimes been respected, but those periods have been fleeting and hastily apologized for. The genre had many practitioners in the early 1970s, bands unafraid of releasing 30-minute pieces (they can’t properly be called songs) rife with self-indulgence and pomposity.

 
Live, Odd Rage on the Way PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Thursday, 21 September 2000 18:00
Rage Against the Machine is currently putting the final touches on a new live album, recorded recently at Los Angeles’ Grand Olympic Auditorium and dominated by an unusual selection of cover tracks like Devo’s “ Beautiful World” and MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams.

 
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