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WQEC/PBS Quincy Brings Pianist Jacqueline Schwab to Quincy

JANUARY 27, QUINCY, IL – Thanks to event sponsors Gardner Denver, Knapheide, and Jim & Jil Tracy, with additional support from Blessing Health System, Quincy will soon be welcoming professional pianist Jacqueline Schwab for a live performance. On February 17th at 7:00 p.m., Schwab will be performing “A Salute to Americana” as well as hosting a meet and greet session for special ticket holders at the Quincy Community Theater.

Chosen by the renowned Ken Burns for numerous public television documentaries due to the emotional expression in her playing, Jacqueline has performed on the soundtracks for the Grammy award-winning Civil War, the Emmy award-winning Baseball and Mark Twain, among others. She has performed at the White House for President Clinton in 1997 to celebrate Burns' Lewis and Clark series and also at the Smithsonian in 2000 to celebrate its exhibition on the Presidency.

Jacqueline's signature style defies easy categorization, fitting somewhere in the crossover between folk, traditional, classical and new age music. Although many people connect improvisation with jazz, Jacqueline's inspirations are traditional music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, blues, vintage tangos, Bach's dance suites, nineteenth-century parlor piano, and the turn-of-the-twentieth-century sounds of Satie, Debussy and Bartok for starters.

Tickets for the event are $30 for VIP seating and meet & greet after the performance, or $16 for general admission. They can be purchased at the Quincy Community Theater Box Office, or by calling (217) 222-3209. All proceeds benefit your local public television station.

WQEC/ PBS Quincy is part of Network Knowledge, which provides quality public television and educational services made possible by a network of viewer-supporters, volunteers, universities, hospitals and business partners in communities throughout central and western Illinois. Station-produced programs are available on its YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/networkknowledge. Network Knowledge is public media for western and central Illinois.

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