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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 06 September 2013 12:44

Get the inside scoop on the Music of Michael Jackson!

Click here to go behind-the-scenes of this weekend's Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops concert featuring the Music of Michael Jackson. This year's concert will be led by conductor Brent Havens and feature the music of Michael Jackson performed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and vocalist James Delisco, winner of E! Network's "The Entertainer." You'll moonwalk through this tribute to the King of Pop, ranging from his days with the Jackson 5 through his mega hits of the 80s and beyond. It's going to be a "Thriller!"

 

General admission tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. You can get your tickets today at any Quad City Bank & Trust, Whitey's Ice Cream, or by clicking here.

 

Limited reserved seating is available in the first several rows of the permanent seating at the front of the park. Reserved seats in this area are $45 per person, with children's tickets available for just $15. No need to bring a lawn chair or arrive early to reserve your space on the lawn - just come and enjoy the show! Reserved seats can be purchased at the QCSO Box Office or online by clicking here. There will be general admission seating available in this section for those unable to carry lawn chairs.


 
Just Announced: Trans-Siberian Orchestra PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Walding   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:21

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES FINAL PERFORMANCES OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ROCK OPERA "THE LOST CHRISTMAS EVE"

2013 WINTER TOUR PLAYING ARENAS NATIONWIDE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 | 7:30pm
iWireless Center

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve." TSO's 2013 Winter Tour will begin on November 13th, playing over 100 shows in 67 cities across North America, presented by Hallmark Channel.

Live Nation is proud to welcome TSO when they return to the Quad Cities for a spectacular show at the iWireless Center on Thursday, December 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on-sale Friday, September 6.

TSO, whose phenomena has grown year after year, has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past fifteen years, and quietly became one of the world's biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul O'Neill's vision of "Rock Theater," the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock, delighting audiences of all ages year after year.

For one final year, audiences will get to experience the modern Charles Dickens-like classic, "The Lost Christmas Eve." Following the 2012 premiere of this acclaimed rock opera, critics were raving, calling it "...a must see for any music lover" , "...a rock 'n' roll holiday celebration worth seeing !" and an "unrivaled spectacle of sight and sound." "The Lost Christmas Eve" features a diverse soundtrack fusing elements of rock, classical, folk, R&B, and theatrical-styled music, with the story taking you on a journey into the "Capra-esque" world of TSO creator / producer, Paul O'Neill. The critically acclaimed rock opera encompasses a rundown hotel, an old toy store, a blues bar, a Gothic cathedral, and their respective inhabitants all intertwined during a single enchanted Christmas Eve in New York City. "The Lost Christmas Eve", performed in its entirety for the final time, will feature the hit single "Wizards in Winter" as well as longtime crowd favorites, "Christmas Nights in Blue" and "Siberian Sleigh Ride." It will be followed by songs from last years EP release from Lava/Republic, "Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)", classics from TSO's debut album, "Christmas Eve & Other Stories" and the rest of the heralded catalogue of rock operas.

While off the road, TSO is constantly stockpiling new projects in their Rock Theater arsenal, including the rock operas "Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues Express," "Letters from the Labyrinth" and "Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper", an epic story set amidst the Bolshevik Revolution.

Since their debut in 1996, TSO has defied the rules of an ever-changing music industry being regarded as a mix of The Who's "Tommy", Andrew Lloyd Weber's musicals, and Pink Floyd's expansive light show.. Year after year, the group has ranked in the Top 10 for both gross revenues and attendance, according to Pollstar magazine. Having played live to over one million fans each year TSO saw a 15% increase in sales alone in 2012, transforming them into a year round tradition that's here to stay.

Tickets start as low as $32.50!

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13 at 10am at livenation.com, the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Applicable fees may apply.

 
Theater Throwbacks! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:31
Showing your favorite movies on the
QC's BIGGEST SCREEN!

Adults: $8.50 * Senior/Student/Military: $7.50 * Youth: $6.50
Putnam members receive $1 off the above prices.

Animal House
Friday, September 6: 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 7: 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Friday, September 14: 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.

The Muppet Movie
Friday, September 20: 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 21: 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.

Sixteen Candles
Friday, September 27: 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 28: 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.

Forrest Gump
Friday, October 4: 6p.m., 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 5: 4:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Grease (Sing-A-Long)
Friday, October 11: 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12: 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.

Indiana Jones Temple of Doom
Friday, October 18: 6p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19: 6p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Alien
Friday, October 25: 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26: 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.


Click here to purchase tickets!

 
Nova Singers Announces 28th Season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nova Singers   
Friday, 30 August 2013 13:28

Nova Singers, led by award-winning conductor Dr. Laura L. Lane, is celebrating its 28th season of bringing the finest choral music to audiences in Galesburg and the Quad Cities.  This season includes some wonderful extras, in addition to the superb 20-voice ensemble that the region has come to know and love.  Nova opens the season on October 12th and 13th with We Sing Life!, a unique and uplifting program that celebrates the strength of the human spirit.  A Nova Christmas in December includes holiday selections that will surprise and delight you.  In February’s Music of the Deep North, we bring you folk songs from Sweden, Finland and Latvia, Mäntyjärvi’s extraordinary Canticum, and a piece about the northern lights! The season concludes in April with American Genius; Carolyn Suda, cello, and Ian Moschenross, piano, join us for an exploration of exciting and unusual music by Eric Whitacre, Jonathan Dove and more.

The full schedule of performances is as follows:

            We Sing Life!

Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, Moline
Sunday, October 13, 4:00 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg

A Nova Christmas
Friday, December 20, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Galesburg
Saturday, December 21, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

Music of the Deep North
Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Galesburg
Sunday, February 23, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

American Genius, featuring Carolyn Suda, cello, and Ian Moschenross, piano

Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, Moline

Sunday, April 6, 4:00 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg

 

SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - $60 for adults, $50 for seniors.

Subscribers to Nova's 2013-2014 Season receive four concerts at an excellent discount.

Individual concert tickets available at the door.  Adults $18, Seniors (65+) $15, Students Free.

 

Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hope to share this fantastic listening experience with you.  Nova Singers is known for bringing a wide variety of choral music to its audiences, and for the spirit and charm the singers impart to their music.  Dr. Lane has been serving the greater Galesburg and Quad-Cities communities for over twenty-five years, bringing her passion for music and expressive singing to audiences and singers alike.

 

For more information, call Nova Singers at 309-341-7038 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Information is also available at www.novasingers.com.  Nova Singers’ 28th season is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

 
Riverfront Pops is just two weeks away! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 30 August 2013 12:28

Grab your picnic basket and "Beat It" down to LeClaire Park for an evening at the Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops. This year's concert will be led by conductor Brent Havens and feature the music of Michael Jackson performed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and vocalist James Delisco, winner of E! Network's "The Entertainer." You'll moonwalk through this tribute to the King of Pop, ranging from his days with the Jackson 5 through his mega-hits of the 80s and beyond. It's going to be a "Thriller!"

 

General admission tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. You can get your tickets today at any Quad City Bank & Trust, Whitey's Ice Cream, or by clicking here.

 

Limited reserved seating is available in the first several rows of the permanent seating at the front of the park. Reserved seats in this area are $45 per person, with children's tickets available for just $15. No need to bring a lawn chair or arrive early to reserve your space on the lawn - just come and enjoy the show! Reserved seats can be purchased at the QCSO Box Office or online by clicking here.

 

Youth Orchestra alumna now award winning soloist

 

Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra alumna Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir recently made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic where the LA Times praised her for her "emotional intensity." On September 15, Thorsteinsdottir will be bringing this same emotional intensity back to the Quad Cities as she performs Rachmaninov's Sonata for Piano and Cello and other selected works. Since her career burgeoned in the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra, Thorsteinsdottir has garnered numerous top prizes in international competitions, including the 2008 Naumburg Competition in New York and the Antonio Janigro Competition in Zagreb, Coatia.

 

Thorsteinsdottir will be performing with pianist Benjamin Loeb. Recently appointed Executive Director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, this will be Loeb's first appearance on a QCSO concert. As a pianist, Benjamin Loeb has been praised by the Boston Globe: "[his] vigorous, cogent playing signaled the kind of equally weighted partnership, plus competition, plus mutual quest, etc. that [makes] this music live." His concerts have taken him around to world to major venues and on radio and TV in New York City, San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, Seoul, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Panama City, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and tours across the United States. He has performed for Community Concerts and has been featured as Artist-in-Residence on NPR's Performance Today with violinist Livia Sohn.

 

In addition to the Rachmaninov Sonata, the duo will be performing other works including a world premiere from local Composer William Campbell. Campbell's Green Fire Variations for cello and piano is music about the energy within wild things. The title uses words borrowed from writer and conservationist Aldo Leopold: "We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes...I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view." (Sand County Almanac)

 

Get your tickets today for this very exciting start to the 2013-14 Signature Series by clicking here.

 
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