Red Cedar Concert Series 2022-23

Fresh Folk

Miera Kim, violin
Carey Bostian, cello

Folk music from around the world and beyond! This concert launches a multi-year commissioning project for settings for violin and cello of folk music from around the world. This program will include six new settings of folk music as well as Warren Gooch’s Fauxmanian Dances. Join us to travel from Scotland to the Philippines, visit the American west, Finland, and Argentina, and honor the courage of Ukraine.

Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
Chapel of Mercy at Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids
Tickets $20 at the door. Thirty and under $10.

Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.
Congregational United Church of Christ
30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City
Tickets $20 at the door. Thirty and under $10.


Trio Less Traveled

Miera Kim, violin
Amos Fayette, violin
Carey Bostian, cello

Twice as many violins as cellos! The standard string trio is violin, viola, cello and there is lots of music for that combination by many of our greatest composers. The less common trio, two violins and cello has fewer works written for it but also some of the most charming. Violinist Amos Fayette joins us from Cleveland as we premiere a new work by Michael Kimber, give the Red Cedar treatment to one of Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord Obligato, and round out the program with works by Dvořák and Kodály.

Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
310 5th St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Tickets $20 at the door. Thirty and under $10.

Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m.
Englert Theatre
221 E. Washington St., Iowa City
Tickets $23 at

Physics, Art & Music

Miera Kim, violin
Alex Norris, violin
Donghee Han, viola
Carey Bostian, cello

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The program we were producing when the pandemic hit in 2020 is finally back for a full run of concerts. Exciting young artists Alex Norris, violin, and Donghee Han, viola, join the core ensemble in a program of string quartet music by composer-in-residence Michael Kimber. We explore the physics of sound with a piece written only in harmonics, the relationship of color and texture in music and visual art through a piece inspired by art works by Monet, van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Wood, AND tell the story of western music from 100 AD to 2022 through music and words. Projected images of art and architecture enhance this trip through time for a truly multi-media experience. Board member and music educator Melissa Summers of Johnson STEAM Academy inspired this project, and we can’t wait to share it. Young and old will be awed by the wonder of nature and human accomplishment.

Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Stanley Museum of Art
160 W. Burlington St., Iowa City
Tickets $30. Call 800-HANCHER or visit

Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m.
1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Tickets $30. Available online at

Miera Kim, Executive Director

Carey Bostian, Artistic Director

[email protected]

Phone to (319) 338-0307

Red Cedar Chamber Music
PO Box 154
Marion IA 52302