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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Romantic Quad City Symphony Orchestra Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:38
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Event:
Día del Amor/Valentine’s Day

A Concert in the Masterworks Series

7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012
Adler Theatre
136 E. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA 52801
2 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2012
Centennial Hall
3703 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
Join Guest Conductor Alondra de la Parra and renowned guitarist Robert Belinic for a dazzling, romantic array of orchestral works, including:
Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:
A symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in the days of Imperial Russia, Scheherazade is based on One Thousand and One Nights, also known as The Arabian Nights. This compelling classic combines thrilling orchestration with exotic legends of the East.
Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo:
Joaquín Rodrigo, one of the finest Spanish composers of the twentieth century, wrote the Concierto de Aranjuez for classical guitar and orchestra. This beautiful composition was inspired by the gardens at Palacio Real de Aranjuez, the residence of the King of Spain.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel:
Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece by Maurice Ravel, was originally composed as a ballet, commissioned by ballerina Ida Rubinstein. The piece is Ravel's most famous composition. An excerpt of Boléro is featured in the 1980 movie 10, and that romantic musical interlude significantly increased sales of recordings of the work.

For tickets, call the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 563-322-QCSO (7276) or visit www.qcsymphony.com .
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Event:
Valentine's Day Gala
5 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012
Hotel Blackhawk
200 E. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA 52801
Black tie optional
In honor of the Día del Amor/Valentine’s Day concert, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will host a Valentine’s Day Gala in the beautiful Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. In the luxurious Gold Room, you can enjoy hosted beer and wine, delicious appetizers, and the opening of the silent auction. At 6 p.m., you will be treated to a Latin-infused gourmet dinner accompanied by live flute and harp.
At 7:30 p.m., stroll to the nearby Adler Theatre for the Día del Amor/Valentine’s Day Concert. Listen and enjoy as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Alondra de la Parra perform romantic favorites, including Scheherezade, Boléro, and the Concierto de Aranjuez with renowned guitarist Robert Belinic.
At 9 p.m., dance the night away to the sweet music of the Candymakers. You can also partake of delectable desserts, and celebrate the conclusion of the silent auction.
Silent auction items include an all-expense-paid Mexican vacation, an authentic Italian dinner for 10 prepared by Quad City Symphony Orchestra Music Director Mark Russell Smith, and a $5,000 diamond pendant, courtesy of Holland Jewelers.

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 visit www.qcsymphony.com.
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Tate Music Group Artist The Westbrook Singers Performance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laurie Tomlinson   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:33
Tate Music Group Artist The Westbrook Singers Performance

WHEN: 1-14-12

TIME: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL

WHAT: The Westbrook Singers will be performing songs from their album, The Westbrook Singers LIVE.

 
TobyMac coming to Davenprt! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 08:57

Coming to Davenport this month!

TobyMac

A Night of Unplugged Stories & Songs

Special Guest: Jamie Grace

  7:30PM  Thursday, January 19, 2012

Adler Theatre, downtown Davenport, Iowa

 Excellent seating is still available!

Tickets available at Adler Theatre Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at Ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets. 

 

Adler Theater
136 East 3rd Street
Davenport, Iowa

 

Brought to you by:
ECHO MINISTRIES

 

Tickets ($25, $35) On Sale Now!

For group sales, contact the box office 563-326-8555. Groups of 10 or more get discount of $4 off per ticket in each price category.

No added fees for sales at box office or for group sales!

TOBYMAC UNPLUGGED - A Night of Stories and Songs, featuring special guest Jamie Grace, is coming this Fall to select cities. It will be a totally different TobyMac show, a time where it’s not about the lights, smoke, big stage, numerous musicians… instead it will be more intimate and personal, a “storyteller’s night” where TobyMac will share where the songs came from. The song arrangements will be different… not completely acoustic, but basically acoustic—thus the name UNPLUGGED.

The ascension of TobyMac’s solo career has been nothing short of spectacular.  In an era of declining music sales he has consistently defied the odds and has seen his sales increase with each new album release. Having climbed the mountain once with the group dcTalk, TobyMac knows how difficult the journey can be and how much work the process actually takes.  Upon embarking on his solo career, Toby sought to surround himself with a talented and diverse cast of characters, aptly named the Diverse City Band. The result has been a musical fusion that radiates with an unquenchable energy and a penetrating message.

Tickets available here:
* Adler Theatre Box Office
* Online at Ticketmaster.com
* Charge by phone at 800-745-3000
* and at all Ticketmaster outlets
* Special Ticket Offers available!

 

Adler Theatre Box Office:
136 East Third Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
Phone 563-326-8555

 

Internet Purchasing: online at Ticketmaster.com

Charge By Phone: call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000

 
24th Annual QC Wind Ensemble Solo Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patrick Driscoll   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:29

The Quad City Wind Ensemble is pleased to announce the Twenty-Fourth Annual Young Performer’s Solo Competition.  Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, in Davenport. The winner will appear as the guest soloist with the Quad City Wind Ensemble at our concert on April 29 at the Galvin Fine Arts Center. In addition to performing with the Quad City Wind Ensemble, the first place winner will receive a $250 scholarship from the Quad City Wind Ensemble for private study.  The second place winner will receive a $150 scholarship and the third place winner will receive a $100 scholarship for private study. Entrants must be students currently involved in a high school instrumental music program and complete an entry form to be received or postmarked no later than March 9, 2012.

The Quad City Wind Ensemble is pleased to announce the Twenty-Fourth Annual Charles B. DCamp Young Performer s Solo Competition. Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in Madsen Hall at the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa. The winner will appear as the guest soloist with the Quad City Wind Ensemble at our Sunday, April 29, 2012 concert at the Galvin Fine Arts Center. Please submit completed forms to: Julie Crouse, 27553 Frederick Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753. Entry forms must be received or postmarked no
later than Friday, March 9, 2012.

In addition to performing with the Quad City Wind Ensemble, the first place winner will receive a $250 scholarship from the Quad City Wind Ensemble for private study. The second place winner will receive a $150 scholarship and the third place winner will receive a $100 scholarship for private study.

All entrants must be students currently involved in a high school instrumental music program. The soloist must perform a wind or percussion solo for which a band/wind ensemble accompaniment is readily available. There is no entry fee for this competition. The guest soloist must perform the same piece in the concert as performed during the audition. Previous first place winners must audition on a different piece. All applicants must audition using piano accompaniment and furnish two copies of the solo part for the adjudicators. One of the copies may be a photo-copied reproduction of the original.

The Quad City Wind Ensemble, founded by Charles B. DCamp in 1987, is comprised of some of the Quad City area s top wind and percussion players who audition for membership in this select group. It is recognized as one of the finest adult wind ensembles in the nation.

The QCWE is dedicated to music education in public schools. The Charles B. DCamp Young Performers Solo Competition is one way it supports music education of the QC area s youth. In addition, all participants in school band programs are admitted free to all QCWE performances.

Please feel free to make photocopies of this letter and the attached application as needed. If you have any questions about the solo competition, please contact Julie Crouse, the competition coordinator, at 27553 Frederick Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sincerely,
Susan Hanford
QCWE Chairperson

 
JAVA JEWS TO PERFORM AT MOLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:17

The Java Jews, an Iowa-based Klezmer band, will perform a free concert at the Moline Public Library on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m.  Music lovers of all ages will not want to miss this “highly caffeinated” performance from this seven piece ensemble. No registration is required.  This performance is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.  For more information, visit the Moline Public Library at 3210 41st Street, Moline or call 309-524-2470.

A staple in Iowa coffee shops and jazz festivals, the Java Jews perform their energetic version of Klezmer, the traditional Jewish music of Eastern Europe.  In addition, the band performs Klezmer interpretations of Miles Davis, standards, and Israeli pop.

The Java Jews performance is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, on display December 28th, 2011 through February 24th, 2012.  In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

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