QSOA Presents Legends & Lore Concert Feb. 10

February 08, 2019 3:50 PM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Winners of Outstanding Young Musician Title Will Be Featured

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will take their audience on a thrilling dramatic adventure during their “Legends & Lore,” concert on Sunday, Feb. 10. Listen closely and you’ll hear the heroic adventures and eternal spirit that fill this legendary music including Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and “Khachaturian’s “Spartacus Suite.”

This concert continues the QSO’s long-established tradition by featuring the winners of the 2018-19 Young Artist Competition: Richard Engel, Sydney Weiler and Meredith Spradlin. In its 64th year, the Young Artists contest provides outstanding high school musicians the opportunity to perform as a concert soloist accompanied by a symphony orchestra. Such a performance can be a springboard for a young person to choose a lifelong commitment to the arts. Both the orchestra and soloists are under the baton of Music Director Bruce Briney.

Mr. Engel, a senior at Macomb High School, will perform the third movement of “Piano Concerto in A Minor” by Edvard Grieg.

Miss Spradlin, a homeschooled junior, will perform the first movement of “Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major,” by Wolfgang Mozart.

Miss Weiler, a senior at Fort Madison High School, will perform “Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major,” by Wolfgang Mozart.

The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra will join the QSO for their performance of the “Colas Breugnon Overture.” QAYO Conductor Dr. Rich Cangro will direct the joint orchestras for this rousing music.

“Legends & Lore” will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Quincy Junior High School. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors available in advance or at the door or in advance at Quincy County Market, Hy-Vee and Sturhahn Jewelers. Children 18 and under are admitted free to all concerts and are encouraged to attend.


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