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Masterworks II: An American Tapestry
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Our symphonic tapestry of American music begins with a journey to the Wild West in Aaron Copland’s rousing “Buckaroo Holiday” from Rodeo. Be swept away with Judith Shatin’s Piping the Earth before falling in love with the third movement of Amy Beach’s romantic Second Symphony. We close the first half with the driving energy of John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine. We then celebrate the 150th Birthday of Sergei Rachmaninoff, who eventually made Beverly Hills his home, with his rhapsodic Second Piano Concerto featuring virtuoso Michelle Cann in her first performance with the QCSO.
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View Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30 PM Performance
AARON COPLAND Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes 1. Buckaroo Holiday [7’]
JUDITH SHATIN Piping the Earth [9’]
AMY BEACH Symphony No.2 in e minor, Op. 32, “Gaelic”: III. Lento con molto espressione [13’]
JOHN ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine [4’]
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18 [33’]
Start at $12 for Adults & $7 for Students/Children
Mark Russell Smith, conductor
Michelle Cann, piano
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INSIDE THE MUSIC
Join QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of the Masterworks programs on the Thursday evening preceding each Masterworks Concert. Free admission. Cash bar available. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the program starts approx 20 minutes later.
sponsored by The Hotel Blackhawk
One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert-goers are invited to attend informational pre-concert conversations to hear about the works on the program. A video is also available on all QCSO social media platforms.
sponsored by Chris Connolly, Wells Fargo Advisors
Mingle with Maestro Mark Russell Smith, guest artists, and members of the QCSO in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk immediately following the Saturday Masterworks Performances. Free admission. Cash bar available.
hosted by The Hotel Blackhawk
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL, 61201, United States
Starts: Sunday, November 5 14:00 -06:00 CST - Ends: Sunday, November 5 16:00 -06:00 CST