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Saturday 30 July | 7 pm | St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church | Cedar Falls

2011 Season

July 30 - August 7

Festival Program Overview July 30 | 7 pm | St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church | Cedar Falls Subscription Concert #1: Gypsy Music In partnership with IPR’s Performance Iowa July 31 | 2 pm & 4 pm | Phelps Youth Pavilion | Waterloo Children’s Chamber Concert: Timbre Tales August 2 | 6 pm | Waterloo Center for the Arts | Town Hall Waterloo Center for the Arts Residency: The Hungarian Cimbalom An Evening of Folk music from Eastern Europe August 3 | 8 pm | The Cellar | Waterloo Gypsy Noir: A CVCMF Artist Showcase Benefit Concert and Wine Tasting August 4 | 7 pm | Waterloo Center for the Arts | Schoitz Room Subscription Concert #2: Hungarian Rhapsody Kodaly, Bartok, and Dohnanyi add Hungarian spice to 20th Century Romanticism August 7 | 3 pm | Bethlehem Lutheran Church | Cedar Falls Subscription Concert #3: Cirque de Musique Trapeze, Bears, and Magicians are evoked in our final season statement

Admission Chamber Children’s Concert Free Individual Concert Tickets! $15/concert Wine and Virtuosity Evening at The Cellar $15 Season Ticket Package $50 (Includes four concerts: the three subscription concerts and the wine tasting event at The Cellar) Students with valid i.d. Free


For a ticket order form go to, email or call 319-233-3630.

Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival | 2011 Season | July 30-August 7

Gypsy Airs and Hungarian Dances


rom its inception six years ago, one of my goals with CVCMF has been to get rid of the idea of the “audience” member. The word, “audience” comes from the Latin “audientia” a form of the verb “to hear.” In this century of digital media you can hear just about any piece of music at any time right through the speakers of your home entertainment system. This can be fulfilling but, like seeing a movie on your home television versus a crowded movie theatre, the excitement of experiencing something in a great setting can be transformative. When you come to any CVCMF concert you’re not just a spectator but you become part of the performance setting. We plan every detail to make you feel less like an “audience” member and more like an “experience” member.

Hunter Capoccioni Artistic Director

As artistic director I strive to make this my mission because, to me, the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival is more than an organization, it is an ideology. It is based on the belief that “art” exists in the dynamic between audience and performers; an exchange of energy that is palpable when the barriers between those two groups have disintegrated. CVCMF wants you not only to hear great music, but to experience it in an intimate performance environment.


his season I invite you to experience chamber music from a people whose vitality, passion and nomadic lifestyle have made them the source of artistic inspiration for numerous composers. The sounds of the Roma, or Gypsy people, cover thousands of miles in a journey that has lasted centuries; influencing, blending with and taking on the colors of the many places they have landed along the way. Their effect was greatest across the Balkans and Central Europe, and it is from within this particular region that much of this season’s chamber music originates. You might have heard the names Kodaly, D As an organization CVCMF has a few gypsy-like characteristics. Our musicians travel hundreds, some even thousands, of miles each summer to perform. We also have a roving concert series that takes us to different venues throughout the Cedar Valley. I hope that you join our band of temporary gypsy musicians this summer as we take you on musical journeys to Hungary and Bohemia, to Russia and Romania. As they say in Hungarian Nemsokára találkozunk! (See you soon!)

Hunter Capoccioni


Saturday 30 July | 7 pm | St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church | Cedar Falls

SubscriptionConcert #1 Gypsy Airs presented in partnership with Iowa Public Radio Sankey Gypsy Music for clarinet, guitar, and double bass Dvorak Gypsy Songs op.55 for soprano and piano Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor op. 25

O Korey Barrett

ur first concert of the 2011 season partners with Iowa Public Radio for a broadcast of “Performance Iowa.” Part of this concert will be aired live throughout the state and we hope you will join us for this groundbreaking endeavor. This concert explores the music from a 19th century European empire whose borders encompassed present day Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Bosnia. Dvorak and Brahms shared a love of the folk traditions of this region, and each work on this program is infused with the rhythms, melodies, and colors of the rural countryside. Come be a member of the studio audience as CVCMF artists perform romantic works inspired by the fire of gypsy folk music. This concert marks the return of soprano Karen Holvik for another season with CVCMF accompanied by first-time CVCMF guest, and UNI School of Music faculty member, Korey Barrett. Other new faces include Iowa City native Timothy Peters and Cedar Falls resident Todd Seelye.

Karen Holvik

Jennifer Stevenson


Korey Barrett | piano Julia Bullard | viola Hunter Capoccioni | double bass Nathan Cook | cello Karen Holvik | soprano Timothy Peters | violin Lee Schmitz | piano Todd Seelye | guitar Jennifer Stevenson| clarinet

Sunday 31 July | 1 & 3 pm | Phelps Youth Pavilion | Waterloo

Children’s Chamber Concert: Timbre Tales A musical performance for children 4 and over, written by composer and CVCMF artist Jennifer Stevenson Listen up! This season our family concert residency is coming to the Phelps Youth Pavilion in Waterloo! The musicians of CVMCF are teaming up with the WCA staff for an afternoon we’re calling “Timbre Tales”. This is a program of chamber music designed specifically for children ages 4 and up and includes crafts, painting, and music! All these activities are developed around showing children how different musical instruments produce colors that musicians call “timbre” and how each instruments unique color quality make them unique to the ear and imagination. The two afternoon performances are free for the whole family, so if you have never been to the Phelps Youth Pavilion or if you just want to color “outside the lines” bring the whole family and join us for this fun-filled afternoon of musical adventures.

Tuesday 2 August | 6 pm | Waterloo Center for the Arts | Town Hall

Waterloo Center for the Arts Residency: The Hungarian Cimbalom An Evening of Folk Music from Eastern Europe Free Concert


pecial guest percussionist Matthew Coley will perform on the unique and rarely heard Matthew Coley, percussionist instruments, the Hungarian concert cimbalom and the hammered dulcimer. Much like the cimbalom orchestras in Eastern Europe that perform the traditional folk music and involve strings and wind instruments, CVCMF musicians will join Mr. Coley in performing several varieties of chamber music. This concert will include transcriptions of classical Hungarian compositions by composers such as Franz Liszt, Bela Bartok, and Zoltan Kodaly, arrangements of traditional folk music from Eastern Europe, and pieces composed expressly for Matthew and the dulcimer. A question and answer session will follow the performance. This is a free event for anyone looking to add a little musical paprika to their Tuesday night!


Wednesday 3 August | 8 pm | The Cellar | Waterloo

Gypsy Noir A CVCMF Artist Showcase Benefit Concert and Wine Tasting


ach season we bring the highest quality musicians from around North America to the Cedar Valley. Come down for a late evening jam session at The Cellar that showcases the talents of these virtuosic performers. Admission is just $15 and includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and some of the hottest gypsy fiddlin’ this side of the Atlantic.

Sunday 7 August | 3 pm | Bethlehem Lutheran Church | Cedar Falls

SubscriptionConcert #3

Ron Ford “Circus Mini’s” (U.S. Premiere) Serge Prokofiev Quintet in G minor op. 39 from the ballet “Trapeze” George Enescu Rumanian Rhapsody no. 1 Manuel de Falla Pantomime and Ritual Fire Dance from “El amor brujo”

Step right up, step right up! The season finale takes aim at ‘The

Thursday 4 August | 7 pm | Waterloo Center for the Arts | Schoitz Room

SubscriptionConcert #2

Hungarian Rhapsody

Zoltan Kodály Duo op. 7 for Violin and Cello Bela Bartok Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano Bela Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano Ernő Dohnányi Sextet in C major op. 37

Frederick Halgedahl

O Emily Osinski

ur Waterloo Arts Center residency concludes with classical music by Hungarian composers who founded a nationalistic movement based on the folk traditions of the rural Hungarian people. Kodály and Bartok‘s music grows, heart and soul, from their extended research with the folksongs of the pre-war regions of Hungary and Romania. Passionate music by Ernő Dohnányi ends the program. An evening full of earthy colors and vibrant rhythms sure to have you yelling, ‘Salute!’

Lee Schmitz

Tina Su


Timothy Peters | violin Lee Schmitz | piano Jennifer Stevenson | clarinet Tina Su | French Horn

Greatest Show on Earth’ by presenting music inspired by trapeze artists, clowns, magicians, and other roving entertainers whose traveling shows captivated the imagination of the early 20th century. Our final concert begins with the premiere of “Circus Mini’s” by American born composer Ron Ford, a prelude to Prokofiev’s rarely heard circus ballet “Trapeze.” The conclusion to the 2011 season features symphonic works arranged for chamber ensemble. The nostalgic Rumanian Rhapsody composed by Romania’s beloved George Enescu and excerpts from Manuel de Falla’s “El amor brujo” a ballet about a gypsy girl’s love and the ghost who haunts her. Nathan Cook

Join Artistic Director Hunter Capoccioni at 5:30 pm for a preconcert talk that will include dinner served by the Center’s Art House Cafe.

Korey Barrett | piano Julia Bullard | viola Nathan Cook | cello Emily Osinski | vioin

Cirque de Musique

Heather Armstrong | oboe Korey Barrett | piano Julia Bullard | viola Hunter Capoccioni | double bass Nathan Cook | cello Frederick Halgedahl | violin Emily Osinski | vioin Timothy Peters | violin Lee Schmitz | piano Kathleen Sihler | viola Jennifer Stevenson | clarinet

Heather Armstrong


CVCMF 2011  

Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival 2011 Seaosn brochure: Gypsy Airs and Hungarian Dances.