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Living Proof Exhibit Opera: Karkinos (World Premiere)

  • Bartlett Performing Arts Center 3600 Avenue of the Cities Moline, IL 61265 (map)
For the first time in its 104-season history, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is commissioning a new opera, which will sing of the struggle, hope and triumph of local cancer survivors.
— Jonathan Turner, The Dispatch–Argus

In collaboration with Living Proof Exhibit, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra has commissioned local composer and Augustana College Professor Jacob Bancks to create a dramatic oratorio entitled Karkinos that will provide hope and celebration for those with cancer and all who love them.  Inspired by direct conversations with people impacted by cancer, this emotional, multimedia work featuring chamber orchestra, vocal soloists, and choir depicts the story of a beautiful empress who is forced into battle with the unseen monster Karkinos the night before her coronation.

Nathaniel will play the role of the Angel.

General Admission: $30
Student Tickets: $10

Earlier Event: November 9
Laura Kaminsky: As One