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Von Stade Soars with University Symphony PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 October 2001 18:00
Eastern Iowa is fast becoming a cultural hub between Chicago, Minneapolis, and Omaha. With stops in Iowa City by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and most recently mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade, Quad Citians have been within a 40-minute drive and a $10 ticket price of world-renowned performers.

 
Chamber Opener Comes Into Focus PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 October 2001 18:00
The Quad City Symphony Chamber Series is quickly becoming a favorite. Beginning its second year as a concert staple, the regular symphony players kicked the sub-season off on October 21 with a performance at Augustana College’s Wallenberg Hall.

 
Symphony Can’t Lift Audience from Mournful Start PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 09 October 2001 18:00
When the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) kicked off its concert season on October 6 at the Adler Theatre, the performance couldn’t help but be partly covered in darkness. The shroud of pain and uncertainty and musical weeping of the first half seemed fitting given the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.

 
Trout’s Skills Impress, with Feeling PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
Walter Trout’s voice and guitar playing have a desperation to them, a sense of need that fuels the songs. It’s easy to read a bit much into them, perhaps, because while Trout is revered in Europe, he’s still searching for his deserved reputation in his native States.

 
Schleicher’s Third QCSO Season Looks to Be Strongest Yet PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
In the past two years, the Quad City Symphony (QCSO) under the direction of musical director and conductor Donald Schleicher has demonstrated its ability to program diverse, compelling concerts. Old reliable pieces have been buttressed by less-traditional works, resulting in concerts that are both enjoyable and enlightening.

 
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