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Benefit CD Worthy for More than Its Cause PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
It was a great idea by the Blackthorn Pub & Eatery. Host local bands on four consecutive Sundays in late summer, record their sets, compile the best performances on CD, and sell it as a benefit for two charities, Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities and the Mississippi Valley Blues Society’s BlueSKool program.

 
Symphony Doesn’t Disappoint with Crowd-Pleasing Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
Undoubtedly Dvorak’s Cello Concerto is the most famous piece of its type ever written. In fact, composers such as Brahms – upon hearing Dvorak’s piece – lamented that they hadn’t written a cello concerto themselves.

 
Engaging Cellist Finds His Voice PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 27 November 2001 18:00
Zuill Bailey was a rambunctious child. The cello changed him. Bailey’s first encounter with the cello was at a symphony concert as a young child. Running through the halls, he “smashed into a girl holding a cello,” breaking the instrument, he recalled.

 
Symphony Sampler a Worthy – but Misguided – Recorded Debut PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 20 November 2001 18:00
With a robust musical tradition to draw on, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) has released its first full-length CD, an assembly of movements and snippets drawn from recordings by Augustana’s WVIK public-radio station.

 
Up-and-Coming Jazz Artist Enthralls Audiences PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 November 2001 18:00
One of the primary goals of any artist, especially a jazz musician, is to have a distinctive style. Knowledgeable jazz musicians and even fans can hear just a few bars of Clark Terry, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, and many others and easily recognize who is playing.

 
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