The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will offer a virtual option to see the other three Masterpiece concerts in the 2021-22 season. Live Stream + Digital Access will also be available for the world premiere of the Living Proof Exhibition Opera: Karkinos.
These new virtual concert options are in addition to those currently available for the QCSO Chamber Music Series Close.
“Digital access opens up an important entry point to the inspiration our concert programs provide and the community we build, allowing people from anywhere to experience our incredible orchestra,” said the director. QCSO Executive Brian Baxter in a statement Thursday. “This expands the impact of our popular Students @ Symphony program by allowing us to provide free digital concert experiences to students across the Quad Cities and beyond, which complements the opportunity student groups have now to attend QCSO concerts in person free of charge.
“We are so grateful to our generous sponsors and musicians at QCSO for making this a reality,” he said, noting that digital access to QCSO performances are sponsored by the Harris Foundation, Modern Woodmen of America and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation.
Households are only required to purchase one Live Stream + Digital Access ticket per concert. Live streaming is currently not available for Masterworks concerts, but Saturday night performances will be recorded and made available for viewing on Sundays at 2 p.m. The digital performance will be available to view for 30 days from the date of the premiere.
Digital tickets are $25 per household for Karkinos and Up Close concerts, and $40 per household for Masterworks concerts. A student rate is available by calling the QCSO box office at (563) 322-7276. Digital and in-person tickets can be purchased online at QCSO.org, by phone at (563) 322-7276 or in person at the QCSO box office at 327 Brady St., Davenport.
CONCERTS OFFERING LIVE STREAM AND/OR DIGITAL ACCESS
Masterpieces IV: Bruckner 8
February 6, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Bruckner’s last complete symphony is a far-reaching symphonic journey. This epic and thrilling work begins with a slow introduction that turns into a dramatic struggle. The second movement is a rustic but sumptuous and noble Adagio which is followed by a radiant Scherzo. The powerful and suspenseful finale takes you through the darkness of death to glorious transfiguration.
Exhibition Living Proof Opera: Karkinos
February 12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the Living Proof exhibition, the QCSO commissioned local composer and Augustana teacher Jacob Bancks to premiere the opera Karkinos which will bring hope and celebration to people with cancer and all those who love them. Inspired by direct conversations with those touched by cancer, this emotional multimedia work featuring a chamber orchestra, vocal soloists, dancers and a choir, depicts the story of a beautiful empress who is forced to fight with the invisible monster Karkinos the day before his coronation.
Masterpieces V: East to West
March 6, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Our musical excursion begins in the Guangxi Zhuang region of China with Chen Yi’s rhythmic Duo Ye, based on the traditional song and dance of the Dong people. Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz dazzles with a rendition of Mozart’s graceful and spirited Violin Concerto No. 4. Robert Schumann’s moving and stormy Second Symphony brings the concert to a triumphant close.
Closer to Scandinavia: Nordic Dreams
March 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Allow QCSO Principal Cello Naha Greenholtz, QCSO Principal Cellist Hannah Holman and Pianist Juliana Han to transport you with an intimate evening of Nordic music featuring works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Kaija Saariaho, Arvo Pärt, Jean Sibelius, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Edward Grég.
Masterpieces VI: The Pines of Rome
April 3, 2022 at 2 p.m.
The program opens with the charming waltz Voices of Spring by Johann Strauss Jr. Roberto Díaz returns to the Quad Cities to perform Jennifer Higdon’s Grammy®-winning Viola Concerto; this relentless centerpiece was written specifically for Díaz. Experience the lyricism and power of Samuel Barber’s First Symphony before closing the season with Ottorino Respighi’s beloved Pines of Rome, depicting four events witnessed by the century-old trees in full orchestral color.
Up close with Naha Greenholtz
May 1, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Join QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz for a beautiful afternoon of music at Le Figge with works by Astor Piazzolla, Eugène Ysaÿe, Gabriela Lena Frank, Pablo de Sarasate and Johann Sebastian Bach.