- June 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
- CSPS Hall
- $20 advance | $25 door
Now in its 15th year, this week-long Cedar Rapids festival brings together musicians of all ages and levels to play the widest range of chamber music, from simple duets to string orchestras, from Haydn and Mozart to contemporary American composers. Younger students routinely play over their heads as they match up with more experienced musicians, while adult players rediscover their love of an instrument they laid down years ago. Over the course of five days, all participants play in the festival orchestra, as well as in chamber groups for strings, piano, flute, harp, woodwind and brass. This gala closing night concert, to benefit all the educational programs of Five Seasons Chamber Music, offers a program of nontraditional chamber music featuring special guest artists: John Daversa, American jazz trumpeter, big band leader, composer and arranger; Dave Eggar, acclaimed performer on cello and piano, and collaborator with groups like Foreigner; and Phil O'Connor, a clarinet and saxophone player who’s appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Combinations of musicians from trios to jazz bands will perform a variety of jazz standards, new compositions, and works by contemporary composers, including Frank Proto’s “Afro-American Fragments,” a chamber piece for cello, bass and bass clarinet, incorporating text by Harlem poet Langston Hughes, read by local narrator Hollis Monroe.
Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival in partnership with Legion Arts, celebrates its 15th season with a closing night concert of nontraditional chamber music featuring special guests artists.