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

Saturday, October 4, 2014

8 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

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!

Artist sponsorship is provided by an anonymous contributer.

Dave's accommodations provided by BEST WESTERN PLUS Longbranch.

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


Audience Comments:
Makin' Music with Dave

“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. Congratulations to Dave Bozenhard on this first (of many more, I hope) presentation of his work with Red Cedar. 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 Augustine Foundation Presents

The Brinton Silent Film ProjectZahs Boland Dowdall

Saturday, April 25, 2015

8 p.m.

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


The Red Cedar Trio
Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall ( guitar)
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.

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 Méličs, 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.

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 Don & Irene (Naxera) Hamous and Vic & Jan Naxera in memory of Max Naxera.

iowa arts council

The Program
The Brinton Silent Film Project

More than twenty short films – ranging from comedy, to magic, to drama with special effects – have been 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 has selected music by a myriad of 19th and 20th and 21st-century composers to accompany the silent film.

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

Other films set to music by Jerry M. Owen, Michel Gilbertson, Peter Bloesch, Luc Gullickson, Peter Bloesch, Nathan Kolosko, Edvard Grieg, Michael Kimber, Bela Bartok, G.P. Telemann, William Grant Still, Stephen Foster, W.A. Mozart, Jacques Aubert, J.S. Bach, Charles Gounod, and Henri Tomasi. Arranged and/or repurposed to fit the films by Jan Boland.

Audience Comments:
The Brinton Silent Film Project

"It's such an extraordianary program that you've put together. Thank you for your hard work and excitement in bringing us something that is truly unique.  I wish everyone could see this!" S.S.

"What a treat! Just a superb blending of the music with the films, and performed in excellence. My favorite ever! I love this group of musicians!"

"Excellent performance. Films were extremely rare to me, the music was great! The films were made alive with the music."


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