RED HITE W & S E U BL 2012 Season July 21st-29th
Silver Sounds of the Silent Screen
An American Mosaic
A Sentimental Journey
Cedar Valley Chamber Music Fesitval
Red, White, & Blues
Music and American Identity We are a melting pot of cultural diversity. For the past year I have been teaching an undergraduate liberal arts class called “Music and the American Identity.” It is an exploration of our current concepts of “American” music and its complex and amazing mix of cultural traditions. The course engages with the folk music of several continents and its in�luence on 20th century musical forms such as jazz, country, rock and the blues. Through this close contact over generations, new, authentic American sounds have emerged.
Hunter Capoccioni Artistic Director
When Antonin Dvorak came to live in America between 1892 and 1895 he was outspoken about the need for the classical music of America to draw from the indigenous music of lower- and middle-class peoples. He predicted that it would be to African-American music that composers would eventually turn, and in a way he was right. When Dvorak composed his String Quartet op. 96, he was throwing down the gauntlet to a new generation of composers. Dvorak was showing them how a foreign composer from Bohemia could, in just a few years of listening, absorb the American soundscape into his compositional technique. Our 2012 season seeks to explore how that challenge has been met by subsequent generations of American composers. Each work you will hear this season will be one answer to the question of what sounds “American.” Ragtime, jazz, the blues, folk music and rock has each had some impact on something you will hear at one of our concerts.
As in previous CVCMF seasons, you will hear familiar names paired with less familiar or unknown composers. All of these composers deserve an enthusiastic listen, since they are our voices. The expansive prairie, the urban night club, nostalgia for days past and the hope for a better tomorrow are all in these voices. When you attend our concerts this season you will come away with a better understanding of how American music in the 20th century manifests the idea of E pluribus unum... out of many, one.
Community Outreach CVCMF “On Call”
Enrichment and education are at the center of CVCMF’s ongoing mission to build new audiences for classical music. The 2012 season extends our traditional daylong outreach residencies into an entire week of events. Breaking up into small groups, CVCMF musicians will be working along side area hospitals, retirement communities, youth programs, farmers markets, and other community organizations to bring our music into the public forum. CVCMF musicians come from all around North America and this project is motivated simply by our desire to perform, teach, and converse with as much of our community as possible during our ten day festival. Check our website throughout the summer to see where and when CVCMF “On Call” will be performing for groups in your area. Sponsored by:
Red, White, & Blues Festival Schedule of Events
July 21st 7 p.m.
Silver Sounds of the Silent Screen Oster Regent Theater
July 22nd 3 p.m. An American Mosaic South Waterloo Church of the Brethren Jennifer Stevenson
July 26th 7 p.m.
A Sentimental Journey First Presbyterian Church Waterloo
July 29th 3 p.m. American Dreams Georgian Lounge: UNI Commons Nathan Cook
Ticket Prices Silent Film Concert - $10 adult / 5$ children 18 & under Subscription Classical Concerts- $15 adults (Free to students with student I.D.) Season Tickets- $50 (Includes three subscription concerts & Silent Film concert)
Silver Sounds of the Silent Screen July 21st, 2012 7:00 p.m. Oster Regent Theater George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (1924) Harry Langdon: Fiddlesticks (1927) Buster Keaton: The Cameraman (1928) Sponsored by:
An American Mosaic July 22nd, 2012 3:00 p.m. South Waterloo Church of the Brethren
Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet op. 96 “American” (1893) George Gershwin: Lullaby from String Quartet (1919) Walter Piston: Quintet for Flute and Strings (1942) Henry Martin: A Gershwin Mosaic (2010)
Join us for our opening concert as we set the tone for our 2012 season. Silent �ilms were often set to live music and, with a renewed interest in this genre, many composers are recreating the sounds and ambiance of that era. Join us as we accompany two comedic classics of Americana by slapstick artists Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton. Written during Dvorak’s Spillville period, we use his quartet masterwork as a springboard that launches our program through the 20th century looking at how American folk and popular music in�luenced a new generation of composers to follow.
A Sentimental Journey July 26th, 2012 7:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Waterloo
Fred Bretschger: Duo for Cello and Double bass (2006) John Harbison: Songs Americans Love to Sing (2004) Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano (1971) William Bolcom: Afternoon Cakewalk (1979)
American Dreams July 29th, 2012 3 p.m. Georgian Lounge: UNI Commons
Norman Dello Joio: Piano Trio (1948) Peter Schickele: Serenade for Three (1992) Stephen Prutsman: “I’ve Got Rhythm... NOT!” (1994) Peter Schickele: String Quartet no. 1 “American Dreams” (1983) Sponsored by:
Chamber music based on popular songs and dances of the 20th century drives this concert. Everything from ragtime and jazz, to rock music underlies these works. Including some of the most well cherished American voices of the 20th Century, this is a concert that will have downtown Waterloo swingin.
Our 2012 �inale features a 20042005 resident composer with the WCFSO. We perform two works of Iowa native Peter Schickele alongside a work by ItalianAmerican Norman Dello Joio and a dazzling tribute to George Gershwin."