"Romantic" Symphony, Mozart Flute Concerto Encore with QCSO

Nov 10, 2015

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s “Masterworks IV: Musical Cathedrals” encore concert opens with Michael Torke’s Oracle. Commissioned and premiered by the QCSO in 2013, the short thematic work is based on variations of a melody, creating a Copland-esque sound. Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, joins the Quad City Symphony for Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G

Flautist Demarre McGill performs with the Santa Barbara Symphony.
Credit David Bazemore

The concert concludes with Bruckner’s popular Fourth Symphony, nicknamed by the composer “Romantic” after the medieval romance found in many of Wagner’s operas. Tune in to Iowa Public Radio Classical on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa encore.


Mark Russell Smith, conductor

Demarre McGill, flute

Michael TORKE                                                 Oracle

MOZART                                                              Flute Concerto in G

BRUCKNER                                                          Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

(Concert recorded Feb. 7-8, 2015)