2013-2014 Concert Series

Miera Kim Carey Bostian Lisa Ponton Beth Hoffman John Dowdall Jan Boland Castelnuovo-Tedesco Kaspar Kummer

Woody Woodpecker

Sunday, October 6, 2013
2 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church
310 Fifth Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA

Tickets $15 in advance
or $18 at the door.
Thirty and under, $10.
Call 319.377.8028

Jan Boland (flute) ___ John Dowdall (guitar) _____ Carey Bostian (cello) _____ Miera Kim (violin) _____ Beth Hoffman (violin) _____ Lisa Ponton (viola )

Did you know that Woody Woodpecker's laugh is tucked inside a quintet for guitar and strings? No wonder - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, the composer of this hauntingly beautiful quintet, also composed Hollywood film scores. The delightful but rarely heard the Flute Quintet by Gaspard Kummer is being performed from the original 19th-century score.

Artist sponsorship is provided by Don and Irene (Naxera) Hamous.

The Program
Woody Woodpecker

Quintette for flute, violin, 2 violas and cello Op. 66
by Gaspard Kummer

1. Allegro non tanto
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto
4. Allegretto con moto


Guitar Quintette for guitar, 2 violins, viola and cello Op. 143 by Mauro Castelnuovo-Tedesco
1. Allegro, vivo e schietto
2. Andante mesto
3. Scherzo. Allegro con spirito, alla Marcia
4. Finale. Allegro con fuoco


Audience Comments:
Woody Woodpecker

"The Kummer quintet was so lush. It sounded like a full orchestra." J.C.

"The Tedesco was unique; poignant and exquisite. Thank you very much." M.S.

"So much music from five people, and great music. Masers at their art." R.A.

"It is such a joy to have this caliber of music in our community. The intimate setting is so wonderful – I like watching the musicians' faces. They work so hard. Their smiles at the end of each work were so genuine and appreciative. We are so blessed to have them in Eastern Iowa." C.W.

"Your concert today was splendid--as always.  The Kummer composition with the brilliant flute tones over the strings was awesome, and I loved the beautiful melodies in the second movement of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco quintette. Thanks for this lovely Sunday afternoon treat.”  T.L.

"The Kummer Flute Quintet Op. 66 quickened my heart and soul and brought tears to my eyes! Thank you! I adore how you incorporate instruction throughout the performance. Thank you." S.S.


In collaboration with Brucemore

He's Gone AwayMichael Zahs Jan Boland John Dowdall Susie Streit Jonathan Dyrland

Saturday, February 22, 2014

8 p.m.

At Historic Brucemore
2160 Linden Drive SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA

Jan Boland (wooden flute)
John Dowdall (gut-strung guitar)
Michael Zahs (historian, narrator)
Susie Streit (actor)
Jonathan Dyrland (tenor )

Separation and uncertainty followed by joyful reunion or heartbreaking loss were documented in countless letters and songs during the American Civil War. He's Gone Away weaves together a tapestry of music, letters and narrative portraying the emotional hardships faced by Civil War soldiers and the wives, sweethearts and families they left behind. 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.)

Tickets $35. Call Brucemore ticket office at 362-7375. Tickets also available online at www.brucemore.org

Artists sponsorship comes from an anonymous donor.

The Program
He's Gone Away

A concert of instrumental and vocal music interspersed with readings from unpublished civil war letters by narrator Michael Zahs and actor Susie Striet.

He's Gone Away from Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser

Music by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864)
Beautiful Dreamer
Was My Brother in the Battle
That's What's the Matter
Ah, May the Red Rose

Auld Lang Syne (arr for flute guitar by Boland/Dowdall) by Charles Nicholson.

Audience Comments:
He's Gone Away

“What a heart-wrenching, touching presentation – never to be forgotten!” A.H.

“It was GREAT! I felt the longing, sadness of troops and their long, far-away families. The music made the letters ‘come alive.’ It was a moving experience.” D.G.

“Enjoyed the intimate, friendly atmosphere in an environment with absolute wonderful acoustics.” L.G.

“Really enjoyed the music and the historical context.” M.P.

“The Civil War concert He’s Gone Away was marvelous. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.” S.Z.

“Superb. One of my greatest musical treats of the year!! Both regal and fun.”

“An inspiring, enjoyable program, beautifully presented” E.B.

Augustine Foundation presents

Jan Boland, Michael Gilbertson, John Dowdall, Carey Bostian


Sunday, June 1, 2014
7 p.m.

1103 Third St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall (guitar)
Carey Bostian (cello)

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Student rush $5. Call CSPS at 319/364-1580.

Iowa's rivers and their folklore are reflected in the world premiere of Three Rivers, a new chamber music trio by Iowa native Michael Gilbertson. Michael's music reaches out to Iowa towns that have witnessed the beauty and destructive power of the mighty Mississippi River and its tributaries, including our own Cedar River. A Hungarian Trio by Nathan Kolosko rounds out this dynamic concert.

This concert is sponsored by the Augustine Foundation and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Artist sponsors are Victor & Janice Naxera and Margaret Haupt. We gratefully acknowledge additional support from Juanita Dennert, given in honor of Robert A. Dennert.

The Program

Circle the Wagons by Michael Gilbertson

Hungarian Trio by Nathan Kolosko

Three Rivers for flute, cello and guitar by Michael Gilbertson
(world premiere)

Audience Comments:

"I loved this piece. This composer is definitely a name to keep in mind." J.D.

"Kudos, applause, gratitude to the three of you and the composer. Please let Michael Gilbertson know how much he brings alive "my" Mississippi." S.G.

"As always, you provide a fantastic evening's entertainment." Oh yes, I love the CSPS venue!" T.L.

"Wow! We are very impressed by the quality of the musicianship." E.M.

"Awesome Keep up the great performances! AND you always teach us. Thanks." A.H.


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