2015-2016 Concert Series
| Mostly Folk Inspired | Music and Magic Lanterns |

Miera Kim, Carey Bostian, John Dowdall, Jan Boland

Mostly Folk Inspired

October 4, 2015

7 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

John Dowdall (guitar) _____Jan Boland (flute) ___ Miera Kim (violin) _____ Carey Bostian (cello)

Folk music touches us all and reminds us of our roots as a nation. Composers understand this – and when they draw from this rich tradition, wonderful ‘serious’ music happens! Works by Geminiani, Beaser and Kolosko revel in the dynamic rhythms and poignant melodies of Klezmer, Hungarian, Celtic and Appalachian music.

Artist sponsorship is provided Juanita Dennert.

The Program
Mostly Folk-Inspired

Hungarian Trio by Nathan Kolosko

Venetian Boat Song by Felix Mendelssohn

Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser

Sonata for flute and Continuo by Geminiani

Klezmer (traditional)

Irish Reels (traditional)


Audience Comments:
Mostly Folk Inpsired





The Augustine Foundation Presents

Music and Magic LanternsJan Boland, John Dowdall, Carey Bostian, Miera Kim, Michael Zahs

Saturday, April 30, 2016

8 p.m.

At CSPS Hall
1103 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA


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

in collaboration with
Michael Zahs (historian/ narrator)

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

Zahs Boland DowdallChamber music brings to life a rare collection of nineteenth-century Magic Lantern Slides. These precursors of silent film can give the illusion of movement while entertaining and educating. Our slides, from the collection of Iowa historian Michael Zahs, are set to chamber music and tell stories ¬– some fanciful (The Tiger and the Tub), some dramatic (Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight) and some with heart-on-sleeve sentimentality (There’s Another Picture in my Mamma’s Frame). New music by composers from coast to coast (Stephen Cohn, Philip Wharton and Iowa’s own Michael Kimber) was written especially for this project. Features images not viewed for over 100-years. Partners in the project include the Ainsworth Opera House and Special Collections at the University of Iowa.

The concerts 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 Juanita Dennert, and Don & Irene (Naxera) Hamous and Vic & Jan Naxera in memory of Max Naxera.

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The Program
Music and Magic Lanterns

Red Cedar Chamber Music has selected music by 20th and 21st-century composers to bring the Magic Lantern Slides to life.

New music commissioned for this project:

Michael Kimber "There's Another Picture in my Mama's Frame" for alto flute, cello and guitar

Stephen Cohn "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight" for flute, violin, cello and guitar.

Philip Wharton "The Tiger and the Tub" for flute, violin and cello

Additional music arranged and/or repurposed to compliment the slides by Jan Boland.

Audience Comments:
Music and Magic Lanterns



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