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Quad Cities Rocks With Hillcrest Event Center’s Upcoming Rock and Country Outdoor Hillcrest Music Fest! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Darlan Erlandson   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:45
Folks from the Quad Cities, Peoria, Rockford, Iowa City, and Madison---mark your calendar for the Hillcrest Music Fest June 15th and June 16th. Come out to one of the area’s only outside event center-The Hillcrest Event Center and enjoy a country music concert Fri. June 15th and a rockin’ good time with rock concert on Sat. night June 16th.  Saturday night’s special Legendary Southern Rock headliner- Jimmie VanZant- keeping Southern Rock ALIVE! Come the entire weekend and camp with us with affordable rates for a weekend of fun and music!  (more info about Jimmie VanZant Band-  www.Jimmievanzantband.net)

This Hillcrest Music Fest will feature TWO nights with 7 BANDS at ONE OUTDOOR VENUE, with admission prices tailored so that everyone can come out for a weekend of fun and music.

Friday night’s concert will be 5pm-1am with country bands including Wild Oatz, Dirt Road Rockers, Slough Buoys, and Dani Lynn Howe Band for an unforgettable country concert.

Saturday’s concert will run from noon til 1am with an entire rockin’ day and evening of  rock bands:  Sinners & Saints, Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls, Meet The Press, Dani Lynn Howe Band, and Headlining Southern Rock Band---The Jimmie VanZant Band! There will also be a Father’s Day Golf Outing for you and your father for $40. that covers  9 holes of golf, cart and all you can eat pancake breakfast.

Food and Food vendors will be available all weekend.

The Hillcrest Event Center is located at the Hillcrest Resort- 16262 E. 350th St.-Orion, Il 61273 and is the site that the new reality TV show, “American Resort” is being filmed.  Call (309) 755-6550 for more info including special camping rates for festival! Tickets are $40. per person, which include admission for BOTH days and FREE TENT CAMPING!  You can’t beat that price for a weekend of fun and music!  For an added $40.00, you get a RV site with water and power.   Limited VIP tickets are $100.00 per person which includes VIP parking; Platinum tickets are available for $200. per person-includes food & beverage; sponsor and vendor are available (call for pricing-limited tents are available.) To purchase Hillcrest Music Fest tickets online, please go online to: www.hillcrest-resort.com    or hillcrest-resort.inticketing.com/events

There aren’t any outdoor event centers between Chicago and Des Moines, and the Hillcrest Event Center has worked to make it THE special events venue within a 3-4 hour radius.  The Hillcrest Resort includes a sports bar/restaurant, a 9-Hole Golf course, 68-site campground, and Olympic Size swimming pool-everything for your comfort and relaxation for a great time. Located on the edge of two states (Iowa and Illinois) the Hillcrest Event Center will quickly become your favorite place for events at affordable rates with a comfortable and relaxing setting.

 
Naha Greenholtz named Concertmaster of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:41
After a year-long search, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce Naha Greenholtz as their new Concertmaster. Ms. Greenholtz will be publicly introduced in the North Park Mall food court where she will say a few words and give a short performance. The press and the public are invited to witness this historic occasion.


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. Upcoming solo engagements include concerto appearances with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

A participant in many prominent music festivals, Ms. Greenholtz has been featured at venues such as Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Maine), the Taos School of Music (New Mexico), the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (Italy), the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, and the ENCORE School for Strings. Ms. Greenholtz has also had an active career as an orchestral musician, appointed Associate Concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the New Orleans Symphony) at age 21. One year later, she joined the first violin section of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Since 2010, she has performed frequently with the Cleveland Orchestra both at Severance Hall and on tour domestically and abroad. In 2011, she was appointed Concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Other 2011-2012 highlights include performances as Concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra, and as guest Concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. She has also performed as guest Concertmaster of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. 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.

In 2010-2011, she was the sole participant in the prestigious Concertmaster Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music, a mentoring fellowship with William Preucil, Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra and former first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet. Ms. Greenholtz received her Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in 2007. While there, her primary teachers were Joel Smirnoff and Donald Weilerstein. She has studied chamber music with Joel Krosnick, Robert Mann, and Nicholas Mann. Other teachers have included Andrew Dawes, Judith Ingolfsson, Ilya Kaler, and Akira Nagai. She performs on a 1778 Antonio Gragnani violin (“Ex-Caressa”), and a Eugene Sartory bow.

In addition to performing as Concertmaster, Ms. Greenholtz will be soloing on this season's opening Masterworks concerts on October 6 at the Adler Theatre and October 7 in Centennial Hall, Augustana College. Subscription are for this year's Masterworks season are currently on sale at 563.322.QCSO (7276) or at www.qcsymphony.com.

 
2012 East Moline Music in the Park schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tiffany McVietty   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:31

 
Quad City Symphony Orchestra announces new Concertmaster PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:37
After a year-long search, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce their new Concertmaster. The new Concertmaster will be publicly introduced in the NorthPark Mall food court where the Concertmaster will say a few words and give a short performance.

"We were all enamored of the talent and vision this candidate brought to the table during the audition," said Jeff vom Saal, Executive Director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. "We know our new Concertmaster will be a great artistic asset to the community as well as to our organization, and we wanted the Concertmaster's first performance to be a very public event."

The press and the public are invited to witness this historic occasion.

PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
June 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
NorthPark Mall food court
320 West Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA
Presentation to include brief introduction, opportunity for questions, and a performance by the new Concertmaster

 
DAYTROTTER POSTS 2000TH SESSION FEATURING GLEN CAMPBELL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Daytrotter   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:13

This Friday, June 1st, Two-Thousand And Twelve, we here at Daytrotter -- on the muddy Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois -- are posting our 2000th Daytrotter session. Point your browser to www.daytrotter.com and come celebrate with us.

We pulled out the stops and are commemorating the milestone with the debut session from country legend Glen Campbell. The Rhinestone Cowboy performs three classic cuts and the heartbreaking lead track from his new and final studio album.

In a symbolic nod to the sheer volume of killer, one-of-a-kind live sessions that we've posted since the site launched in February 2006, our 2001st posting is from the great Delta Spirit -- their 5th!

In celebration of our 2000th Daytrotter session, we are offering $20 annual memberships to Daytrotter for the next 24 hours only.

Coming at you from The Horseshack in downtown Rock Island, IL, Daytrotter brings you 5 new sessions a day, every day -- 140 Daytrotter session songs each week.

These fine people, traveling through America’s heartland, take two hours out of their travels between shows to stop in for a session in downtown Rock Island, Ill. They use borrowed instruments, play with their touring mates, utilize an often unkempt toilet, eat some food and then cram back into their vans for the last half of the drive. What they leave behind is a pile of ashes, sometimes a forgotten stocking hat and four absolutely collectible songs – song as they are on that particular day, on that particular tour; dirty and alive

Recorded with minimal mic’ing, through discrete preamps and with some limiting, to the mixing console, they are printed to 1/4” analog tape running at 15 inches per second (usually BASF 468). There is no set formula or pattern to the recordings, and they are all live, no overdubs, straight to tape.

Here's to the next 2000 sessions and here's to the great artists we've worked and will someday work with!


 
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