Red Cedar Chamber Music: CzechStrings

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  • 10/13/17
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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Czech Strings

Fresh off a highly successful first season as Red Cedar’s core ensemble and Directors, violinist Miera Kim and cellist Carey Bostian bring you a powerful Czech-inspired program. But watch out – not everything is what it seems. Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů’s Duo No. 2 sounds distinctly American, Warren Gooch’s Fauxmanian Dances live up to their name, and Bohemian born Antoine Kraft’s duo sounds a lot like Haydn. Czech enthusiasts will hear a great Furiant by Otakar Ševčík as well as a wonderful set of Czech folk songs arranged by Iowa composer Harvey Sollberger.

Performances of CzechStrings will culminate in October with MainStage events at 7 p.m. on Saturday October 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 2701 Rochester Ave., Iowa City, IA and 3 p.m. on Sunday October 15 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA.

This concert is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.