2013-2014 Concert Series

guitar and flute quintets

Woody Woodpecker

Sunday, October 6, 2013
2 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) _____ Miera Kim (violin) _____
Beth Hoffman (violin) _____ Lisa Ponton (viola

Did you know that Woody Woodpecker's laugh is tucked inside a quintet for guitar and strings? No wonder - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, the composer of this hauntingly beautiful quintet, also composed Hollywood film scores. The delightful but rarely heard the Flute Quintet by Gaspard Kummer is being performed from the original 19th-century score.

Artist sponsorship is provided by Don and Irene (Naxera) Hamous.

The Program
Woody Woodpecker

Quintette for flute, violin, 2 violas and cello Op. 66
by Gaspard Kummer

1. Allegro non tanto
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto
4. Allegretto con moto


Guitar Quintette for guitar, 2 violins, viola and cello Op. 143 by Mauro Castelnuovo-Tedesco
1. Allegro, vivo e schietto
2. Andante mesto
3. Scherzo. Allegro con spirito, alla Marcia
4. Finale. Allegro con fuoco


Audience Comments:
Woody Woodpecker


In collaboration with Brucemore

He's Gone AwayZahs Boland Dowdall

Saturday, February 22, 2014

8 p.m.

At Historic Brucemore
2160 Linden Drive SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA

Jan Boland (wooden flute)
John Dowdall (gut-strung guitar)
Michael Zahs (historian, narrator)
Susie Streit (actor)
Jonathan Dyrland (tenor )

Separation and uncertainty followed by joyful reunion or heartbreaking loss were documented in countless letters and songs during the American Civil War. He's Gone Away weaves together a tapestry of music, letters and narrative portraying the emotional hardships faced by Civil War soldiers and the wives, sweethearts and families they left behind. Performed on antique musical instruments from the period (gut strung guitar and wooden flutes). Experience an intimate parlor concert presented at Brucemore built just 20 years after the end of the war. (photo by Len Struttmann.)

Tickets $35. Call Brucemore ticket office at 362-7375. Tickets also available online at www.brucemore.org

Artists sponsorship comes from an anonymous donor.

The Program
He's Gone Away

A concert of instrumental and vocal music interspersed with readings from unpublished civil war letters by narrator Michael Zahs and actor Susie Striet.

He's Gone Away from Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser

Music by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864)
Beautiful Dreamer
Was My Brother in the Battle
That's What's the Matter
Ah, May the Red Rose

Auld Lang Syne (arr for flute guitar by Boland/Dowdall) by Charles Nicholson.

Audience Comments:
He's Gone Away

“What a heart-wrenching, touching presentation – never to be forgotten!” A.H.

“It was GREAT! I felt the longing, sadness of troops and their long, far-away families. The music made the letters ‘come alive.’ It was a moving experience.” D.G.

“Enjoyed the intimate, friendly atmosphere in an environment with absolute wonderful acoustics.” L.G.

“Really enjoyed the music and the historical context.” M.P.

“The Civil War concert He’s Gone Away was marvelous. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.” S.Z.

“Superb. One of my greatest musical treats of the year!! Both regal and fun.”

“An inspiring, enjoyable program, beautifully presented” E.B.

Augustine Foundation presents

Jan Boland, Michael Gilbertson, John Dowdall, Carey Bostian


Sunday, June 1, 2014
7 p.m.

1103 Third St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jan Boland (flute)
John Dowdall (guitar)
Carey Bostian (cello)

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

Iowa's rivers and their folklore are reflected in the world premiere of Three Rivers, a new chamber music trio by Iowa native Michael Gilbertson. Michael's music reaches out to Iowa towns that have witnessed the beauty and destructive power of the mighty Mississippi River and its tributaries, including our own Cedar River. A passionate Hungarian Trio by Nathan Kolosko rounds out this dynamic concert.

This concert is sponsored by the Augustine Foundation and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Artist sponsors are Victor & Janice Naxera and Margaret Haupt. We gratefully acknowledge additional support from Juanita Dennert, given in honor of Robert A. Dennert.

The Program

Hungarian Trio by Nathan Kolosko

Three Rivers for flute, cello and guitar by Michael Gilbertson
(world premiere)

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