For the fourth concert of the QCSO's Masterworks season, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is hosting a 200-voice choir in its performance of Carmina Burana. These concerts will be performed on February 6 and 7, and sponsored by John Deere. Saturday evening's concert will be held at the Adler Theatre in Davenport at 8 PM and followed on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM in Augustana's Centennial Hall in Rock Island. Tickets start at $10 for Saturday night's performance and $18 for Sunday afternoon. Tickets can be purchased in person at the QCSO Box Office, 327 Brady Street in Davenport, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at www.QCSymphony.com
, at the door, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.
The QCSO will be led by Guest Conductor Jon Hurty and the choir will be comprised of voices from the Handel Oratorio Society, Quad City Choral Arts, and the Augustana Choir. Also on the program is Mozart's Exultate, Jubilate
, and Handel's Zadok the Priest
. The concert will feature a return engagement from one of today's most exciting young sopranos, Mary Wilson, performing Exultate, Jubilate
and Carmina Burana. Performing with Wilson and the choirs for Carmina Burana will be nationally-recognized soloists: Baritone Andrew Garland and Countertenor Alfred E. Sturgis.
On the Thursday before the concerts, Quad Citians get the chance to hear Guest Conductor Jon Hurty share his insights into the upcoming performance at Inside the Music. Expert and novice alike enjoy this casual musical conversation at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport from 5:00 to 6:30 PM on Thursday, February 4. This event is free to the public, with wine and cheese provided.
Finally, Hurty will be available at Kai Swanson's Concert Conversations, held in the concert halls an hour before each of the weekend's concerts. At Concert Conversations the audience members are given a quick tour of highlights from the upcoming concert. This look into the background of the concert's repertoire, sponsored by Rich James of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been running since 1996 and is an audience favorite.
|Quad City Symphony Orchestra
|Masterworks 4: Carmina Burana
|Adler Theatre, Davenport; Centennial Hall, Rock Island
|February 6 at 8 PM; February 7 at 2 PM
|Saturday starts at $10; Sunday starts at $18
|563.322.QCSO (7276) or www.qcsymphony.com