CzechStrings

Fresh off a highly successful first season as core ensemble and directors of Red Cedar, violinist Miera Kim and cellist Carey Bostian bring you a powerful Czech-inspired program. But watch out – not everything is what it seems. Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů’s Duo No. 2 sounds distinctly American, Warren Gooch’s Three Fauxmanian Dances live up to their name, and Bohemian-born Antonín Kraft’s Duo sounds a lot like Haydn! Czech enthusiasts will hear a great Furiant by Otakar Ševčík as well as a wonderful set of Czech folk songs arranged by Iowa composer Harvey Sollberger.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7 pm
First Presbyterian Church
2701 Rochester Ave., Iowa City
Tickets $20 in advance or at the door. Thirty and under $10.
Call (319) 338-0307 or email admin@redcedar.org.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspirational Place SW, Cedar Rapids
Tickets $20 in advance or at the door. Thirty and under $10.
Available online at www.ncsml.org or call (319) 362-8500.

 Miera Kim (violin), Carey Bostian (cello)

This concert is given in memory of Janice L. Naxera (March 26, 1935-March 31, 2017).

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Don & Irene (Naxera) Hamous and Schultz Strings.

 

A Little Klezmer Among Friends

How do you celebrate 25 years of musical friendship? With chamber music, of course! Clarinetist Christine Bellomy will join violinist MieraKim and cellist Carey Bostian as guest artist for these concerts.

You will hear a little Klezmer, but the centerpiece of the program is a new work by Red Cedar’s Emmy Award-winning composer-in-residence, Stephen Cohn. Grace from the Chess Master was written with these three players in mind – it is virtuosic, joyous, and at times hauntingly beautiful. You won’t want to miss the chemistry between these three old friends!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7 pm
Chapel of Mercy, in the Busse Center at Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
Tickets $20 in advance or at the door. Thirty and under $10.
Call (319) 338-0307 or email admin@redcedar.org.

 Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3 pm
The Englert Theatre
221 East Washington Street, Iowa City
Tickets $20. Available online at www.englert.org or call (319) 688-2653.

Miera Kim (violin), Carey Bostian (cello), Christine Bellomy (clarinet).

Special thanks to Artist Sponsor ImOn Communications


HarpStrings

Did you know that the harp is one of the oldest instruments in the world? Neither did we. As the 2016 USA International Harp CompetitionGold Medalist, Katherine Siochi has spent the last year performing all over the world – Red Cedar brings her home for this concert program. Katherine and her brother Jeremiah (composer), both former students of the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, have collaborated on several new works featuring the harp. Our program includes toque de azul, a new commission by Jeremiah Siochi for harp, violin and cello, as well as the iconic Trio by Henriette Renié.

Saturday, 
April 21, 2018, 
7 pm

First Presbyterian Church
310 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Tickets $20 in advance or at the door. Thirty and under $10.
Call (319) 338-0307 or email admin@redcedar.org.

Sunday, 
April 22, 2018, 
3 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society
2355 Oakdale Road, Coralville
Tickets $20 in advance or at the door. Thirty and under $10.
Call (319) 338-0307 or email admin@redcedar.org.

 Miera Kim (violin), Carey Bostian (cello), Katherine Siochi (harp)

 Special thanks to Artist Sponsor Juanita Dennert.

Miera Kim, Executive Director

Carey Bostian, Artistic Director

admin@redcedar.org

Phone to (319) 338-0307

Red Cedar Chamber Music
PO Box 154
Marion IA 52302