Upcoming and past concerts

A Cello-bration

We celebrate the cello with an afternoon of solos, duos, and trios for the prince of string instruments. QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman joins Chamber Music Quad Cities Co-Director Gregory Sauer and special guest Raman Ramakrishnan in favorites and lesser-known pieces for one two, and three cellos, both alone and with piano. Composers include Beethoven, Chopin, St. Säens, Debussy, Popper, Glière, and others. This mix of poignant and light-hearted music is sure to enchant!

The Recital

A recital featuring violinist and former CMQC Artistic Director David Bowlin and his partner, pianist Tony Cho, with a special appearance by current Artistic Co-director and cellist Gregory Sauer.

Passing the Torch

A program exploring music by two teacher-student pairs: the Bohemians Antonín Dvorák-Josef Suk, and Cuban-born Tania León together with Puerto-Rican-American composer Carlos Carrillo.

The Recital

The wonderful violinist Anna Elashvili performs a program of sonatas and character pieces with pianist Thomas Sauer.

A Schubert Sampler

Our season opener features two works by Schubert, a duo for cello and bass by Rossini, and the Grieg 3rd Sonata for violin and piano.

A Musical Tribute

A musical tribute to Connie Sauer-Adams, with music of Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Arvo Pärt.

Poem to Song

Poems by seven QC-area poets become newly-composed songs. Davenport native Lily Arbisser, soprano, makes her Chamber Music Quad Cities debut.

America, A Prophecy

During his three-year stay in New York, the Czech composer Antonin Dvorák prophesied that music of the recently emancipated African-Americans would serve as one source of a future repertoire of American concert music. We offer music of the African-Americans Harry Burleigh, Scott Joplin, and Pulitzer-Prize winner George Walker, together with Dvorák’s own F-minor Piano Trio. Please note that the venue of this concert has been changed from what was previously announced. The concert will take place at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf.

Four Hands

Cancellation notice: We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled owing to the Covid-19 health emergency.

A Salon Evening

Cancellation notice: We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled owing to the Covid-19 health emergency.

Beethoven Year

Music of Beethoven and Mozart, with charming miniatures by Glière and Shostakovich.

The Recital

Pianist Thomas Sauer performs J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations

Made in Iowa

CMQC’s season finale presents music written in Iowa by Dvorak, Bix Beiderbecke, Earl Rohlf, and Jonathan Chenette, as well as music by three non-Iowans: JS Bach, Chopin, and György Ligeti.

An Evening with writer Nathan Hill

Readings from Nathan Hill’s brilliant novel The Nix with music to chosen to complement the spoken word.

The Recital

Music of Beethoven, Schumann, Ysaÿe, and Strauss

First Works

Music of Beethoven and Brahms

Songs of Spring

Songs of springtime, Tangos by Astor Piazzolla, and Robert Schumann’s beloved Piano Quartet.

Solo Voices: Music of J.S. Bach and Beethoven

with readings from John Donne’s Holy Sonnets and Meditations

Departure and Return

Music of Haydn, Foss, Lieberson, Mendelssohn

Season Status Update

Owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Chamber Music Quad Cities is taking an extended intermission.
We hope to return to the stage in May, 2021. Please check here in January, 2021 for updates.