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January 2019

Mahler and the Curse of the Ninth

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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A suspicious number of symphonic composers, including Beethoven, Schubert, and Bruckner, have died shortly after completing their ninth symphonies. Apparently, this fact had Gustave Mahler rather nervous, delaying his own ninth as long as possible, eventually completing it in 1911. Of course, he died shortly thereafter. In this lecture, composer and Augustana professor Jacob Bancks will discuss Mahler, the "curse of the ninth", and provide an overview for listening to his glorious ninth symphony which is to be performed by…

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Iowans who Fought Against the Union

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Most Iowans think that the state was solidly pro-Union during the Civil War. After all, some 76,500 residents fought for the North. In reality, Iowa Democrats formed a spectrum of dissent. The majority of Democrats opposed abolishing slavery (and yet favored the Union war effort); the minority sympathized with the South. Out of this group, at least 60 Iowa residents served the Confederacy. This talk will focus on four or five of them. David Connon will explore their motivations and…

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February 2019

Masterworks IV: Mahler’s 9th Symphony

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA United States
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The QCSO continues its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9. Completed shortly before his death, this four-movement work is often considered both his farewell and his most deeply personal score. This expansive symphony of profound introspection is some of Mahler’s most spiritual and heartfelt music. The German American Heritage Center is in partnership with the QCSO and can offer discounts using the center's promo code. To receive 30% off Adult and Student tickets…

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Masterworks IV: Mahler’s 9th Symphony

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL United States
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The QCSO continues its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9. Completed shortly before his death, this four-movement work is often considered both his farewell and his most deeply personal score. This expansive symphony of profound introspection is some of Mahler’s most spiritual and heartfelt music. The German American Heritage Center is in partnership with the QCSO and can offer discounts using the center's promo code. To receive 30% off Adult and Student tickets…

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Valentine Scherenschnitte with Keith Bonnstetter

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Love is in the air, and even on paper! Make your own paper-cut Valentine with instruction from Keith Bonnstetter on Sunday, February 10th! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time to create these beautiful snowflake designs! 2D Class 1:00-2:00 PM 3D Class 2:00-4 PM Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 Member's Only Special: Both Classes for only $25! Pre-registration and Pre-payment required. To register call (563) 322-8844 or email info@gahc.org

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A Look at Kaiserslautern & Rheinland Pfalz

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us on Sunday, February 17th at 2 PM to learn about Davenport's sister city including the sights, history, and culture of the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz. In addition to Kaiserslautern, temporary home to thousands of US military members and civilians, the talk will take us to the cities of Speyer, Worms, Mainz, and Trier. We will travel along the German Wine road and visit castles on the Mosel & Rhine. Presenter Kathlyn Hofmann lived in Kaiserslautern from 1981-1994 and…

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Acht Du Lieber! Trivia Night at the GAHC

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Ready, set, think! The German American Heritage Center is preparing to host our very own Trivia Night! Team up with up to 7 of your friends to compete in trivia on February 22nd @ 7 PM! The competition will consist of 8 rounds of 8 questions in the categories of general trivia as well as themed rounds on movies, music, Germany, and other topics! Each table, with up to 8 per team, will be available for $80. Mulligans and Doublers…

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WVIK/QCSO Signature Series II: German Giants

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL United States
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The QCSO continues its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9. Completed shortly before his death, this four-movement work is often considered both his farewell and his most deeply personal score. This expansive symphony of profound introspection is some of Mahler’s most spiritual and heartfelt music. The German American Heritage Center is in partnership with the QCSO and can offer discounts using the center's promo code. To receive 30% off Adult and Student tickets…

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March 2019

Masterworks V: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adler Theatre, 136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA United States
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The QCSO continues its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9. Completed shortly before his death, this four-movement work is often considered both his farewell and his most deeply personal score. This expansive symphony of profound introspection is some of Mahler’s most spiritual and heartfelt music. The German American Heritage Center is in partnership with the QCSO and can offer discounts using the center's promo code. To receive 30% off Adult and Student tickets…

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Masterworks V: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL United States
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The QCSO continues its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of Gustav Mahler with Symphony No. 9. Completed shortly before his death, this four-movement work is often considered both his farewell and his most deeply personal score. This expansive symphony of profound introspection is some of Mahler’s most spiritual and heartfelt music. The German American Heritage Center is in partnership with the QCSO and can offer discounts using the center's promo code. To receive 30% off Adult and Student tickets…

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