SOI Presents: QCSO's "Postcards from the Wild West"

May 1, 2018

This week’s Symphonies of Iowa features the Quad City Symphony’s “Postcards from the Wild West” concert. The orchestra performs works by John Williams, Aaron Copland, David Ludwig, and Jacob Bancks.

Take an adventure to our own Wild West beginning with John Williams’ sweeping overture to the 1972 motion picture The Cowboys. Acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova joins the QCSO to premiere American composer David Ludwig’s celebratory and touching Violin Concerto motivated by the ideas of marriage and community. In Augustana composer and audience favorite Jacob Bancks’ Into the Wild, you will explore both literal and metaphorical wilderness. Finally, follow the exploits of the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid in music from Copland’s rustic and popular ballet. Don’t miss this week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast on Sunday, May 6th at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, May 7th at 7 p.m.!

PROGRAM

JOHN WILLIAMS                               The Cowboys Overture

DAVID LUDWIG                                Violin Concerto

JACOB BANCKS                                 Into the Wild

COPLAND                                            Suite from Billy the Kid