The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will perform some cool, new music in some cool, new digs this weekend when the QCSO presents the high-energy, rhythmic compositions of contemporary composer Marc Mellits in Davenport's Redstone Room. Marc Mellits is one of the leading American composers of his generation, enjoying hundreds of performances throughout the world every year. His unique musical style is an eclectic combination of driving rhythms, soaring lyricism, and colorful orchestrations that all combine to communicate directly with the listener. This final concert of the Signature Series is in the Redstone Room of the River Music Experience on May 19 at 8:00 p.m.

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Principal Percussionist Aaron Williams has selected works from Mellits' high energy and sensual catalog. Helping Williams bring this vibrant music to life will be QCSO musicians: Principal Cellist Hannah Holman, Pianist Mary Neil, and Percussionist Tony Oliver.

Marc Mellits will be hosting this concert and meeting with audience members at 7:00 p.m. before the concert. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets for this concert are $18 and can be purchased at, 800.745.3000, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are also available at the River Music Experience and can be purchased at the door.

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