2012-2013 Concert Series
Long Journey Home
October 7, 2012
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
John Dowdall (guitar)
Carey Bostian (cello)
This summer, while making the long drive from New Haven
(where he is a grad student at Yale) to his home town Dubuque, our composer-in-residence
Michael Gilbertson conceived the trio Long Journey Home. It serves as
the centerpiece for this concert of music by all four of Red Cedar’s
composers-in-residence. Can you name our composers? Jerry Owen, Andrew
Earle Simpson, Harvey Sollberger and Michael Gilbertson. Right!
The music we have chosen for this concert reflects Iowa’s cultural
ties to the Czech Republic, in celebration of the post-flood return (after
a long journey of its own) of the National Czech & Slovak Museum &
The concert also celebrates the release of Red Cedar’s new CD –
on the program is Harvey Sollberger’s Spillville Trio. In addition
to being the first track on this CD, Spillville Trio was also the lead
work on a National Flute Association concert honoring the works of Sollberger
at its international convention at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas
in August. Red Cedar artists were, of course, the musicians invited to
perform this work.
sponsorship is provided by Victor & Janice Naxera and Margaret Haupt.
are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Thirty and under $10. Call the
Museum at 319-362-8500.
Long Journey Home
Humoresque – Antonin Dvorak (arr Boland)
(2006) Trio for flute, viola and guitar – Harvey Sollberger
Far From Home
Serenade 1: Dobrú Noc, Má Milá [Sleep,
my Love] (viola & flute)
2. It is Very Strange Here . . .
Serenade II: Dudacka Polka & Czaldy Waldy (viola & guitar)
3. Dvorak and the Scarlet Tanager (his damn bird)
Serende III: Tece Voda, Tece [Flow Waters, Flow]
(flute & guitar)
4. Finale, Hasty Retreat
Long Journey Home – Michael Gilbertson
for flute, cello and guitar
Selections from Trio Concertant over Czech Folk Songs
for flute, cello and guitar
– Jerry Owen (2002)
Variations on a Theme by Dvorak (2004 and 2008)
Untitled by Michael Gilbertson
Dvorak and His Scarlet Tanager by Harvey Sollberger
Joyful Steady Groove by Andrew Earle Simpson
American Sketch by Joshua Reznicow
Long Journey Home
“How do I say it – dev-licious. You all are gracious
and generous to share your talent and your delight of the music
you play. I’m jotting this down on the bill of my cap
while you are playing. And I feel wonderful – thanks to
“I love listening to your music because you all love
what you are doing! Your faces show it! Thanks for enriching
our lives with your love of music!” Rural Outreach concert
”Bravo for a really great concert! We thought it offered
a great variety of music (styles, treatments) nicely punctuated
by your comments. The commitment to Iowa and its Czech influence
was evident and appropriate. So it was both a concert and a
celebration, which is exactly what it should have been.”
"Long Journey Home certainly gave me a sense
of being on a long motor trip. I like it--it is a great addition
to your repertoire! “ T.L.
“The attendance (full house) was a tribute to the tremendous
following you have developed in the community because of your
musicianship, expertise and community relations. ” M.M.
“My husband and I enjoyed the Long Journey Home
concert very much! You are all very talented! I loved the cello
with the flute and guitar.” D. M.
In collaboration with Brucemore
Score and Ten
February 23, 2013.
2160 Linden Drive SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA
Boland (wooden flute)
John Dowdall (gut-strung guitar)
Michael Zahs (historian, narrator)
Karla Goettel (soprano)
The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War is being observed. From
fife calls that signaled battlefield maneuvers, to campfire songs sung
by homesick soldiers, music played an important part of that tumultuous
period in our history 150 years ago. Stories from Civil War letters are
woven into the concert narrative. Performed on antique musical instruments
from the period (gut strung guitar and wooden flutes). Experience an intimate
parlor concert presented at Brucemore – built just 20 years after
the end of the war. (photo by Len Struttmann.)
$35. Call Brucemore ticket office at 362-7375. Tickets also available
online at www.brucemore.org
sponsorship comes from the Iowa Arts Council.
Seven Score and Ten
concert of instrumental music interspersed with readings from
civil war letters by narrator Michael Zahs.
Festival Jig by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864)
Ballads and Dances
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair __ Stephen Foster
Jennie’s Own Schottish __ Stephen Foster
Trab Trab Gallop __ Septimus Winner (1827-1902)
Gentle Annie __ Stephen Foster
Aura Lee __ George R. Poulton (1828-1867)
Governor’s Grays Schottisch __Maria J. Jones (1839-1897)
Letters and Music
Maggie by my Side __ Stephen Foster
Little Ella __ Stephen Foster
Come with thy Sweet Voice Again __ Stephen Foster
Ellsworth’s Funeral March __ Septimus Winner
Civil War Ballads
Tramp Tramp, Tramp __ George F. Root (1820-1895)
When this Cruel War is Over __ Henry Tucker (1826-1882)
Parody on Just Before the Battle, Mother __ George F. Root
Sherman’s March to the Sea __ J.O. Rockwell
Auld Lang Syne __ Charles Nicholson (1795-1837)
Simple Gifts __ Traditional Shaker Tune (arr Boland)
Seven Score and Ten
““The speaker & music were worth coming to
hear a second time – and here I am for the second time
in a week!” M.P.”
“Red Cedar’s concerts always have been and continue
to be a great experience.” –M.Z.
“Radio music is good and the symphony’ (and chamber)
concerts, too. But you’re the best: with music and meaning,
the history of instruments and music, and more.” -M.S.
"The compliment of readings with the music was very inspiring
and eye opening. It put you in the place at the time.
Great combination.” -P.H.
“The performance showed the long hours of preparation
and coordination of the three performers. Each one added a wonderful
dimension to understanding the tragedy of the
Civil War.” . –P.S.
April 27, 2013
First Presbyterian Church
310 Fifth Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA
Tickets $15 in advance
or $18 at the door.
and under $10.
Jan Boland, wooden flute
John Dowdall, gut-strung guitar
Douglas Lundeen, natural horn
grabbed the brass ring on this concert and came up with a doozy of a prize!
Enjoy the mellow sounds of the all-natural, valveless, nineteenth-century
horn. Natural horn specialist Douglas Lundeen joins Jan and John for nineteenth-century
trios and duos that dance, sing and shimmer with the enchanting blend
of brass, woodwind and gut strings. From Spanish seguidillas to soulful
serenades, this concert is yours to enjoy!
concert is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Housing for
Dr. Lundeen is provided by Best Western PLUS Long Branch. Artist sponsor for Dr. Lundeen is by a generous anonymous donor.
Concertant No.1 Op.5 in A Major for Horn & Guitar
by A. Corett
1. Lento / Allegro ma non troppo
2. Poco Adagio
3. Rondo Allegro Moderato
from Grand Duo Concertant Op. 85 for Flute & Guitar
by Mauro Giuliani (1795-1837)
1. Andante molto sostenuto
Roslin Castle for solo flute
by Charles Nicholson (1795-1837)
Cesa de Atormentarme from Dix Seguidillas for Horn and Guitar
by Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Serenade for Guitar, flute and Horn Op.4
for Flute, Horn and Guitar
by Charles Dickhut (19th-c)
1. Adagio/ Allegro Moderato
3. Minuetto Allegro
Comments:“What an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class chamber music in rural Iowa. We are indeed blessed.”
“Warm, informative, professional. “Connection” ––exactly. You invite in so many ways. Thank you.”
"The blending of the great talent, instruments, and music created an experience like a joyous spring day. "
“Just loved it; it was great to have “pure” music instead of “plugged in” stuff."
“Breathtaking as always! Everyone was very professional and perform as one."
“This is our fourth year coming to this event and each time we have been pleasantly surprised. Each time the program has been very unique and informative and most of all enjoyable. Thank you for this experience. The music was both beautiful and unique.”
”Fantastic talent of flute and guitar. As a “valved” trumpet player, I am amazed at the control of the valveless horn player.”