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QCSO – River of Life

QCSO – River of Life

WAGNER – Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from “Götterdammerung” (Rheinfahrt)
R. STRAUSS – Four Last Songs
WAGNER – Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde”
RAVEL – Daphnis and Chloë Suite #2

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Heidi Melton SOPRANO

Soprano Heidi Melton returns from triumphant appearances in Carnegie Hall with the Vienna Philharmonic to grace our stages in Richard Strauss’ retrospective and loving Four Last Songs. Wagner’s Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journeytransports us on a river voyage at the time of the twilight of the Gods while Prelude and Liebestod will feature not only our largest orchestra all season, but will also bring Melton back to the stage in the hallmark of German opera arias. Ravel’s throbbing love story Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2 will leave you ecstatically jumping from your seats.

QCSO – River of Life

QCSO – River of Life

WAGNER – Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from “Götterdammerung” (Rheinfahrt)
R. STRAUSS – Four Last Songs
WAGNER – Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde”
RAVEL – Daphnis and Chloë Suite #2

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Heidi Melton SOPRANO

Soprano Heidi Melton returns from triumphant appearances in Carnegie Hall with the Vienna Philharmonic to grace our stages in Richard Strauss’ retrospective and loving Four Last Songs. Wagner’s Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journeytransports us on a river voyage at the time of the twilight of the Gods while Prelude and Liebestod will feature not only our largest orchestra all season, but will also bring Melton back to the stage in the hallmark of German opera arias. Ravel’s throbbing love story Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2 will leave you ecstatically jumping from your seats.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO – A German Rhapsody – Recorded 10/29-30/2016

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WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
MOZART  Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman has been praised for his technical proficiency along with his power and passion. His performance of Brahms’s virtuosic Violin Concertowill be a thrilling experience remembered for years to come. Our symphonic tour of Germany also features Wagner’s impassioned Flying Dutchman Overture and the colorful music of Richard Strauss – but first, the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony will uplift and inspire. Join us for this all-German program of exquisite Classical and symphonic favorites.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – A German Rhapsody

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO – A German Rhapsody – Recorded 10/29-30/2016

On your computer?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (link at the top of the page)

On a mobile device? CLICK HERE to download the Public Radio Player App

WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
MOZART  Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman has been praised for his technical proficiency along with his power and passion. His performance of Brahms’s virtuosic Violin Concertowill be a thrilling experience remembered for years to come. Our symphonic tour of Germany also features Wagner’s impassioned Flying Dutchman Overture and the colorful music of Richard Strauss – but first, the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony will uplift and inspire. Join us for this all-German program of exquisite Classical and symphonic favorites.

DMSO – A German Rhapsody

DMSO – A German Rhapsody

WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
MOZART  Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman has been praised for his technical proficiency along with his power and passion. His performance of Brahms’s virtuosic Violin Concertowill be a thrilling experience remembered for years to come. Our symphonic tour of Germany also features Wagner’s impassioned Flying Dutchman Overture and the colorful music of Richard Strauss – but first, the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony will uplift and inspire. Join us for this all-German program of exquisite Classical and symphonic favorites.

DMSO – A German Rhapsody

DMSO – A German Rhapsody

WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
MOZART  Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman has been praised for his technical proficiency along with his power and passion. His performance of Brahms’s virtuosic Violin Concertowill be a thrilling experience remembered for years to come. Our symphonic tour of Germany also features Wagner’s impassioned Flying Dutchman Overture and the colorful music of Richard Strauss – but first, the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony will uplift and inspire. Join us for this all-German program of exquisite Classical and symphonic favorites.

QCSO – Heroic Mississippi

QCSO – Heroic Mississippi

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan Op. 20
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY – Reflections on the Mississippi
BEETHOVEN – Symphony #3 (Eroica)

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Steve Campbell TUBA

A River Journey can be intriguing, sweeping, dramatic, romantic, bold, and thoroughly unexpected.  In our 102nd year – in a community defined by a river – the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will embark on a watery foray exploring rivers around the world through their expressive musical depictions.

Our river adventure begins right at home in Reflections on the Mississippi, the startling and evocative tuba concerto by Iowa’s own Michael Daugherty and featuring Minnesota Orchestra’s Steve Campbell. Our season opener begins with the swashbuckling audience favorite Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, and concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony #3, Eroica.