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Dynamic Duos

 Miera Kim, violin

Carey Bostian, cello

Red Cedar opens its 25th anniversary season with a dramatic duo program  Miera and Carey present a great masterpiece, the Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel. The 4-movement work is at the heart of the duo repertory and is as sophisticated and beautiful as it is technically complex. The concert also includes Eight Duets, Op. 39 by Reinhold Gliére and a new piece by composer-in-residence Michael Kimber. Kimber’s three-movement work, Sonatina, concludes with a Tarantella, a folk dance in whirling 6/8 time. 

We will keep this program under our fingers all season so we can make the most of opportunities to perform in front of a live audience. Several educational residencies are planned with curriculum drawn from this program, which we will present in-person or virtually as the situation demands. 

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and ImOn Communications. 

Live stream concerts: 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11 a.m. CDT Watch Here 

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7 p.m. CDT Watch Here

Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12 p.m. CDT Watch Here  

Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 3 p.m. CST – from the Englert Theatre. Watch Here 


Holidays with Wolfgang

Miera Kim, violin

Oliver Bostian, violin & viola

Adrian Bostian, cello

Carey Bostian, cello


Come celebrate the holidays with the Swiss Family Bostian! – The core ensemble is joined by sons Oliver (18) and Adrian (16) for the family’s 4thlive stream concert program. For those of you who requested a holiday baroque program, or more piano chamber music, this program includes both! We will perform the complete Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 by Mozart with Adrian on piano and Oliver on viola. Also, look for the Corelli Christmas Concerto and other works.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsor Juanita Dennert. 

Live-Stream concerts from our home:

Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 3 p.m. CST

Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. CST


Brinton Reprise 

Miera Kim, violin

Jan Boland, flute

John Dowdall, guitar,

Carey Bostian, cello

Michael Zahs, historian & narrator

We can never get enough of the Brinton Collection – This is the third in a series of Red Cedar programs inspired by the Brinton Collection of early entertainment materials. Longtime collaborative partner historian Michael Zahs joins the core ensemble and Red Cedar’s founding directors, Jan Boland (flute) and John Dowdall (guitar) in a program featuring magic lantern slides and early silent films presented with chamber music. 

This multi-media extravanganza features musical styles ranging from baroque to present day. Philip Wharton has created a magical score for The Fairy of Springtime, a 1902 French film which features hand-painted color used for dramatic effect. Michael Kimber has scored Venetian Tragedy, a nine-minute drama with a surprise ending. And new to Red Cedar for this project, a duo of French composers, Jean-Francois Charles and Nicolas Sidoroff, have teamed up to create a major multi-media work which explores the life of the great French filmmaker Georges Méliès, known by most from the 2011 film Hugo. 

This project was originally planned for spring of 2020, and if we can’t safely bring this to audiences in spring of 2021, we will hope to do so in 2022. An extended residency at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids will be one of the highlights. 

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

Tentative MainStage dates: 

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids

Sunday, May 9, 2021 at FilmScene at the Chauncey, Iowa City 


A Family Affair


Miera Kim, violin

Oliver Bostian, violin & viola

Adrian Bostian, cello

Carey Bostian, cello

So many choices! – We’re going to let this program be a surprise. We CAN guarantee a unique and intimate chamber music experience brought to you in June 2021 by the Swiss Family Bostian. Miera and Carey will be celebrating 5 years as directors as Red Cedar finishes its 25th season. 

Special thanks to Artist Sponsor Juanita Dennert.

Live-Stream events broadcast from our home:

June 23-26, 2021 (Tent.)

Miera Kim, Executive Director

Carey Bostian, Artistic Director

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Phone to (319) 338-0307

Red Cedar Chamber Music
PO Box 154
Marion IA 52302