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Emma Wall Performs In Concerts at Concordia University, Nebraska PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenny Hammond   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:39

Additional Concert Added This Year to Meet Popular Demand

SEWARD, NE (01/09/2013)(readMedia)-- Emma Wall, a freshman from Eldridge, Iowa, performed as part of Concordia University, Nebraska's annual Christmas at Concordia concerts Dec. 7-9. Performances were Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. Wall sang Soprano II in the A Cappella Choir.

An additional concert was added to the slate of Christmas at Concordia performances this year to better accommodate demand. In recent years all tickets have been reserved within a few days of becoming available. More than 2,000 people attended the concerts.

Multiple ensembles from the music department at Concordia took part in sharing the Christmas message. The four concerts featured the University A Cappella Choir, the University Symphonic Band, Male Chorus, Handbell Choir, Women's Chorale and the University Brass Ensemble. The groups performed traditional hymns of the season and request audience participation throughout the concerts. Scripture readings and original music from Concordia students and faculty also were part of the celebration.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit

QCSO Presents... PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:24

Valentine's Gala


Accompanying the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Valentine's Day concert will be the second annual Valentine's Gala in the Gold Room of the Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport. The event will provide a full slate of romantic entertainment for Quad-Citians looking to celebrate Valentine's Day in style.

The Valentine's Gala begins at held 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 9, at the Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. Black tie is optional. Guests can enjoy hosted beer and wine, delicious appetizers, and browse the silent auction items.

At 6:00 p.m. guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner accompanied by live music. Then, at 7:30 p.m., the festivities move to the nearby Adler Theatre for the Valentine's Day Concert featuring the swing-era stylings Five by Design performing with the QCSO.

After the concert, guests can return to the Gold Room to dance to more music from Five by Design in a more intimate setting. Guests can also partake of delectable desserts, visit the hosted bar, and enjoy the live music until the silent auction concludes at 11:00 p.m.

To take part in this elegant evening of music and romance, call the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 563-322-QCSO (7276) or click here to order online.

Youth String Ensemble to perform at CASI


The Quad City Youth String Ensemble, directed by Dortha DeWit, will present a Community Concert on Sunday, January 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Center For Active Seniors Inc. CASI is located at 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. This concert is a free, general admission performance. We hope you're able to come see these talented student musicians.


Valentine's Day concert to feature Five by Design


Don't miss this Valentine's Day treat featuring symphonic dances and swing-era favorites such as It Don't Mean a Thing, In The Mood, and more of your swing-era favorites from Five By Design. This symphonic celebration also features romantic favorites from Bernstein's West Side Story and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. This evening of music is sure to get your heart racing and your feet tapping.


To buy your tickets, call 563.322.0931 or simply click here to order online.

The Valentine's Gala is sponsored by KWQC-HD News 6, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, Necker's Jewelers, the Planning Center, Ron's Toy Box, and the Sedona Group.


Masterworks 4

Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 9

7:30 p.m.

Adler Theatre, Davenport

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Masterworks 4

Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 10

2:00 p.m.

Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, Rock Island

Get tickets here

V3NTO Brass Trio at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:23

On Saturday, January 19, at 8:00 p.m. the Figge Art Museum will host the award winning V3NTO Brass Trio. The V3NTO Brass Trio is a Chicago-based brass trio comprised of Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Anna Suechting, horn; and Skyler Johnson, trombone. The ensemble performs a wide variety of styles including latin, folk, jazz, and contemporary music.


V3NTO was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the 2012 Chicago Brass Festival Ensemble Competition. Skyler Johnson is the bass trombonist of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for free hor d'oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets are $25 with a $10 student ticket rate. The performance will be held in the John Deere Auditorium of the Figge Art Museum. Please use the Main Street entrance. Parking is available in the Redstone Parking Ramp at 101 Main Street, immediately across from the Main Street entrance.


This concert is sponsored by Willamette Valley Awards, Inc.

“One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day” – Hilarious One-Night Event to Be Broadcast to US Movie Theaters on 1/30/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scoop Marketing   
Friday, 04 January 2013 16:21
Giving audiences a look behind the Broadway curtain, NCM Fathom Events, Overnight Musicals and The Broadway League present One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day,” a unique one-night event broadcast to nearly 450 movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). This fast-paced and hilarious film follows some of New York's top comedic actors, writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. Actors featured in the musicals include Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Glee), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Richard Kind (Argo, Mad About You), Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Chicago, Nine), Theresa McCarthy (Saturn Returns, Titanic), Nellie McKay (Home Sweet Mobile Home, Rumor Has It), Marnie Schulenburg (As the World Turns), Tamara Tunie (Law and Order SVU, Flight), Alicia Witt (Two Weeks Notice, Urban Legend), and many other famous faces from the worlds of film, television and theater.
“One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day” will be showing at the following theaters in your area on January 30 at 7:30 p.m.:
For a complete list of theater locations and prices visit the NCM Fathom Events website at (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Tickets for are available now at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be broadcast to nearly 450 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

The Big Dance Show Choir Event Jan 19th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Don Doxsie   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:08
Nine top high school show choirs from Iowa and Minnesota will descend on Davenport North’s Paul J. Holzworth Auditorium on January 19th for one of the Midwest’s premier show choir invitationals, The Big Dance.

The 16th annual event will include preliminary competition from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and finals competition beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Among the competing schools will be Davenport Central, Davenport West, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Waukee and Totino Grace High School of Fridley, Minn. Also included will be exhibition performances by North’s own choirs, Northside Establishment and Center Stage.

Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for children and seniors.

For more information, contact:
Ryan Riewerts, North vocal music director
(563) 388-9884
Don Doxsie, The Big Dance chairman (563) 320-5002

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