The International Annual Russian Guitar Festival and Seminar (IARGUS) will be held Thursday–Sunday, Oct. 6–9, in venues in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
For all concerts, general admission is $12 ($8 students and seniors). Iowa City–based events include:
- IARGUS 2011 grand opening, 7 p.m., Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton Street. This event will feature presentation of the new CD The Lviv Lute and a screening of the short film Take Off One Ear!, an experimental documentary featuring the recording process for The Lviv Lute. A festival preview concert will follow.
- A solo concert by Russian virtuoso Vladimir Sumin, 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at Congregational Church.
- The Timofeyev Ensemble, Aleksandr Menshikov, and Vadim Kolpakov will perform Jewish music with Russian-Gypsy overtones at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, at University of Iowa Hillel, 122 East Market Street, Iowa City.
- The IARGUS 2011 Gala Concert, featuring Vladimir Sumin, Zingaresca, Dan Caraway, Alexander Menshikov, Vadim Kolpakov, and Oleg Timofeyev performing a selection of festival highlights, will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, at Congregational Church.
The festival is organized by the International Academy for Russian Music, Arts, and Culture in collaboration with University of Iowa International Programs.
For more information, call 319-338-8338 or visit www.iarmac.org.