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Jazzy Jamboree

Photo by Fiorenza Ianzini

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Mount Mercy University, Chapel of Mercy

1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids – Tickets $20 at the door. Thirty and under $10.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3 p.m.

The Englert Theatre

221 East Washington St., Iowa City

Tickets $22. Available online at www.englert.orgor call (319) 688-2653.

The Diva is Back! In 2018, Christine Bellomy brought her clarinet magic to the Red Cedar stage with A Little Klezmer Among Friends. The audience response was clear: MORE CHRISTINE! The Red Cedar Trio presents jazz favorites by Gershwin, Reinhardt/Grappelli, and Brubeck (arranged by local jazz legend Steve Shanley), along-side Iowa Moods, a newly composed set of jazz variations on the “Iowa Corn Song” by Michael Kimber, Red Cedar’s composer-in-residence. The program also includes Concerto a Treby jazz-era composer Ingolf Dahl, a complex and groovy work inspired by Benny Goodman.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and ImOn Communications.

Physics, Art & Music

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

310 5thSt. SE, Cedar Rapids

Tickets $20 at the door. Thirty and under $10.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Society

2355 Oakdale Road, Coralville

Tickets $20 at the door. Thirty and under $10.

Clockwise from top left: Miera Kim (violin), Amy Appold (violin), Carey Bostian (cello), Elizabeth Oakes (viola)

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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 1400 to 2020 through music and words. Board member and music educator Melissa Summers of Johnson STEAM Academy inspired this project, and we can’t wait to share it with her students and others in classrooms across Eastern Iowa. Young and old will be awed by the wonder of nature and human accomplishment.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.


Brinton Reprise

Miera Kim (violin), John Dowdall (guitar), Jan Boland (flute), Carey Bostian (cello)

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 
8 p.m.

1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids

Tickets $25. Available online at www.legionarts.orgor call (319) 364-1580

Sunday, May 10, 2020, 
3 p.m.

100 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City

Tickets $25. Available online at 

There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing.Following two previous programs inspired by the Brinton Collection of early entertainment materials, Red Cedar’s core ensemble once again teams up with its founding directors, Jan Boland and John Dowdall in a (nearly) all new program featuring chamber music paired with magic lantern slides and early films. The project that inspired the feature length documentary Saving Brintoncontinues with new works by multiple composers and arrangers designed to present these treasures of early film in a modern context. We don’t tire of telling Frank Brinton’s story or that of his modern counterpart, Saving Brinton’s subject and long-time Red Cedar collaborator, Michael Zahs. 

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Don & Irene (Naxera) Hamous.


Major program support for this season was provided by:

Miera Kim, Executive Director

Carey Bostian, Artistic Director

Phone to (319) 338-0307

Red Cedar Chamber Music
PO Box 154
Marion IA 52302