Archive for September, 2010
The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at St. John’s Church, 701 Hampshire.
One of the six concerts presented this season by the Quincy Civic Music Association, this is a performance not to be missed.
The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin from Russia is one of the top string orchestras in the world. It has drawn international praise everywhere from Tokyo to New York and parts in between both for its concerts and numerous CD recordings.
Founded in 1991, the orchestra comprises some of Russia’s finest young string players, directed by the creative baton of its founder, music director and arranger, Misha Rachlevsky.
The concert will feature Shubert’s “Death and The Maiden,” one of the most beloved works for strings. “Transfigured Night,” which will also be played, is a passionate, utterly romantic and perhaps sinfully beautiful work. The orchestra will also play a concerto by Bach.
Given how great their performances are, many encores are expected. The orchestra has been known to do as many as four for their cheering audiences and usually include Tchaikovsky in their extra performances.
Tickets for the entire Quincy Civic Music Association season, which includes six memorable concerts, cost $70 for adults. Children and most students are admitted free of charge. Individual tickets for concerts are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Season and individual tickets may be purchased at Hy-Vee on Broadway and Harrison, Brown Drug, Quincy Steamboat, Great Debate Books and the Mustard Seed in Quincy and at Java Jive in Hannibal.
For information go to www.quincycivicmusic.org or call 224-5499.
Led by conductor Bruce Briney, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association will begin its 63rd season. “Bridges,” the 2010-2011 season of orchestral and choral concerts, brings 19th century symphonic monuments together with contemporary concerto repertoire.
Their first performance will include “A River of Time” featuring guest soloist Jennet Ingle on oboe. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 in Morrison Theater, located in the Quincy Junior High School, 100 South 14th St.
The concert will open with Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Cortege” from “Mlada,” also known as the “Procession of the Nobles.” Rimsky-Korsakov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1844. Between 1868 and 1870, he wrote “Mlada,” an elaborate four act opera-ballet that was based on a subject in Slavonic mythology. He arranged a suite of five selections from the opera, including “Cortege,” which concludes the opera-ballet.
Oboist Ingle will take the stage for the performance of Eric Ewazen’s “Down a River of Time.” She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras and chamber orchestras across the United States. She has been principal oboist of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra since 2006 and serves as instructor of oboe at Valparaiso University and at Goshen College.
Ewazen’s “Down a River of Time” was written in 1999, commissioned by oboist Linda Strommen as a memorial to her father. The title of this piece, taken from an essay by Richard Feagler, relates to the poignant stories of long gone relatives and friends.
After intermission, the audience will enjoy Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F minor” Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer during the romantic era. He wrote some of the most popular music in the classical repertoire including the ballets “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker.” “Symphony No. 4 in F minor,” completed in 1878, is one of the monuments of symphonic literature.
The QSOA is grateful for support from the corporate community. The Silver Baton Concert sponsor of “A River of Time“ is the Quincy Herald-Whig with WGEM. Silver Baton guest artist sponsor is AA Dental Care. The Golden Baton season sponsors for “Bridges” are Knapheide Manufacturing Company and Dene Lambkin Honda, Hyundai & Hertz. All concerts are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Tickets will be available at the door or may be picked up in advance at Sturhahn Jewelers, 2801 Broadway. Individual tickets will be $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens, with children age 18 and younger admitted free.
Season tickets may be purchased at the concert and offer a great discount over single ticket prices. A special two-for-one offer for new subscribers is available. The season ticket includes 10 events at a bargain price of $60 for adults or $50 for senior citizens. Flexi-tickets are also available for $60 and include six general tickets to be used all at once or throughout the season at any QSOA event. Call 222-2856 or visit www.qsoa.org for more information.
October begins with a special showing of the “Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America” traveling exhibit opening at the museum Oct. 1 and closing Oct. 15. The “Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America” learning station exhibit has been traveling the United States since September 2008.
“We applied for this exhibit several years ago and are delighted to be bringing it to the tri-state area,” Dick Walz, museum president, said. “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is in charge of the exhibit and announced to the Gardner Museum that it would be hosting it in Quincy. This exhibit is composed of seven learning stations and has been designed for public spaces, libraries and other cultural or educational institutions as part of their community outreach.”
Museum hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Special tours will be available for groups of 10 or more by appointment during other days and times. Visitors will also be able to tour the museum’s six other exhibits at that time.
Free copies of the the 2009-2010 Arts/Quincy Annual Arts Calendar are available at First Bankers Trust Company locations and the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, 300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 244.
The Annual Arts Calendar is sponsored by First Bankers Trust and the Quincy Society of Fine Arts.
Art Greenbank, president, First Bankers Trust Company states, “First Bankers Trust Company is proud to be in partnership with QSFA in producing this calendar for the entire community to utilize.”
QSFA maintains the calendar to assist member organizations in scheduling events and to provide the public with information on arts events in the area.
Locations of First Bankers Trust Company, where the Annual Arts Calendar can be obtained, are:
1) Main Bank, 1201 Broadway, Quincy
2) 3333 Broadway, Quincy
3) 500 S 24th St., Quincy
4) 2321 Koch’s Lane, Quincy
5) 101 Collins Street, Mendon
6) Highway 24, Paloma
7) 1395 Buchanan, Carthage
8) 440 N. Lafayette, Macomb
9) 116 S. Congress Street, Rushville
For additional information, contact the Quincy Society of Fine Arts by calling (217) 222-3432.
The Quincy Society of Fine Arts’ national award-winning programs: (1) expand our local economy, (2) strengthen education and (3) insure cost-effective arts programs and services for everyone!
Rob Dwyer, executive director of QSFA
Join us when artists take over the riverfront at the Arts/Quincy Riverfest on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Riverfest is sponsored by Refreshment Services Pepsi, the Quincy Park District and the Quincy Society of Fine Arts. This one-day free celebration of the arts has something for all ages and tastes, including arts, crafts, food, live music and dance performances.
Also, there will be information booths by Quincy Society of Fine Arts member organizations such as the Quincy Artists Guild, Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association and the Mississippi Thespians. Artists will be exhibiting and selling their paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography and crafts.
Pepsi Family FunZone will have free hands-on children’s arts activities created by the Quincy Art Center and a karaoke contest with a $250 prize sponsored Y-101 and QuincyBuzz.com will be held.
Classic Boat and Outboard Show will feature a boat parade and swap meet and there will be a $1,000 Ducky Drop sponsored by Quincy Rotary East. Lots of great food will also be available.
For information call QSFA at 222-3432.
Rob Dwyer, Quincy Society of Fine Arts executive director
The Women’s City Club, 1550 Maine in Quincy, is hosting its 15th annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
This fundraising event is open to the public and the money raised will be used for the maintenance of the building. The menu will include brats, pulled barbecued chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, lemonade, iced tea and brownies.
Tickets will be available at the door and the cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children under the age of nine.
Plan to attend this fundraising barbecue on the grounds of one of Quincy’s most elegant homes, enjoy a delightful meal and help the Women’s City Club as well. Those attending may dine indoors or outdoors. Carry-outs will be available.
For further information on the barbecue or membership in the Women’s City Club, call 222-2578.
Everyone is invited to attend “The Great Quincy,” a fundraiser for the Quincy Public Library.
The event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Quincy Country Club. If you have any interest in Quincy history you will want to be there. In addition to live music, WGEM and local historians have put together a great video, and Quincy Dance Theater will be there to bring the 1920s alive.
Tickets are $50 each or $75 for a pair of tickets. Ticket cost includes non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and appetizers. No need to bring your own bootleg beverages to this event.
Hope to see you there. Tables of 8 or more may be reserved by calling Jamie Scholz at 217-242-0975 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a great way to support your local library.