The Signature Series, a collection of small acoustic ensembles performing in diverse halls around the Quad Cities begins this weekend with the Calder Quartet. This group from Los Angeles, brought to the Quad Cities as part of the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series, performs in the Grand Lobby of the Putnam Museum Saturday at 8 PM. The Calder Quartet performs a unique array of repertoire including traditional quartet music, as well as that from innovative, modern composers and emerging musicians across genres.
Tickets for the concerts are just $18, and if you buy all three Signature Series concerts you can save 15%. January 21 will feature the Lyrebird Ensemble at the Figge Art Museum and May 19 will feature the driving rhythms of composer Marc Mellits at the River Music Experience. The first thing you'll do after each concert in is tweet: "That was the best music I've heard in a long time."
To read more about the Calder Quartet, click here. Or see them playing Mozart's 'Dissonance' Quartet and other videos by clicking here.
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The 2011-12 Masterworks season continues on November 5th and 6th with Poems on Fate: a collection of symphonic poems all dealing with the question of why we do what we do. This concert brings together four sonic essays: Verdi's Overture to the La Forza del Destino, Brahms' choral Song of Destiny, and Strauss' glorious Death and Transfiguration, and Liszt's well-known meditation Les Preludes, portraying all of life as a well-orchestrated prelude to that which comes after.
Tickets for Masterworks II may be purchased at 800.745.3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by clicking here. A portion of the proceeds from this concert benefits community health and the charity care needs of our neighbors through the Genesis Health System.
Holiday Pops featuring Todd Eldredge
Ice skating returns to the Holiday Pops as Olympic ice skater Todd Eldredge, couples skating team Andy and Lindsey Seitz, and the Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities join the Quad City Symphony Orchestra for this year's Holiday Pops! Guest conductor Michael Butterman, a favorite with the Holiday Pops audience, also returns to lead this star-studded spectacular. Holiday Pops is on November 19 at 7:30 PM and kicks off Quad City Arts' Festival of Trees, along with the Festival of Trees Parade and the Lighting of the Commons. This concert is sponsored by John Deere.
Conductor Michael Butterman and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will also be joined on stage by actor John Getz, known for his roles in such films as the Social Network and Zodiac, and jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis. Both John Getz and Jon Faddis are brought to the Quad Cities by Quad City Arts. And of course the Holiday Pops concert would not be complete without the hundreds of voices from the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Davenport, and the Holiday Pops Children's Chorus.
Tickets are on sale now at the i wireless Center box office, at 800.745.3000, or online at www.qcsymphony.com. Tables along the ice are $45 per seat, with tiered pricing in the arena ranging from $15 to $35. Seniors and children can save $2 per ticket and groups of 15 or more can save even more by calling the i wireless Center group sales department at 309.277.1356.