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Birthing a Beast: The Quad City Symphony Orchestra, December 3 at the Adler Theatre
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2011-12-08 19:32:06

Rarely and unpredictably, a performance will transcend music and become a living thing, a forceful creature that grabs the audience and won’t let go until the piece ends; it then lingers for hours in the mind. These experiences transport me beyond what Gustav Mahler called “the sounds of a garrulous world” and overshadow the conductor and musicians – not because they’re unimportant, but because the life-giving in their performance is so profound. On Saturday at the Adler Theatre, the beast arrived after intermission when the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor Mark Russell Smith breathed life into Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.


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Passion Sometimes Lacking in Precision: The Quad City Symphony Orchestra, October 1 at the Adler Theatre
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2011-10-06 15:42:34

Passion proved to be the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s strength in its season-opening program at the Adler Theater on October 1, but the performance was vulnerable to imprecision.

While the program was titled Beethoven 5, the highlight of the concert was a brilliant performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s demanding Third Piano Concerto by guest pianist Haochen Zhang with bold yet sensitive accompaniment by the symphony under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Mark Russell Smith.


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Photos from the John Prine Concert, June 18 at the Adler Theatre
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2011-06-21 14:51:51

Images by Scott Klarkowski from June 18's John Prine set at the Adler Theatre. Click on any photo for a larger version.

For more of Klarkowski's work, visit KlarkPhoto.com.


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Photos from the Barenaked Ladies Concert, May 16 at the Adler Theatre
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2010-05-18 14:40:47

Images by photographer Chris Jones from Sunday's Barenaked Ladies concert at the Adler Theatre, with opener Serena Ryder. Click on any photo for a larger version.

Barenaked Ladies:


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Photos from the Miranda Lambert Concert, May 6 at the Adler Theatre
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2010-05-07 13:32:28

Images by photographer Chris Jones from Thursday's Miranda Lambert concert at the Adler Theatre, with opener Luke Bryan. Click on any photo for a larger version.

Miranda Lambert:


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