Feb
22
Sat
Cornell College Steel Drum Ensembles Concert @ King Chapel
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

Cornell’s active steel drum program is one of the most sought-after performing groups on campus. The steel drum program has been a part of the Cornell College Music Department for 20 years and its bands have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Directed by Dr. Martin Hearne.

Feb
25
Tue
Ukulele Cafe @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the ukulele revolution! Local musician volunteers will lead Ukulele Cafe, where you’ll learn a few simple chords and leave playing a tune. Doesn’t get much better than this. Ukuleles provided.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Cornell College Faculty Recital: Ben Laur, Baritone @ Armstrong Hall: Ringer Recital Studio
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital by Benjamin Laur, baritone.

Mar
1
Sun
Cellissimo and the Preucil School Cello Choir IN CONCERT @ University of Iowa School of Music's Voxman Recital Hall
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cellissimo is the senior performing cello ensemble from the joint schools of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. The group is co-directed by Sally Gross and Alex Revoal and is accompanied by Crystal Forbes.  Formed in 2009, the group’s first out of state performance was at the 2010 SAA Conference.  Since then, the group has performed extensively in the northern Illinois area as well as on tour to southwestern Ontario, Ottawa, Montreal and more locally to St. Louis and Madison/Milwaukee. Cellissimo performs a mixture of classical and pop repertoire in unison and ensemble formats, varying from original compositions to arrangements and ranging from two to eight parts.

Come hear a concert of diverse works performed by these premiere groups!

 

 

Mar
7
Sat
ORCHESTRA IOWA MASTERWORKS IV: REBELLIOUS RUSSIANS @ Paramount Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

DMITRI ‘S DEFIANT OVATION!

Ballet Quad Cities will join Orchestra Iowa on stage for a new interpretation of Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto in the March Masterworks Rebellious Russians concert. Other rebellious composers on the program include Alexander Borodin with his well-known Polovtsian Dances from his opera, “Prince Igor,” and the bad boy composer of the Soviet Union, Dmitri Shostakovich. The orchestra will conclude with his heart-thumping Symphony No. 5.

PROGRAM

STRAVINSKY
Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
with Ballet Quad Cities

BORODIN
Polovtsian Dances

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5

TICKET DETAILS

Students age 17 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.

College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.

Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through at the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

Mar
8
Sun
Music at the Stanley @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to live music while exploring the spring 2020 exhibitions.

This event features the UI School of Music Graduate Student Ensemble.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Mar
10
Tue
Preucil School of Music Orchestra Festival @ City High School, Opstad Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This annual event features six string orchestras, from the very earliest to the most advanced!

Mar
11
Wed
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Village Place
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by violinist Alla Cross and violist Beth Hoffman in a program of string quartet music by composer–in–residence Michael Kimber. Have you ever been curious why stringed instruments were engineered the way they were? Have you ever wondered why harmony, melody, and rhythm developed the way they did? Have you ever wondered how the art of sound relates to the visual arts? Have you ever wondered what it all means? We can’t answer every question but this program answers many with three new works and accompanying narrative. The first short work is designed to celebrate the magic of the violin family, demonstrating the harmonics at the core of their function. We follow with short pieces inspired by art works of Monet, van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Wood. Finally, we will take you on a guided tour through two millennia of the development of western music. Young and old will be awed by the wonder of nature and human accomplishment.

Sponsored by the Program Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, AEGON Transamerica Foundation, the City of Marion, the Giacoletto Foundation, Farmers State Bank, and the Iowa Arts Council (a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts).

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.

Mar
12
Thu
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Bickford of Mairon
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by violinist Alla Cross and violist Beth Hoffman in a program of string quartet music by composer–in–residence Michael Kimber. Have you ever been curious why stringed instruments were engineered the way they were? Have you ever wondered why harmony, melody, and rhythm developed the way they did? Have you ever wondered how the art of sound relates to the visual arts? Have you ever wondered what it all means? We can’t answer every question but this program answers many with three new works and accompanying narrative. The first short work is designed to celebrate the magic of the violin family, demonstrating the harmonics at the core of their function. We follow with short pieces inspired by art works of Monet, van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Wood. Finally, we will take you on a guided tour through two millennia of the development of western music. Young and old will be awed by the wonder of nature and human accomplishment.

Sponsored by the Program Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, AEGON Transamerica Foundation, the City of Marion, the Giacoletto Foundation, Farmers State Bank, and the Iowa Arts Council (a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts).

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.

Mar
13
Fri
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Fairfax Library
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by violinist Alla Cross and violist Beth Hoffman in a program of string quartet music by composer–in–residence Michael Kimber. Have you ever been curious why stringed instruments were engineered the way they were? Have you ever wondered why harmony, melody, and rhythm developed the way they did? Have you ever wondered how the art of sound relates to the visual arts? Have you ever wondered what it all means? We can’t answer every question but this program answers many with three new works and accompanying narrative. The first short work is designed to celebrate the magic of the violin family, demonstrating the harmonics at the core of their function. We follow with short pieces inspired by art works of Monet, van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Wood. Finally, we will take you on a guided tour through two millennia of the development of western music. Young and old will be awed by the wonder of nature and human accomplishment.

Sponsored by the Program Grant and Linn County Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.