Russian Guitar Festival 2014 to be held May 1-4

The 8th-annual Iowa City Russian Guitar Festival (IARGUS) will feature a lineup of artists from around the world on May 1-4, 2014. Admission for each concert is $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, with festival passes available for $50 for adults, $35 for seniors, and $25 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door. See below for the complete lineup:  

Thursday, May 1 

7:30 p.m. Semistrunka! –– Solos, Duets, and Trios with the Russian Guitar
Featuring: Oleg Timofeyev (Iowa City), Stefan Wester (Sweden), Dan Caraway (Dubuque, IA)
Location: Old Brick Church, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City

Friday, May 2 

5:30 p.m. Yiddishkeit!
Featuring:Natalia Timofeyeva (Iowa City), Oleg Timofeyev (Iowa City), Yuri Vedenyapin (Cambridge, U.K.), Stefan Wester (Sweden), Fedor Kondenko (Moscow)
Location: Iowa Hillel, 122 E. Market St., Iowa City

7:30 p.m. The Russian Guitar Quartet
Featuring: Oleg Timofeyev (Iowa City), Vladimir Sumin (Moscow), Alexei Stepanov (Moscow), Dan Caraway (Dubuque, IA)
Location: Unitarian Church, 10 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City

Saturday, May 3

2:00 p.m. Romanes! Russian-Gypsy Guitar Songs
Featuring: Fedor Kondenko (Moscow), Eugenia Zolotariova (New York City) and IARGUS Festival Ensemble
Location: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1340 3d Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids

7:30 p.m. Romanes! Russian Gypsy-Guitar Songs
Featuring: Fedor Kondenko (Moscow), Eugenia Zolotariova (New York City) and IARGUS Festival Ensemble
Location: Old Brick Church, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City

Sunday, May 4

3:00 p.m. “Classics of Russian Guitar Music”
Featuring: John Schneiderman (Santa Ana, CA)
Location: Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City

7:30 p.m. “Grand Concluding Gala Concert”
Featuring: Russian Guitar Quartet, The Czar’s Guitars, Yuri Vedenyapin, Stefan Wester, John Schneiderman, Daria Stepashkina
Location: Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City

Sponsors for the festival include the International Academy for Russian Music, Arts, and Culture (IARMAC), the Iowa Arts Council, UI International Programs, GreatAmerica Financial Services, and various local businesses.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Oleg Timofeyev in advance at 319–338–8338 or otimofeyev@gmail.com.

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