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Boland Dowdall Duo Plus One

  • Details

  • 10/31/19
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Music
  • Educational

Event Description

Boland Dowdall Plus One, flutist Jan Boland, guitarist John Dowdall and pan flutist Rodney Garnett, will perform a concert of world music for flutes and guitar at Kirkwood Community College in room 384 Cedar Hall (Choir Room) at 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW in Cedar Rapids, IA  at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday October 31, 2019. The concert will feature music from Moldova and Peru where the pan flute, a series of varying length reed or wooden tubes activated by blowing down into the open holes, is a common and prominent instrument. Garnett learned to play the pan flute while studying aural music traditions and culture in Moldova, situated between Ukraine and Romania, on a Fullbright scholarship. Moldovan traditional music reminds western audiences of the pathos and joy of Jewish and Gypsy music traditions, and has a reputation for virtuosity that moves audiences to both dancing and to tears. Boland and Garnett will also play modern western and 19th-c. wooden flutes with music ranging from the baroque Scottish composer James Oswald to special arrangements for Boland Dowdall Plus One by Moldovan composer Igor Iachimciuc.

Boland, Dowdall & Garnett just returned from working on this program during an intensive 2-week chamber music residency in New Hampshire, where they first launched their collaboration with a weeklong residency in 2018.  Garnett is professor emeritus at the University of Wyoming, and has worked extensively in orchestras, jazz and chamber music ensembles, folk music ensembles, and recording studios.