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Catch the spirit of the season in a delightful potpourri of classic favorites including Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Mozart's Piano Concerto #21 with St. Ambrose professor Marian Lee, and a set of Sleigh Rides.  Also featuring music of Humperdinck, Prokofiev, Delius, and Anderson.
Holiday Pops:  Cirque de la Symphonie is This Weekend!
3 Spectacular Shows at the Adler Theatre
November 20, 8:00 p.m., November 21 2:00 p.m. and November 21 8:00 p.m.

Cirque de la Symphonie is a jaw-dropping spectacle!  Artists include aerial flyers, acrobats, dancers,  and balancers.  Enjoy popular holiday music like White Christmas, Deck the Halls and We Wish You a Merry Christmas along with beloved classical movements from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.  Featuring the QCSO Youth Choir and First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, it's fun for the whole family!

"What great fun! My son and daughter-in-law didn't even blink when I asked if they wanted to go with me again!"  - Cheryl F., Davenport
Performances made possible by Genesis Health System, Kimberly BMW, US Bank and The Bechtel Trusts

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Back by Popular Demand
QCSO Holiday Pops:  Cirque de la Symphonie
Stages Three Spectacular ALL-NEW Shows at the Adler Theatre
Friday, Nov. 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Jaw-dropping Spectacle Evokes Joy...Gasps!

A heart-warming holiday tradition continues this year.  The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) Holiday Pops concert is bringing back the über-popular Cirque de la Symphonie for three, big, all-new shows at the Adler Theatre.  There will be one Friday evening, November 20 performance at 8:00 p.m. and two Saturday, November 21 performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

"I didn't even blink when my Mother ask me if we wanted to go again.  What great fun", stated Chris Fenderson of Davenport.

Cirque de la Symphonie wows audiences worldwide with spectacular aerial and acrobatic feats that generate gasps and "ahs" from the audience.  The unique program is also peppered with humor and laughter that makes it fun for audience members of all ages.  The talents of the guest artists truly amaze.

The program features holiday hits like White Christmas and Deck the Halls and beloved movements from classical masterpieces like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.  This popular holiday music is performed with resounding beauty and perfection by the professional musicians of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.  And the combination of the symphonic sounds with the angelic choral voices from the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir of Davenport and Quad City Symphony Youth Choir creates a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season.

"I love planning these concerts and performing alongside the amazing musicians of the QCSO, choir members and Cirque performers, to usher in the good cheer of the holiday season," shared Benjamin Klemme, QCSO Associate Conductor.  "It doesn't truly feel like the holidays without Holiday Pops!"

Tickets are available in all price categories starting at just $10 for children and students and $15 for adults ranging up to the $75 adult price for Premier Loge.

QCSO Holiday Pops:  Cirque de la Symphonie leaves audiences full of wonder and is a lively and fun holiday outing the whole family will enjoy.  There's truly something for everyone in this event.

Group and student pricing is available for all performances.

More information and tickets are available at

Quad City Symphony Orchestra,
Mark Russell Smith, Music Director and Conductor, Presents
Masterworks II: Bach, Brahms, and Shostakovich

Highlighting the Extraordinary Talents of QCSO Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz and
Principal Cellist Hannah Holman

The grace of Bach, the romance of Brahms, and the profundity of Shostakovich will showcase QCSO Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, Principal Cellist Hannah Holman, and the entire orchestra.

The program will delight with the graceful Baroque simplicity of Bach Sinfonias from Cantatas #42 and #21 displaying a unique and rarely seen - but characteristic Baroque gathering from the days of Bach - led by Music Director and Conductor Mark Russell Smith on harpsichord. 

To conclude the first half, the two leading ladies of the orchestra will wow you with their virtuosity in Brahms Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102. 

The show will conclude with the profound and challenging Symphony #10 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which probes the depths of tragedy, loss, anger, despair, violence, but closing with triumph, a masterpiece not performed by the QCSO since 2007.  Both Brahms and Shostakovich admired Bach and this represents the unseen common denominator in the carefully crafted repertoire of the QCSO's Masterworks II concert.

There are two performances. The first is Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Davenport's Adler Theatre, RiverCenter.  The second is Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Hall at Augustana College.

This presentation will sweep you away into new worlds!

Group and student pricing is available for most performances.

More information and tickets for performances and events are available at or by calling 563-322-QCSO (7276).