Mount Mercy University will host the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival June 10 – 15. The community is welcome to observe activities taking place throughout the week. Free concerts open to the public will be held Friday, June 14, with harp and flute ensembles performing at 5:00 p.m., and strings, piano and brass performing at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 15, a performance including faculty ensembles and the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival Orchestra will be held at 7:00 p.m. All performances will be in the Chapel of Mercy at Mount Mercy University.
The Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival was founded in 2003 by Suzanne Wagor, Timothy Shiu and Richard Wagor to offer the Cedar Rapids community unique musical entertainment and educational opportunities. Instruction will be provided by 16 professional music faculty members as well as 11 college interns, who will guide student musicians ranging from middle school through retirees. Students sit side by side with their instructors in the orchestra, making for intense learning throughout every section.