2014-2015 Concert Series
| Makin' Music with Dave | The Brinton Silent Film Project |

Dave Bozenhard Carey Bostian John Dowdall Jan Boland

Makin' Music with Dave

October 4, 2014

First Presbyterian Church
Cedar Rapids IA

Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall (guitar) Carey Bostian (cello) Dave Bozenhard (guitars / composer)

Multifaceted guitarist and composer Dave Bozenhard, known in Philadelphia as the go-to guy for jazz, rock and classical, has written two new compositions for Red Cedar Chamber Music. Dave’s quartet for electric guitar, classical guitar, flute and cello and his duet for steel string and classical guitars blend his eclectic styles into a memorable classical/pop fusion. Classical works by Franz Schubert (Arpeggione Sonate) and Bartok (Romanian Dances) provide the backdrop for Dave’s exciting new sounds. (Photo by Forrest Tomes)

Audience Comments

“A lovely, bracing change of pace! I so appreciate the breadth (and depth) of Red Cedar programs  – from Continental, to American Folkloric, to tonight’s offering. I personally love music that works “between spaces” of genres. Keep on pushing us, as listeners, creatively. We are glad to keep supporting Red Cedar!”  E. M.

"Beautifully together. Closely communicated musical ideas. Absolutely delightful. I enjoyed it immensely.” _anon

The Program
Makin' Music with Dave

WhirlPoolside by David Bozenhard

Duo for classical and steel string guitars by David Bozenhard

Arpeggione Sonata D.821 by Franz Schubert

Romanian Dances by Béla Bartók


The Brinton Silent Film ProjectMike Zahs, Jan Boland, John  Dowdall, Carey Bostian

April 25, 2015

At CSPS Hall
Cedar Rapids, IA

The Red Cedar Trio
Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall ( guitar)
Carey Bostian (cello)

in collaboration with
Michael Zahs (historian/ narrator)

This fascinating concert features “an exceptionally rare, perhaps unique, collection” of silent films from 1895-1910 that comprise “perhaps the most significant collection of early films in the world.” Viewed for the first time in over 100 years, The Brinton Silent Film Collection features historian Michael Zahs as narrator with the Red Cedar Trio providing the music. A new commission by Harvey Sollberger, plus arrangements by Boland and Dowdall, creates music designed to complement these 20 rare films ranging in length from 10 seconds to 10 minutes. The silent films include comedy, drama, special effects, foreign scenes and magic by Georges Méliès, whose life story was featured in the film Hugo. Our partners in the project include the Ainsworth Opera House and Special Collections at the University of Iowa.

Sponsor: The concert is sponsored by the Augustine Foundation. This project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Artists sponsorship comes from Don & Irene (Naxera) Hamous and Vic & Jan Naxera in memory of Max Naxera. (Photo by John Richard)

Audience Comments

"We stopped at the grocery store on the way home, and I told the woman who slices up the deli meats that she should be sure to take in your show this Saturday night at CSPS. You have my word that I have never before felt compelled to speak about worthy cultural events to the woman behind the deli counter. Nor the cashiers for that matter. But tonight was different. Thanks again for this delight.” J.H.

I enjoyed all the films and I liked it when you swapped Scarborough Fair and the Rag. It’s so interesting how the mood of the film changed with the music! "

"One of the best performances I have ever attended."J.F.

"Loved seeing life in real action in c.1900. (Better than Disneyworld!)” B.K.

"Delightful, insightful, full of mirth. Thank you!!!” E.W.

"It was such a creative venture to enliven silent films with your beautiful music.” Composer, Harvey Sollberger

The Program
The Brinton Silent Film Project

More than twenty short films – ranging from comedy, to magic, to drama with special effects – were hand-selected to entertain while, at the same time, showing the kinds of early film which delighted early 20th-century audiences.

Red Cedar Chamber Music selected music by a myriad of 19th and 20th-century composers to accompany the silent film

Four films are set to new music, written especially for this project by Harvey Sollberger.

Suite for Silent Film (for flute, cello and guitar) by Harvey Sollberger
Sydney the Clown
National Elk's Convention
Pulman Car
The Secret of Death Valley

The works (in full or in part, intact or re purposed) of the following composers was part of the project:

Antonin Dvorak's Humoresque (arr. Boland)
Sir Henry Bishop's Home Sweet Home
Stephen Foster's Old Folk's Quadrilles
Bela Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances
Charles Gounod's March of the Marionette
Georg P. Telemann's Cello Sonata XI
Arthur Pryor's The Whistler and His Dog (arr. Boland)
Septimus Winner's Il Bachio
Edvard Grieg's March of the Dwarfs (arr. Boland)
Spilville Variations by Peter Bloesch, Michael Gilbertson and Luc Gullickson
American Folk Song Scarborough Fair (arr. Boland)
Michael Kimber's Rag from Four Sketches
J.S.. Bach's Flute Sonata in e minor
Jerry Owen's Trio Concertant over Czech Folk Songs
Jacques Auber's The Mimic
W.A. Mozart's Canzonetta from Don Giovanni
Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer


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