“After an unprecedented season, that featured a mix of concerts in empty and limited capacity concert halls, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is hoping for something far closer to normal for its 107th season in 2021-22, starting in August,” writes Jonathan Turner in Saturday’s (5/29) QuadCities.com (Iowa/Illinois). “ ‘From the New World’—named for the iconic Antonin Dvořák symphony that will kick off the Masterworks Oct. 2-3—will feature six dynamic Masterworks programs, the beloved Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops, the return of ‘QCSO at the Movies,’ four intimate ‘Up Close’ chamber concerts, and several special events.… QCSO Music Director and Conductor Mark Russell Smith said…. ‘We are also pleased to shine a spotlight on the incredible talent within our orchestra this season with concertmaster Naha Greenholtz performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4, and principal horn Marc Zyla performing Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1 and Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.’ ” Among other works, repertoire will include Michael Abels’s Frederick’s Fables, William Grant Still’s Poem for Orchestra, Jennifer Higdon’s Viola Concerto with soloist Roberto Diaz, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture.