2005-2006 Concert Series


There's Always Room for Cello!

Parry, Jan & John

Saturday, October 8, 2005 (8 p.m.)

The National Czech & Slovak Museum

30 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

Parry Karp, cello
Jan Boland, flute
John Dowdall, guitar
Rene Lecuona, piano
Mark Elliott, narrator

The soulful cello is featured in engaging trios by Mendelssohn, Martinu & Schocker. If you love beautiful melodies, this concert is for you. A narrated setting of T.S. Elliott's Practical Cats adds a touch of humor.

Parry Karp's appearance is sponsored by Margaret Haupt. Generous support also comes from the Best Western Longbranch Hotel.

Audience Comments:
There’s Always Room for Cello. October, 2005

“Perfect pacing. Fantastic artistry with bits of comedy.
So good to have this quality of music here in the Midwest.”

“Wow! Very exhilarating concert! Loved it.”

“”There was so much energy among the performers.
One could really tell they shared a special bond.”

“”This was great fun! We haven’t been to a
concert in a while and I had forgotten how much I enjoy it.”

“A delightful evening. Marvelous music.
An inspirational performance; a privilege to be present.”

The Program

Trio d minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Molto Allegro agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Finale: Allegro assai appassionata

Practical Cats by Humphrey Searle
Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Garden Music for flute, cello, guitar by Gary Schocker

Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Poco Allegretto
Andante/ Allegretto scherzando

George J. Naxera presents:
Jan John Michael

Winter Impressions

Saturday, December 10, 2005 (8 p.m.)

First Presbyterian Church
310 5th Street S.E., Cedar Rapids

Jan Boland, flute
John Dowdall, guitar
Michael Kimber, viola
Ruth Armstrong, vocals

Holiday favorites with a classical twist! Time-honored seasonal melodies are woven into chamber music by composer-in-residence Andrew Simpson and Iowa City's own Peter Bloesch. Plus White Christmas and other standards.

Tickets are $15 / $8 students at the door. Or $12/$8 in advance. Call 319/377-8061.

Audience Comments:
Winter Impressions. December, 2005

“Phenomenal! We are very privileged to have such accomplished
musicians come to the small town of Kalona. Thanks." C.B.

“Magical! Silent Night was the perfect way to end the program.
That was the best performance of that song I have heard." S.M.

"It is so wonderful to be able to attend a concert of this caliber
so close to home, not having to travel great
lengths to get here. You all do an incredible job!" K.R.

"Stylism and musical interpretation superb! One of your best
concerts I've heard. BEST MUSIC TICKET ANYWHERE! Ruth's pure voice
blends wo well with your instruments." G.B.

The Program
Winter Impressions

Christmas Suite (flute, viola, & guitar) Peter Bloesch (b. 1963)
In the Bleak Midwinter
I Saw Three Ships
Away in a Manger
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Desde Santa Cruz Traditional

world premiere

Winter-Night Canticles Andrew Earle Simpson
A French Carol
The Epiphany
Song of the Rose
Dulci Jubilo

Winter Impressions Sergio Assad (b. 1952)
(flute, viola, & guitar)
The Frozen Garden
Blue Solitude
Fire Place

I Wonder as I Wander / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
Tydli-dum Czech Folk Song
Silent Night

and Bill & Teddy Shuttleworth present:


 Jerry, David, Jan & John Saturday, January 21, 2006 (8 p.m.)

Coe College / Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium
1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids

The Red Cedar Trio
Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall (guitar)
David Miller (viola)

The Red Cedar Trio pays tribute to Red Cedar Chamber Music's first composer-in-residence, Jerry Owen, and other gifted Iowa composers. Music commissioned by Red Cedar reflects the rich heritage of Czech culture in Eastern Iowa through Gypsy Inspirations, Trio Concertant over Czech Folk Songs, and Spillville Variations on a Theme by Dvorak.

Tickets are $15 / $8 students at the door. Or $12/$8 in advance. For tickets, simply send your check at $12/ticket and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Red Cedar, PO Box 154, Marion IA 52302. Or call 377-8061


Audience Comments:
Tribute! January, 2006

“Thanks for bringing such energy to the stage in honor of one of
Iowa’s musical treasures – Jerry Owen.”

“Super group of musicians. Iowa is so much richer for Red Cedar’s
contributions to musical life here.” M.K.

“Absolutely the BEST YET! Red Cedar Chamber Music is such
fun to listen to. The three of you are so professional
and you play as one. ” N.Z.

“I’ve decided the “M” in RCCM stands for “magic”.
Thank you all for the experience of last night.” K.H.

“The concert Saturday was superb.” D.A.R.

“I applaud Red Cedar’s collaborations with Iowa composers!” J.R.

The Program
Tribute !

World Premiere
Spillville Variations on a Theme by Dvorak (2004)*
group commission by Red Cedar Chamber Music
Part One: Theme: Set by Jan Boland
Var. 1 Jonathan Chenette
Var. 2 Peter Hamlin
Var. 3 Robert Lindsey Nassif
Var. 4 Donald Chamberlain
Var. 5 Luke Gullickson
Var. 6 Tracy Rush
Var. 7 Peter Bloesch
Part Two: Theme: Set by Jan Boland
Var. 8 Michael Gilbertson
Var. 9 Pat Smith
Var. 10 Dan Knight
Var. 11 Ivo Medek
Var. 12 Lyle Dockendorff
Var. 13 Harvey Sollberger
Var. 14 Michael Daugherty
Var. 15 Jerry Owen

Trio Concertant over Czech Folk Songs (2002) Jerry M. Owen (b. 1944)

Gypsy Inspirations (2003) Jerry M. Owen (b. 1944)
1. Csàrdàs:The Dancers
2. Nota:The Lovers
3. Verbunkos:The Virtuosos

Humoreske Anton Dvorak (arr. Jan Boland)

Spillville Variations on a Theme by Dvorak was commissioned by Red Cedar Chamber Music with support from the Iowa Arts Council and Ryan Companies US.

DC Taylor presents:

Strictly Iowa

 American Gothic Jan & John Thursday, June 8, 2006 (8 p.m.)

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

The Red Cedar Trio:
Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall (guitar)
David Miller (viola)
MIchael Kimber (viola)

A musical salute to Iowa's superstars, Grant Wood and Antonin Dvorak. Iowa ethnicities and visual art are the impetus for a sparkling concert of music that is Strictly Iowa! The Red Cedar Trio showcases trios by composer-in-residence Andrew Earle Simpson and premieres Harvey Sollberger's Spillville Meditations.

This concert program was nominated for an ICKY award in 2007 by the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. Designed to highlight Innovative Excellence, the award is a "leap forward" award -- calling attention to innivation, creativity and foward-thinking.

This concert also received generous support from the Iowa Arts Council.

Audience Comments:
Strictly Iowa. June, 2006

“I am still flying from the CRMA concert! You have earned
and so deserve to be soaring so high because you give
the gift of flight to the hearts of everyone who is blessed to
cross paths with you and Red Cedar Chamber Music.” K.H.

“The last two nights have been brilliant! You've produced
wonderful evenings which will benefit RCCM for years to
come, as well as the cultural life in these parts! Lots of
positive vibes generated! Congratulations!” M.A.P.

“You all sound terrific--just great, deep music-making that
connects on so many levels. And your ability to bring
audience members in and along with you is a fabulous
model for the future of so-called classical music.
Seriously. Big time.” J.W.

The Program
Strictly Iowa

American Gothic Suite by Andrew Earle Simpson
Prologue: front door -- A Farmer and his Wife
Interlude: a lily
A Farmer and his Daughter
Interlude: another lily
Your Dentist and your Sister -- Epilogue: back door

Tesserae: Six Mosaics of Ancient Rome (2004)
by Andrew Earle Simpson
The Emperor Caracalla / Geta, The Youth
The Syrian Woman
Banqueting Music
Funeral March & Oration / Coda - Apotheosis

Spillville (2006) Harvey Sollberger
Far From Home
Serenade 1: Dobrú Noc, Má Milá [Sleep, my Love] (viola & flute)
It is Very Strange Here . . .
Serenade II: Dudacka Polka & Czaldy Waldy (viola & guitar)
Dvorak and the Scarlet Tanager (his damn bird)
Serende III: Tece Voda, Tece [Flow Waters, Flow]
(flute & guitar)
Finale, Hasty Retreat


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