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 www.qcso.org or by calling 563-322-QCSO (7276).