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Reflecting on the Past – Dreaming of the Future
Welcome to the Quincy Symphony’s 2012-2013 musical season. As I begin my sixth season as Music Director, it’s important to pause and reflect on past traditions and new achievements. The QSO organization can be proud of its collective accomplishments, which include not only exciting performances of existing masterworks, but also the exploration of new music and new multimedia concert hall experiences. Growing regional audiences acknowledge the quality of these performances and enjoy a renaissance of symphonic art. I must extend special thanks to the thousands of concertgoers who have shared in our collective artistic experience.
How can last season be surpassed? The opening concert of the 2012-2013 season will feature the world premiere of a commissioned overture by Bill Camphouse, Brian Kubin performing the Elgar Cello Concerto and Borodin’s powerful Symphony No. 2. The November choral concert will pay homage to several long-time chorus members. In December, the orchestra, chorus and children’s chorus will celebrate the holiday season with a wonderful program featuring both traditional arrangements and colorful, new settings by composer/arranger Jim Stephenson. The Young Artists program in February will showcase not only our solo competition winners, but also Saint-Saens’ dramatic and triumphant Symphony No. 3 or “Organ Symphony.” The March choral concert will be a fun reflection on childhood memories through songs we all remember from popular TV shows and movies of the past. The concert season will conclude with a Symphonic Pops concert (repeated in Keokuk, IA) focusing on the music of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein. Program highlights include Porgy and Bess, On the Town and An American in Paris.
Join us for another dramatic season of music making and be a part of the Quincy Symphony’s resonating artistic future.
Music Director, Quincy Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra Symphony Chorus Youth
Orchestra Youth Chorus Encore
Young Artists Competition
The mission of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association is to bring fine orchestral and choral music to the people of Quincy, Illinois and the surrounding area, to provide organizations for local musicians to perform such music, and to create and support programs that encourage young musicians to continue fostering their interest and skills in symphonic and choral music.
QSOA is a member of the League of American Orchestras, the Illinois Council of Orchestras, and Quincy Society of Fine Arts.