2010 Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival - 10th Anniversary Celebration
The 10th anniversary Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with seven concerts in the Quad Cities and in Iowa City with fantastic guest artists performing music from the Renaissance through the mid 19th century on period instruments.
- - - in DAVENPORT on October 21, 22 and 24 at Trinity Cathedral at 121 West 12th Street
- - - in IOWA CITY on October 15, 17, 20 and 23 at the Congregational United Church of Christ at 30 N. Clinton St.
* * * October 15 (Friday) at 7:00 PM in Iowa City
* * * October 22 (Friday) at 7:30 PM in Davenport
THE 19TH-CENTURY RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE:
CHAMBER MUSIC FOR FLUTE, VIOLA AND HORN WITH THE RUSSIAN GUITAR
Hear most unusual trios for horn, flute and guitar by German composer C. Dickhut, and for flute, viola and guitar by the Bohemian composer Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, with duos and solo by Italian guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani and Russian composers. We'll recreate an 1820 performance of hot-off-the-press chamber music from Europe and Russia, as it would have been performed on the relatively new (in 1800) Russian 7-string guitar, with Oleg Timofeyev along with two specialists on period instruments and University of Iowa professors: Kristen Thelander on the natural horn and Christine Rutledge on viola, with Jeffrey Cohan playing an 8-keyed flute made in 1820 in London, and John Schneiderman also playing Russian guitar on a trio for two guitars and flute.
* * * October 17 (Sunday) at 3 PM (Iowa City only)
THE BAROQUE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE RUSSIAN GUITAR
This extravaganza of plucked ancestors of the Russian 7-string guitar features baroque and renaissance lutes, theorbo (a long-necked lute) and baroque guitar, with John Schneiderman (Irving, California), Hideki Yamaya (Portland, Oregon), Oleg Timofeyev and flutist Jeffrey Cohan, performing music that Louis XIV, a guitarist, gave to the Duke of Bavaria in 1695, a lute concerto by Karl Kohaut, a flute concerto by Pergolesi and a trio from around 1800 for Russian guitars.
* * * October 20 (Wednesday) at 7:30 PM in Iowa City
* * * October 21 (Thursday) at 7:30 PM in Davenport
THE INTIMATE LUTE & FLUTE:
IRISH, SCOTTISH AND CONTINENTAL RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE
From Ukraine to Iowa! Jeffrey Cohan and Oleg Timofeyev toured all over Ukraine earlier this year with a similar program, including Irish music from around 1700 by the blind Irish harper Turlough Carolan and Scottish favorites arranged for solo lute. In the early 1600's, Lutenist Nicolas Vallet and flutist Jacob Van Eyck wrote beautiful settings of Psalm tunes, and Oleg and Jeffrey recreate what a collaboration between the two might have been like. When Italian music was all the rage in France in the 1730's, a sneaky Frenchman named Esprit Philippe Chedeville faked a collection of flute sonatas entitled Il Pastor Fido ("The Faithful Pastor") that everyone thought was by Antonio Vivaldi until recently. You'll hear one of these.
* * * October 23 (Saturday) at 7:30 PM in Iowa City
* * * October 24 (Sunday) at 3:00 PM in Davenport
LOVE TO GEORGE! - FROM JOHANN & GEORGE
A BACH AND HANDEL TRIBUTE TO GEORGE SHANGROW
George, George, George! This concert is for you. Handel and Bach, whose music our friend George Shangrow championed, will be interpreted by the fabulous soprano Terri Richter, who often worked with George and Jeffrey and is flying in from Nashville following a 12-concert October tour around the country. Terri will be joined by harpsichordist Gregory Hand, professor of organ and harpsichord at the University of Iowa. Oleg Timofeyev will play lute and viola da gamba, and Jeffrey Cohan will play baroque flute in excerpts from Handel's gorgeous Nine German Arias and Sweet Bird, That Shunn'st The Noise Of Folly, and Bach arias including Ich folge dir gleichfalls from the St. John Passion and excerpts from the Coffee Cantata. Terri will also sing 17th-century Italian lute songs by Mazzocchi and Rossi. For George.
Tickets will also be available at the door. Please invite your friends!
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Davenport, IA 52803
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