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03 WELCOME 04 MASTERWORKS 10 SIGNATURE SERIES 11 QCB&T RIVERFRONT POPS 12 QCSO AT THE MOVIES 15 RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY 16 SIGNATURE SOIRÉE + SUPPORT 17 YOUTH ENSEMBLES 18 ENRICH & EASE YOUR EXPERIENCE 19 VENUE MAPS 2

MASTERWORKS SEASON SUPPORTED BY

ANNUAL SUPPORT FROM

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

2020-21 MEDIA SPONSOR


It is our great joy to invite you to discover our 2020-21 season! We are so proud to be a part of the Quad Cities’ diverse and culturally rich community, a place we have called home for 105 years. The powerful music and creative experiences we present this season will truly be an Ode to Joy. In 2020, orchestras around the world are celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday. This celebration of his music, and what it has meant to people everywhere, beautifully frames our season. It encapsulates the power of all music to provoke thought, challenge perceptions, uplift humanity, and provide a platform for shared experience. Join us in unwrapping this season and all it has to offer with dynamic Masterworks programs, visceral movie concerts, intimate chamber music concerts, a party on the river at the Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops, and a Gala Concert featuring Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry. The best way to experience our orchestra is as a subscriber, and you can choose from several packages to find the best fit for you. As a subscriber, not only do you earn early access to special events, such as the Gala Concert with Renée Elise Goldsberry, but also gain access to the best seats in the house at the lowest prices. Join our great orchestra this season as we write our own Quad Cities Ode to Joy. Thank you for sharing a part of your lives with us and for your support! With profound gratitude,

Mark Russell Smith Music Director and Conductor

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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SYMPHONY NO. 9

MASTERWORKS I

Our Celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday begins with Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Ode, a minimalist and hip-hop influenced response to Beethoven and his 9th Symphony through a 21st century lens. The QCSO will then bring Beethoven’s exuberant and transcendent 9th Symphony to life, featuring a full chorus led by Augustana Professor Jon Hurty and four exceptional soloists.

JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND ODE

BEETHOVEN

SYMPHONY NO. 9

AUGUSTANA ORATORIO SOCIETY & CHORAL ARTISTS JON HURTY, DIRECTOR

PART OF THE QCSO SERIES

BEETHOVEN AT 250

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QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


MASTERWORKS II

The program opens with Beethoven’s fiery and heroic Leonore Overture No. 3. Wei Luo returns to astound with Prokofiev’s fiercely virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2. The intensity continues with Osvaldo Golijov’s tango-influenced Last Round, and the program closes with Bartók’s alluring and dramatic suite from The Miraculous Mandarin.

BEETHOVEN

LEONORE OVERTURE NO. 3

PROKOFIEV

PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

OSVALDO GOLIJOV LAST ROUND

BARTÓK

THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN

WEI LUO PIANO

PART OF THE QCSO SERIES

BEETHOVEN AT 250

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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+ BEETHOVEN

MASTERWORKS III

Our Celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday concludes with his exhilarating and lyrical Violin Concerto performed by QCSO Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz. Mahler’s programmatic Symphony No. 1, “Titan,” will lead us through a hero’s lifelong battle and ultimate triumph over Fate. Fate

BEETHOVEN

VIOLIN CONCERTO

MAHLER

SYMPHONY NO. 1, “TITAN”

NAHA GREENHOLTZ VIOLIN

PART OF THE QCSO SERIES

BEETHOVEN AT 250

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

* The Sunday performance will be held at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center at Moline High School. Sunday Shuttle Buses will run as scheduled.

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WHERE IN THE WORLD

MASTERWORKS IV

Travel the world with beloved compositions inspired by journeys to foreign lands. We begin on Italy’s Mediterranean coast with Elgar’s colorful concert overture In the South and further explore the Tuscan countryside in Mendelssohn’s joyful and energetic “Italian” Symphony. Dance through Latin America with the rumba in Gershwin's thrilling Cuban Overture and William Grant Still’s Danzas de Panama inspired by Panamanian folk tunes. Our tour concludes in Spain with Ravel’s brilliant and beguiling Rapsodie espagnole.

ELGAR

IN THE SOUTH

MENDELSSOHN

SYMPHONY NO. 4, “ITALIAN”

GERSHWIN

CUBAN OVERTURE

WILLIAM GRANT STILL DANZAS DE PANAMA

RAVEL

RAPSODIE ESPAGNOLE

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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BRAHMS

+ SHOSTAKOVICH

MASTERWORKS V

Wagner’s militaristic Rienzi Overture provides a spirited opener to this program before the centerpiece of the concert, Brahms’s intimate and evocative Third Symphony, with its flowing rhythms and lush, soaring melodies. Virtuoso violinist Bella Hristova returns to the Quad Cities to close the program with Shostakovich’s boisterous and darkly comedic Violin Concerto No. 1.

WAGNER

RIENZI OVERTURE

BRAHMS

SYMPHONY NO. 3

SHOSTAKOVICH

VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1

BELLA HRISTOVA VIOLIN

PART OF THE QCSO SERIES

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


MASTERWORKS VI

Our tribute to America begins with the lyricism and power of Barber’s First Symphony. Ricardo Morales joins the QCSO for the world premiere of Jacob Bancks’s Clarinet Concerto. Travel to the wild west with Copland’s rousing “Buckaroo Holiday” from Rodeo Rodeo, before being swept away by Judith Shatin’s Piping the Earth. Experience the romance of the Third Movement of Amy Beach’s Second Symphony, before closing with the driving energy of John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Machine

BARBER

SYMPHONY NO. 1

JACOB BANCKS

CLARINET CONCERTO QCSO COMMISSION

COPLAND

BUCKAROO HOLIDAY FROM RODEO

JUDITH SHATIN PIPING THE EARTH

AMY BEACH

SYMPHONY NO. 2, THIRD MVT.

JOHN ADAMS

SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE

RICARDO MORALES CLARINET

SUPPORTED BY

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Naha Greenholtz, VIOLIN & Marian Lee, PIANO works by BEETHOVEN, MOZART, SCHUBERT, & JESSE JONES PART OF THE QCSO SERIES BEETHOVEN AT 250

PRESENTING PARTNER

Ring in the Holiday Season with members of the QCSO brass and percussion sections performing uplifting selections of holiday favorites! PRESENTING PARTNER

Emily Nash, VIOLIN, Bruno Silva, VIOLA, & Kit Polen, BASS works by MOZART, READ THOMAS, & HANDEL-HALVORSEN PRESENTING PARTNER

Dan Won, CLARINET, Ben Coelho, BASSOON, Matt Onstad, TRUMPET, Michael Cox, TROMBONE, Aaron Williams, PERCUSSION, Naha Greenholtz, VIOLIN, Dave Scholl, BASS & Kyle Knox, GUEST CONDUCTOR works by STRAVINKSY, GOULD, LARSEN, & STEPHENSON SERIES SPONSORED BY

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A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF

FLEETWOOD MAC

The Party of the Summer returns to the Rock Island Arsenal to celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac! Dance the night away along the banks of the Mississippi River to the band’s greatest hits, including “Big Love”, “Don’t Stop”, “Go Your Own Way”, “Rhiannon”, and more! This spectacular event closes with our traditional rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, featuring the Arsenal’s Howitzer cannons, and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever set to a brilliant fireworks display!

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SPONSORED BY

ERNESTO ESTIGARRIBIA CONDUCTOR

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SATURDAY

SATURDAY

7:30 PM

2:00 PM

NOV

21

ADLER THEATRE

NOV

21

ADLER THEATRE

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. MUSIC BY

PATRICK DOYLE

Part of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s20)

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QCSO AT THE

MOVIES

IN CONCERT

Travel to Infinity and Beyond with Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story™ in Concert. Watch in high-definition as Woody and Buzz grow from enemies battling for their owner Andy’s attention to comrades who join forces to escape the malicious Sid and reunite with Andy. Experience this timeless classic in its entirety as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra performs Randy Newman’s beloved score live to film!

MUSIC BY

RANDY NEWMAN

PRESENTING PARTNER

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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QCSO AT THE

MOVIES

IN CONCERT

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before: projected in HD with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park! © Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MUSIC BY

JOHN WILLIAMS

PRESENTING PARTNER


A QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

GALA CONCERT

For one night only, Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry joins the QCSO for an evening of Broadway, Pop, and Soul favorites. Star of both stage and screen, Goldsberry is best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash Hamilton. Her brilliant performance garnered her a Tony Award and Grammy Award. Experience her incredible voice live as she performs selections from Broadway hits including Hamilton, Rent, and The Lion King, plus songs by Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, and more! QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MARK RUSSELL SMITH CONDUCTOR

TICKETS PRE-SALE FOR ALL SUBSCRIBERS MARCH 4, 2020 GENERAL SALES OCTOBER 5, 2020

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Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with an elegant evening at the Figge Art Museum. Tickets include dinner and performance, plus a paddle raise and live auction with Maestro Mark Russell Smith as your auctioneer to benefit the QCSO’s programs! 5:30 PM COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES 6:30 PM DINNER, AUCTION, & PERFORMANCES

THE QCSO

Support through donations to the QCSO’s Annual Fund by individuals, foundations, and companies have allowed the QCSO to survive and thrive in the Quad Cities for more than a century.

YOUR DONATIONS BRING MUSIC TO THE COMMUNITY AND HELP THE QCSO TO: • Present affordable concerts for the community, • Deliver music education to more than 12,000 students, • Provide scholarship and financial aid to students, • Support the careers of working musicians, and • Be cultural leaders in the community to make the Quad Cities a better place to live.

Contributions to the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association (FEIN 42-6017663) are tax-deductible. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association is a tax-exempt organization under the provisions of Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3).

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QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE), led by QCSYE Music Director Ernesto Estigarribia, consists of five performance groups (four youth orchestras and one youth choir) for students in grades 2-12. In June 2021, members of the Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) will particpate in a Concert Tour of Germany. A Companion Tour will be available for subscribers and patrons. Please visit QCSO.org for more details.

• Perform spectacular music under the direction of inspiring, expert conductors. • Work with Maestro Mark Russell Smith and QCSO musicians. • Experience unique performance opportunities. • Complimentary access to QCSO concerts. • Access to the YSO Concerto Competition. • Eligibility to apply for $14,000 in scholarships.

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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ENRICH Join QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of the Masterworks programs on the Thursday preceding each Masterworks Concert. Free admission. Cash bar available.

One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert goes are invited to attend informational pre-concert conversations to hear about the works being presented.

SPONSORED BY

SPONSORED BY CHRIS CONNOLLY, WELLS FARGO ADVISORS

Mingle with Maestro Mark Russell Smith, guest artists, and members of the QCSO immediately following the Saturday Masterworks Performances. Free admission. Cash bar available.

Join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, to celebrate summer as we kick off the 2020-21 season. Enjoy delicious wine, great music, and charming company, all while helping to support the QCSO.

HOSTED AT THE HOTEL BLACKHAWK

HOSTED AT WIDE RIVER WINERY, DAVENPORT

EASE A convenient park-and-ride shuttle service is available for Sunday Masterworks performances. Visit QCSO.org for pick-up times and locations. A $5.00 return ticket is required and available for purchase at the venue box ofďŹ ce or will call table. 18

Large-print and braille programs are available for each Masterworks Concert at the QCSO table in the lobby. SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT EYE GROUP, P.C.

QUAD CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


BALCONY

ADLER THEATRE

ORCHESTRA STAGE

STAGE

CENTENNIAL HALL

BARTLETT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

STAGE

LOGE PREMIERE

STAGE

LOGE

BALCONY

ZONE 1

ZONE 2

ADLER THEATRE

ZONE 3

ZONE 4

ORCHESTRA

STAGE

STAGE

DETAILED VENUE MAPS ARE AVAILABLE AT QCSO.ORG *GALA CONCERT MAP IS SLIGHTLY MODIFIED

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ODE TO JOY

2020/21 SEASON

MASTERWORKS

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO.9

PROKOFIEV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

works by BEETHOVEN & JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND AUGUSTANA ORATORIO SOCIETY & CHORAL ARTISTS JON HURTY, director

works by BEETHOVEN, PROKOFIEV, GOLIJOV, & BARTÓK WEI LUO, piano

OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2020

NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2020

MAHLER + BEETHOVEN

WHERE IN THE WORLD

works by MAHLER & BEETHOVEN NAHA GREENHOLTZ, violin

works by ELGAR, MENDELSSOHN, GERSHWIN, RAVEL, & WILLIAM GRANT STILL

DECEMBER 5 & 6, 2020

FEBRUARY 6 & 7, 2021

BRAHMS + SHOSTAKOVICH

FOR AMERICA

works by WAGNER, BRAHMS, & SHOSTAKOVICH BELLA HRISTOVA, violin

works by BARBER, JACOB BANCKS, COPLAND, JUDITH SHATIN, AMY BEACH, & JOHN ADAMS RICARDO MORALES, clarinet

APRIL 10 & 11, 2021

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021

POPS

QUAD CITY BANK & TRUST RIVERFRONT POPS

QCSO AT THE MOVIES

AUGUST 15, 2020 | 7:30 PM

NOVEMBER 21, 2020 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

LANDSLIDE: THE MUSIC OF FLEETWOOD MAC QCSO AT THE MOVIES

DISNEY/PIXAR’S TOY STORY™ IN CONCERT JANUARY 16, 2021 | 2:00 PM

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET ™ OF FIRE IN CONCERT

QCSO AT THE MOVIES ™

JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT JUNE 5, 2021| 7:30 PM

QCSO GALA CONCERT

AN EVENING WITH RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY

MAY 15, 2021 | 7:30 PM

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