DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 29, 2021) — The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) invites members of the press to the Adler Theatre on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 2:30PM for a special event to officially launch the Concert Access Pass (CAP) Program.

The QCSO believes that access to music performance is essential for our entire community, and CAP connects individuals and families served by partnered community organizations to all QCSO concerts for free. This program strives to allow all Quad Citizens the opportunity to experience the unique power of music to build connections with others and transform lives.

At the time of launch the QCSO’s CAP Partner Organizations include:

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley
  • Child Abuse Council
  • Dress for Success Quad Cities
  • Hand in Hand
  • Iowa Department of Human Services
  • The Project
  • Project SEARCH
  • River Bend Food Bank
  • Second Baptist Church Outreach Music and Arts Academy

Individuals receiving services or assistance from participating CAP Partner Organizations are eligible to receive up to four free tickets to all QCSO concerts. Eligible individuals request their CAP Membership Card directly from the partner organization, and can request tickets in-person, by phone, or online, up to thirty days before each concert performance.

The November 5 launch event will feature remarks from QCSO Music Director and Conductor Mark Russell Smith, QCSO Executive Director Brian Baxter, Project SEARCH Instructor Stacie Kintigh, Second Baptist Church Outreach Music and Arts Academy Executive Director Rev Carmen Ausborn, and The Project Peer Navigator Lee Gonzales.

For questions about the press event or the Concert Access Pass program, please contact QCSO Director of Marketing Caitlin Bishop (cbishop@qcso.org | 563.424.7734).

About the Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1915, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) is among the twenty longest-established, continuously-operating orchestral associations in the United States. The QCSO presents a full season each year supplemented by pops and special events. The orchestra has demonstrated steady artistic growth measured by the depth of the repertoire performed. Iowa and Illinois subscribers to QCSO performances are residents of more than seventy cities and towns. The orchestra consists of an average of eighty players. The QCSO provides programs and community service to a market of more than 450,000 residents of eastern Iowa and western Illinois, staging performances in both Iowa and Illinois.

In 1958, the QCSO founded the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra and since has added four additional training ensembles: The Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth String Ensemble, Prelude Strings, and Youth Choir. Music-education outreach-programming includes dozens of education programs delivered to over 10,000 area students annually and more than 250,000 over the years to students in Iowa and Illinois. The League of American Orchestras has recognized the QCSO Volunteers for Symphony for its role in implementing these innovative educational programs uplifting youth through music and the arts.

The QCSO receives contributions from more than 1000 families, businesses, and foundations.

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