Mar
14
Sat
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ The Views of Marion
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 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 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
24
Tue
Ukulele Cafe @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Mar 24 @ 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!

Mar
25
Wed
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Central City Library
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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 and the 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.

Mar
26
Thu
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ The Senior Center
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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 GreenState Credit Union and the AEGON Transamerica Foundation.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.

Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ United Church of Monticello
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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 National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.

Mar
27
Fri
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Keystone at Forevergreen
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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 GreenState Credit Union and the AEGON Transamerica Foundation.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.

Mar
28
Sat
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Marion Library
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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, 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.

A Bluegrass Night at the Opera House @ Coggon Opera House
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s going to be another great BLUEGRASS NIGHT at the Opera House! If you like great banjo playing, fiddle playing or just good bluegrass music, then you need to be at Coggon Opera House that evening. Banjoy headlines the show with Bob Black playing a wicked banjo. Also performing are The Great Bluegrass Herons, and Straightback Chair. This will be their third time to perform here.

General admission seating. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Call (319) 435-2071 to reserve will call tickets.

Apr
2
Thu
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Cottage Grove Place
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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 AEGON Transamerica Foundation, and the Program Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.

Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Sts. Peter and Paul Community Center
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by former Maia Quartet members Amy Appold and Elizabeth Oakes 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 National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.