Quad City Symphony streams small-scale in-person concerts at art museum, plans to resume performances for larger audiences in March

Posted on: March 1, 2021

“To help celebrate the blockbuster exhibit ‘For America,’ at the Figge Art Museum, the Quad City Symphony will feature American music in a Signature Series concert at the Figge’s lobby on Saturday, Feb. 27,” writes Jonathan Turner in Thursday’s (2/25) QuadCities.com (Iowa). “Up to 50 socially-distanced concertgoers will be allowed in person; the concert will be livestreamed and will be available for viewing for 30 days following the livestream…. ‘I feel like we’re so lucky to continue to play music together during this time,’ [Associate Concertmaster Emily] Nash says … ‘I didn’t realize how much it meant to have the audience there to share music with.’… The QCSO started its fall 2020 season with in-person audiences, with the October Masterworks at the Adler Theatre, with masked, distanced and limited audiences.… [Starting in] November, the main orchestra concerts at the Adler have been performed with no audiences, filmed and offered online.… But the QCSO will open back to the public at the Adler (at 25 percent maximum capacity) for two concerts on March 6.…  The Adler has a 2,321-seat capacity, and distanced pods of two and four patrons will be allowed to fill up to 600 maximum,” with more full-orchestra concerts in April.