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Davenport, IA / 220

Tuesday, October 12, 2010  |  Adler Theater  |  Presented by Orchestra Iowa


We’re in Davenport, Iowa, and this week we’re going to talk both collaboration and conflict with a major-competition-winning teenage string quartet. You’ll also hear a killer percussion piece played by 15-year-olds from Chicago and we’ll re-live one of our classical kid’s auditions, but not for the youth orchestra… for American Idol!

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Michael Ferri, 15, from University Heights, OH performs Seconda parte ‘friss’: Allegretto moderato from Rhapsody No. 1 by Béla Bartók

Saxophone player Justin Moser, 17, from Iowa City, IA, performs II. Rondo from Lamento et Rondo by Pierre Sancan Check out Justin’s American Idol audition demo!

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sherry Tang, 12, from Monterey Park, CA, performs Andante & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn

Quartet Danae (violinist Sophia Cho, 18, and Zachary Spontak, 18; violist Leah Ferguson, 17; and cellist Ben Fried, 17) from the Music Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL, performs III. Allegro-Andate molto-Allegro from String Quartet No.2 in F major, Op.92 by Sergei Prokofiev

Percussionists and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists Marcelina Suchocka, 17, and John Ringor, 16, from the Percussion Scholarship Group in Chicago, IL, perform Octabones by Adi Morag

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, April 25, 2011
  • Monday, November 1, 2010

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