2010-2011 Concert Series

John Dowdall, David Miller, Jan Boland, Red Cedar Trio
Saying Large Things with Small Voices

Saturday, October 16, 2010


First Presbyterian Church
Cedar Rapids

Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall (guitar)
David Miller (viola)

Relevant and beautiful things can be found by looking back in time. Chamber music can say large things with small voices. The heritage of chamber music is important, so we travel far and wide to dusty libraries and private collections to find musical gems unavailable in modern edition. Music of Mauro Giuliani, Francesco Molino and Anton Diabelli is performed on period instruments (circa 1830) – a wooden flute and gut-strung viola and guitar. This masterfully crafted and enchanting music recalls Vienna’s golden age.

Sponsor: This concert is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation. Artist sponsorship comes from Victor and Janice Naxera

The Program
Saying Large Things



Trio Op.19 no. 2 for flute, viola and guitar _ Francesco Molino (1775-1847)

Gran Duo Concertante Op. 52 for flute, viola and guitar_ Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)

Serenata Concetante Op. 105 for flute, viola and guitar _ Anton Diabelli (1771-1848)

 


Carey Bostian, John Dowdall, Jan Boland, Red Cedar Trio
Home Sweet Home at Brucemore

February 25, 26, 2011

At Historic BrucemoreCedar Rapids, IA

Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall (guitar)

Carey Bostian (cello)

A cozy evening of tuneful music meant to be enjoyed at home – what better place to experience it than historic Brucemore? Forget the outside chill, and join Jan Boland (flute), Carey Bostian (cello) and John Dowdall (guitar) for a wintertime concert with a lovely intermission reception of champagne and desserts. Stephen Foster’s wistful Beautiful Dreamer mingles with 19th c. American popular music and light classics from the salons of Europe to transport you back to a time of elegant simplicity. (photo by Len Struttmann).

The Program
Saying Large Things

Old Folks Quadrilles by Stephen Collins Foster (arr. Boland)


Kiss Waltz from The Evening Hour by Septimus Winner


Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster (arr. Boland)


Trio Op. 9 No.1 by Joseph Kreutzer (1790-1840)


Adagio-Rundtanz from Potpourri in the Form of a Serenade, Op. 30 for cello and guitar by Wenzeslaus Matiegka(1773-1830)

Theme & Variations on Home Sweet Home By Gaspard Kummer

Five Waltzes by two contemporaries J.N. Hummel (1778-1837)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) (arr. Boland & Heim)

Simple Gifts traditional Shaker tune (arr. Boland)

Setting Sun to Rising MoonHarvey Sollberger, Carey Bostian, Jan Boland, Miera Kim, John Dowdall, Nancy Gaub, Lisa Ponton

May 21, 2011
First Presbyterian Church
Cedar Rapids IA

May 22, 2011
St Raphael Church,
Iowa City, IA


Jan Boland, flute
John Dowdall, guitar
Miera Kim, violin
Nancy McFarland Gaub, violin
Lisa Ponton, viola

Carey Bostian, cello
with Marilynne Robinson, author

Ready for an all-Iowa adventure? Then step into the philosophical milieu of small-town Iowa in the 1950’s. Perhaps Gilead for flute, guitar and string quartet by Marion-born, prize-winning composer Harvey Sollberger receives its world premiere at the hands of six masterful Iowa musicians. Sollberger’s Perhaps Gilead is inspired by the novels (Home and Gilead) of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson (Iowa Writer’s Workshop), which spring from her fictional Iowa town of Gilead. Relive the history and spirit of our great state through great new works of Iowa art!
(photo by Forrest Tomes)

Sponsor: Concert sponsor is the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Program
Setting Sun to Rising Moon



Perhaps Gilead by Harvey Sollberger (world premiere)
for flute, guitar and string quartet

 

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