Peace and Hope - Soprano and Piano Recital

Updated Monday, December 17, 2018

Link to Soundcloud Playlist of the live recording


You are cordially invited to


Ilana Davidson, soprano

Recital with Soprano Ilana Davidson and Pianist Benjamin Loeb
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 

Madsen Hall, St. Ambrose University


A concert of serious and light music by Jewish composers,

as well as Handel, Faure, Shostakovich, and much more.

Clarinetist Robert Hadesbeck will join them in Schubert’s lovely Shepherd on the Rock. 


About the artists:                                

Ilana Davidson is an American operatic soprano who has had an active international singing career in operas and concerts since the early 1990s. She made her debut at Lincoln Center with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra in Orff's Trionfo di Afrodite, and her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with Leonard Slatkin and the St Louis Symphony in William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Ilana is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Carnegie Mellon University and also runs an active voice studio in New York City. 

Benjamin Loeb is the Executive Director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, as well as being an accomplished soloist, accompanist, conductor, arranger, educator, and administrator. His projects range from concerts of Beethoven Symphonies, to recordings with Yo-Yo Ma, of Italian madrigalists, to tours with popular rock musicians to world premieres of the most cutting-edge contemporary music.

This recital is made possible by the support of St. Ambrose University, the Rauch Family Foundation II, the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri-City Jewish Center, and Temple Emanuel.

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