“Up Close with ATLYS" at the Raccoon Motel and Pleasant Valley High School -- February 11 and 12.

Saturday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.

Raccoon Motel, 315 East Second Street, Davenport IA

Sunday, February 12, 4:45 p.m.

Pleasant Valley High School Auditorium 604 Belmont Road, Bettendorf IA

Composed of Jinty McTavish on violin, Rita Andrade on viola, Genevieve Tabby on cello, and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's own Sabrina Tabby also on violin, a lauded crossover string quartet with share their gifts in Up Close with ATLYS, their February 11 and 12 area performances demonstrating why the group has been lauded for their passionate and dynamic sound and mesmerizing, interactive concert experiences.

Equipped with the power of their stringed instruments, ATLYS is both an ambassador for Shar Music, as part of their Young Strings of America roster, as well as an ambassador for Swiss audio teach company Schertler, whose microphones allow ATLYS to harness the dynamism of the 21st century. Curating programs that are both diverse and intriguing, an ATLYS performance is designed to be more than an experience -- it is a conversation between artist and audience. With over 1,000 performances under their belts, the quartet's musicians have inspired listeners across the globe, and during socially distant times, ATLYS revolutionized their paradigm, perfecting the art of remote recording, launching a YouTube tutorial series to inspire young musicians, and publishing their unique arrangements.

Prior to winning her audition with ATLYS for Lincoln Center Stage, violinist McTavish played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was able to collaborate and learn from members of the Chicago Symphony, Riccardo Muti, and Yo-Yo Ma. She received her 2014 Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and during her time there, McTavish also studied with Sibbi Bernhardsson and Mark Kaplan. A native of Austin, Texas, viola player Adrande earned her Bachelor of Music at the University of Texas Butler School of Music and finished her masters at DePaul University. Some of her most memorable and influential musical experiences have been at summer festivals such as the String Academy in Cambridge U.K., Encore Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, and Interlochen Arts Academy.

ATLYS cellist Genevieve Tabby completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Stephen Geber and Dr. Melissa Kraut, and she received her Master's degree in cello performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where she studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen. One of her recent highlights was winning the Zarin Mehta fellowship with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, where she was contracted a week of concerts with the orchestra. And the QCSO's violin player Sabrina Tabby, Genevieve's twin sister, earned her Bachelor’s in French Studies and her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University, where she was also recognized for her fine playing as a soloist and chamber musician. She made her solo debut in Paraguay in July of 2018 with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Congreso Nacional de Paraguay, the same year she joined the QCSO's violin section.

Up Close with ATLYS will enjoy the first of its two weekend performances at Davenport's Raccoon Motel on February 11, and will follow that 7:30 p.m. program with February 12's family-friendly concert event held at 4:45 in the Pleasant Valley High School Auditorium. Admission is $25 for Saturday's show and $10 for Sunday's, and more information on and tickets to both events is available by calling the Quad City Symphony Orchestra at (563)322-0931 and visiting QCSO.org.

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