The Cedar Valley Chamber Music Board of Directors and I are happy to announce a return to in-person performances this summer. From July 24-31 CVCM will produce three concerts in partnership with the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. All three concerts will be performed on the Great Hall stage to a socially distanced audience as well as live-streamed online through our A440.live concert hall.
Advance tickets purchased before July 16 are $15 for adults and free to students, 23 and under, with the presentation of a student i.d. at the door along with your concert ticket. Tickets purchased at the door on the day of the concert are $20 for adults and free to students with i.d.
Tickets to all 2021 season concerts will be available at the door. To purchase at the time of the concert, please arrive 30 minutes before the concert. Online ticket sales begin June 24 and can be purchased through our website to users with a PayPal account.
To purchase a ticket to an individual concert, select that concert from the drop down menu under (2021 Festival).
You may also purchase tickets by mailing a check to Cedar Valley Chamber Music by no later than July 16. Checks should include the number of tickets, season or individual, and concert dates (if applicable), in the memo line of the check. Please mail checks to:
Cedar Valley Chamber Music 104 Brookeridge Dr. #187 Waterloo, IA 50702
2021 Festival Highlights
Guest Ensemble: The Arianna String Quartet
Our first two concerts of the 2021 season will feature the St. Louis based Arianna String Quartet. Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for “tonal warmth, fastidious balance…expressive vitality” (Chicago Tribune) and “emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity,” (Pretoria News, South Africa). Formed in 1992, the ASQ garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions, and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. The Arianna Quartet has appeared throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with frequent visits to Brazil and South Africa. They have collaborated with many of the world’s finest musicians, including members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets, and their live performances have been heard on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” and “Live from Music Mountain”, which broadcasts to 125 stations in the U.S. and to 35 countries. The ASQ has recorded for Albany Records and Urtext Digital Classics, and has a long-term contract with Centaur Records. In addition to their critically acclaimed recording of the two string quartets of Janácek, the ASQ has also recently released recordings of Beethoven’s Early and Middle Quartets.
Other Faces Both New and Familiar
In addition to our guest ensemble, this season also includes local artists and new faces. Cellist Hannah Holman and violist Julia Bullard will return this summer. Hannah and Julia will perform alongside the Arianna Quartet for the second festival concert. Following this, Hannah will stay and lead our final season concert joined by two new faces, violinist Erik Rohde and pianist Peter Miyamoto.