The Quad City Symphony Orchestra, which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary, has launched '100 Years, 100 Cellos', aimed at raising funds for its music education programmes.  One hundred cellos have been transformed by artists from the Quad-City area †• the region of four counties in northwest Illinois and Southeastern Iowa in the US †• and 90 of these are being displayed throughout the region at indoor locations selected by their sponsors from March to mid-May 2015.

The remaining ten cellos will be painted by selected artists and live-auctioned at a pre-concert dinner before a special performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma with the orchestra on 14 May 2015.

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