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IARGUS 2014
8th Annual Russian 7-String Guitar Festival
MAY 1-4, 2014 Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

Concert Schedule

Admissions for all concerts: $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

More information at www.iarmac.org


The International Annual Russian Guitar Festival and Seminar (IARGUS) is our biggest event of the year. This is our opportunity to showcase artists from around the world, inform the Eastern Iowa public about the rich culture and history behind the unique seven-string guitar, and teach students of all ages and abilities to play.

Thursday, May 1

7:30 p.m., Semistrunka! –– solo and duet music for the Russian Guitar

Oleg Timofeyev (Iowa City), Stefan Wester (Sweden), Dan Caraway (Dubuque, IA)
Old Brick Church, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City


Friday, May 2

5:30 p.m., “Yiddishkeit!”

Natalia Timofeyeva (Iowa City), Oleg Timofeyev, Yuri Vedenyapin, Stefan Wester, Fedor Kondenko
Iowa Hillel, 122 E. Market St., Iowa City


7:30 p.m., The Russian Guitar Quartet

Oleg Timofeyev (Iowa City), Vladimir Sumin (Moscow), Alexei Stepanov (Moscow), Dan Caraway (Dubuque, IA)
Unitarian Church, 10 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City


Saturday, May 3

2:00 p.m., Romanes! Russian-Gypsy Guitar Songs

Fedor Kondenko (Moscow), Eugenia Zolotariova (New York)
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1340 3d Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids


7:30 p.m., Romanes! Russian Gypsy-Guitar Songs

Fedor Kondenko (Moscow), Eugenia Zolotariova (New York)
Old Brick Church, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City


Sunday, May 4

3:00 p.m., “Classics of Russian Guitar Music”

John Schneiderman (Santa Ana, CA)
Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City


7:30 p.m., “Grand Concluding Gala Concert”

(John Schneiderman, Daria Stepashkina, The Czar’s Guitar, Russian Guitar Quartet, Yuri Vedenyapin, Stefan Wester)
Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City



The 2014 Russian Guitar Festival is brought to you by the International Academy for Russian Music, Arts, and Culture (IARMAC), with major support from Iowa Arts Council, UI International Programs, and local businesses in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
To give you a sample of what to expect, check out these videos from previous performances:
Vladimir Markushevich plays a variation set by S. Orekhov on a Russian 7-string guitar at the Russian Guitar Festival IARGUS 2007.
Vadim Kolpakov and Oleg Timofeyev of the Russian guitar duo Zingaresca perform at IARGUS 2008. Part One Part Two Part Three
Daria Stepashkina Sings at Congregational Church
Kryzstof Piotrowicz at Congregational Church
Potpourri of Russian Songs performed by the Czar's Guitars
Piotrowicz and Vadim Kolpakov warming up for a performance

 

IARMAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the celebration of the Russian seven-string guitar and the performance of Russian and Eastern European music, dance, and poetry.