Archive for January, 2011
Trio Con Brio will bring the music of Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) and Antonin Dvorak (1841-1884) to Quincy University on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.
The concert will take place in the auditorium on QU’s North Campus, 18th and Seminary Road.
Smetana and Dvorak were both born in Bohemia which at that time belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire with Vienna as its capital and German its official language. However, they composed music that captured the flavor of the region’s folk songs and dances and depicted its landscape, legends and folk tales, thus contributing to the rising spirit of Bohemian nationalism.
Smetana was doubly ostracized – for writing music that glorified the Bohemian cause and for having participated in an armed revolt. Smetana’s music made a powerful impression on Dvorak who also felt a deep affection for his native land. He, however, was not a revolutionary and did not want to have anything to do with politics.
Trio Con Brio will perform Trio in G minor by Smetana and Trio in F minor by Dvorak. Both works must be regarded as most important examples of chamber music in the second half of the 19th century, as striking for the individuality of their ideas as for the powerful sincerity with which they are expressed.
Members of Trio Con Brio are Leonora Suppan-Gehrich, piano; Brian Gehrich, violin; and Helga Winold, cello. Leonora is artist-in-residence at Quincy University; Brian is assistant concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony, a member of the Heartland Festival Orchestra and violinist in Tango Espejo; Helga is a professor of music at Indiana University.
For more information, call 228-5432, ext. 3160.
Quincy Community Student Theatre will present “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” Thursday through Sunday, February 3-6. Evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Members of the cast include Mia Bergstom as Cinderella, Sierra Schnack as the Stepmother, Mackenzie Johnson as Joy, Claire Hopson as Portia, Kaitlyn VanderMaiden as the Godmother, Kelsey Deters as the Queen, Dylan Bainter as the King, Jacob Rokusek as the Prince, Andrew Cliatt as the Herald, Wes Friday as the Chef, Jay Stalder as the Steward, Christian DuPont as the Coachman and Dayton Job as the Footman.
Ensemble members are Megan Adams, Sarah Anderson, Kara Bainter, Eddie Binosi, Katherine Bohorquez, Renee Cafun, Carley Chinnis, Eanna DeGuzman, Emma Figge, Camber Flick, Sara Gomez, Alice Gorman, Allison Helton, Devin Hermsmeier, Morgan Hill, Mallory Johnson, Anna Moore, Joseph Musholt, Dani Nutt, Shelby Rees, Anna Rothe, Jack Staff, Meg Stalder, Breanne Tenhouse, Lauren Tweedell, Taylor Tweedell, LeAnna Wilson and Friday.
Tickets are $12 and on sale online at www.1qct.org and in the box office located inside the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 222-3209.
Come and enjoy this age-old story of Cinderella, the Prince, the ugly stepsisters and a godmother.