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Genesis Doctors In Recital Will Benefit Music Therapy Program For Hospice Patients PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:46

DAVENPORT, Iowa --Oct. 4, 2012 -- The musical talents of Quad Cities physicians and families will be featured on Oct. 16 in a recital to benefit music therapy programs for Genesis Health System hospice patients.

The doctors and their families will be performing a wide variety of music, from classical to contemporary. Hard-shoe hornpipe dance and classical dance of India will be featured for the first time. This is the third annual Genesis Doctors in Recital.

Kimberly BMW of Davenport is the presenting sponsor of the event. Others sponsoring the Recital are West Music Quad Cities and Steinway & Sons, Augustana College and the Genesis Health Services Foundation.

Genesis Doctors In Recital will be feature a special performance by Naha Greenholtz, new concertmaster of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Music therapy programs are available to Genesis hospice patients in their homes, Genesis hospitals, nursing homes and at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Music therapy has been shown to bring quality to life, diminish pain and promote relaxation during end-of-life care.

Genesis Doctors in Recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 in Centennial Hall of Augustana College, Rock Island. Tickets are on sale to the public for $25 and $20 for seniors. Children under 12 are free.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Genesis Health Services Foundation at (563) 421-6861, West Music Quad Cities at (309) 764-9300, the Augustana College box office at (309) 794-7306 or go to


Movie Nights in Rock Island PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charles Cushman   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:24
Thursday October 18th at the Establishment in Rock Island
Horror movie night
With prizes and merchandise tables from Synapse Films and Meat Spider Studios
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Movies start at 7:00 pm
entrance with donation at door

Saturday October 27th at the Rozz Tox in Rock Island
12 Hours of Terror Movie Fest with movies and events all day long and special band Judas Kristian at 9:30pm
With prizes and merchandise tables from Synapse Films and Meat Spider Studios
Doors open at 11:30 am
Movies start at 12:00 pm
Free admission with donations accepted

Events coordinated by 365 Horror

Holiday Pops featuring Mark Wood goes on sale Monday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:18

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Quad City Arts kick off the season on November 17 with an extravaganza featuring electric violinist Mark Wood, founding member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist. Conductor Michael Gagliardo leads a cast of local talent like never before assembled, including the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Davenport; the Holiday Pops Children's Chorus; and for the first time ever, the Holiday Pops Youth Ochestra. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the i wireless Center with the holiday favorites you've come to expect, mixed with many of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's greatest hits.


Tickets go on sale Monday, October 8, at the i wireless Center box office, by phone at 800.745.3000, or online at One dollar from every ticket will benefit the Genesis Music Therapy Programs.


Holiday Pops is sponsored by John Deere.


Quad City Symphony Orchestra Season opens with concertmaster premiere PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:16

For the Masterworks season premiere, Quad City Symphony Orchestra is putting on a blockbuster performance featuring Dvorak's Eighth Symphony, Wagner's Rienzi Overture, and new Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz performing Bruch's First Violin Concerto. These concerts will be performed on October 6 and 7, and are sponsored in memory of Isador and Judith Katz. Saturday evening's concert will be held at the Adler Theatre in Davenport at the new time of 7:30 p.m., and followed on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Centennial Hall in Rock Island. Tickets for this concert can be purchased in person at the QCSO Box Office, 327 Brady Street in Davenport, by phone at 800.745.3000, or online at

Canadian violinist Naha Greenholtz was born in Kyoto, Japan, where she began her studies on violin at the age of three. She made her solo debut at age 14 playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and was quickly reengaged for performances of concerti by Tchaikovsky and Mozart. In addition, she has been a featured soloist with the Burnaby Symphony, Kelowna Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra (Breckenridge, CO) and Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra in works by Sarasate, Bruch, Tchaikovsky and Bach. Last season, as part of her Concertmaster candidacy, Ms. Greenholtz was guest Concertmaster for the QCSO's February Valentine's Day concert and the War Requiem. This performance will mark her first official performance with the QCSO since accepting the position of Concertmaster.

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra is excited to provide Inside the Music at the hip and historic Hotel Blackhawk. The lectures series will still be held on the Thursday previous to each Masterworks program at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar available.

Music Director Mark Russell Smith will also be available at Kai Swanson's Concert Conversations, held in the concert hall an hour before each of the weekend's concerts. At Concert Conversations the audience members will be given a quick tour of highlights from the program they are about to experience. This look into the background of the concert's repertoire, sponsored by Rich James of Wells Fargo Advisors, is in its fifteenth year and has become an audience favorite.

After the Saturday night performance, the audience is invited to mingle with the musicians and Mark Russell Smith in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk at Afterglow. The evening includes free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The October Afterglow is sponsored by The Planning Center in Moline.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities Movie Press Release PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 08:06
The documentary King Corn will be shown free of charge Friday, October 5, at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport.  It's part of a series of environmental films shown the first Friday of each month at the Congregation's building.  The film is described as follows:

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm.

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