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Symphony Goes to Extremes PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 March 2003 18:00
After a one-month absence to allow for a guest conductor, Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) Music Director Donald Schleicher returned to the podium to conduct a concert of extremes on March 2: silly juxtaposed with the serious, German romanticism alongside “contemporary” American music, and program music leading into pure music.

 
Western Pop Through Alien Eyes PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 February 2003 18:00
The Japanese band Elekibass produces a type of music that both loses and gains something in translation, almost as if aliens visited Earth and tried to combine several types of sugar-sweet pop as a way of explaining Western music.

 
Blues Society Offers Excellent Primer PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 18:00
People who don’t yet have the blues – or those who just don’t know quite what the blues are or how they came to be – have a fantastic resource in the form of a new book-and-CD package put together by the Davenport-based Mississippi Valley Blues Society.

 
Far from the Edge PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00
Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls might create the softest rock music anybody’s ever heard. Even at its hardest – even when the band is making a serious effort – there’s not a sharp edge to be found, with nothing remotely threatening.

 
Symphony Hits a Peak with February Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00
Over the past few years, there have been times when the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) has dazzled the audience and received well-deserved praise and ovation. The conductor and orchestra, working so closely, produce a fluid, uncompromised musical revelation.

 
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