For the final presentations in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Masterworks season, conductor Mark Russell Smith and his gifted musicians celebrate legendary composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Masterworks VI: Postcards from Russia, a pair of April 7 and 8 concerts featuring showcase performances by 2017's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Medalist Daniel Hsu.

Kansas, April 4

Appearing locally in the musicians' “Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour,” the legendary progressive rockers of Kansas take the Adler Theatre stage in an eagerly awaited April 4 event, filling the venue with selections from the group's multi-platinum-selling albums that include the iconic “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.”

Praised by for her “raw, striking vulnerability” and by the New York Times for her “plantive, slender voice” with “not a hint of timidity in it,” singer/songwriter and guitarist Kristine Leschper brings her four-piece indie-folk outfit Mothers to Davenport for an April 1 Moeller Nights concert, sharing songs that led to rave of Leschper, “Her words are both what break you and what heal you.”

With Music Taster's Choice calling him “one of the top 10 guitarists in the world,” the acclaimed blues rocker Anthony Gomes performs a special Easter Eve set at Davenport's Redstone Room, sharing the talents that led BluesWax to name him its 2003 Artist of the Year and inspired B.B. King to famously ask, “Where did that voice come from?”

A country-music legend brings with him nearly three decades' worth of hits when Clint Black takes the stage at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, his March 31 concert showcasing the Grammy-winning talents that have made Black a Billboard chart-topper more than 20 times over.

With Spin magazine lauding the artist as “something jarring and sublime in crystalline brilliance” and Resident Advisor admiring her “ethereal New Age jungle with a vocal flex that nods to Enya and Björk,” Negative Gemini singer/songwriter Lindsey French brings her singular electro-pop to Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on March 27, performing in support of the recent Bad Baby EP that BandCamp described as “a stunner.”

Described by American Songwriter as “a standout live act that loosely interprets the label of a 'folk' band,” the talents of Humming House will also share their roots-rock and bluegrass stylings in a Moeller Nights concert on March 27, demonstrating why Glide magazine stated, “Over years of touring, the group has managed to craft a sound that is incredibly tight but also unbelievably catchy.”

Having played music icon Jerry Lee Lewis in more than 2,500 performances of the Tony-winning Million Dollar Baby at Chicago's Apollo Theatre, touring sensation Lance Lipinsky brings his high-wire talents to Galesburg's Ohnward Fine Arts Center in the March 24 concert event Rock Baby Rock, an explosive, piano-pumping performance showcasing musical influences of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s.

On March 23, two Windy City quartets take the stage for one exhilarating Redstone Room concert, when the Chicago-based jam bands EGi and Chachuba perform a dual-headliner set on spring tours held in support of the former's latest album and the latter's album debut.

* Paisley's show was cancelled on March 23 due to potential inclement weather.

One of the 21st Century's most iconic country-music superstars brings his “Weekend Warrior World Tour” to Moline's TaxSlayer Center on March 24, as singer/songwriter Brad Paisley shares the chart-topping talents that have earned him no fewer than 14 Academy of County Music (ACM) Awards, five of them for Top Male Vocalist of the Year.