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UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NEW COMPOSITIONS APRIL 28 -- The Composers Workshop from the University of
Iowa School of Music will present a concert of new works by students in a
concert at 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music
The concert will be free and open to the public.
The four works on the program will be acoustic -- this is, they will not
include electronically created sounds or amplification -- but they will call
for a variety of instrumental settings. They are:
--Nocturn No. 2 for cello and piano by Katerina Stamatelos, a doctoral piano
student in the School of Music. The composer's first serial composition, the
nocturn uses various combinations and arrangements of two pitch groups to
create melodies and harmonies. Although the procedures are admittedly based
on "intellectual games," Stamatelos also says that the resulting
score "was more the product of a subconscious state of mind rather than
of a 'cool' intellect."
-- "Lines" for woodwind quintet by graduate composition student
-- "Light Blossom" for cello solo by doctoral student John Allemeier.
According to the composer, "Light Blossom" was composed very quickly,
being "the result of four days and eight pieces of paper." Allemeier
added that "the title of this piece refers to the 'flowering' of an idea,
and the speed in which it was realized."
-- Three Songs for soprano and mixed ensemble by undergraduate composition
student Jeff Bennett. Based on three haiku, the songs were written in partial
fulfillment of the degree requirements for a bachelor's degree in musical
The UI Composers Workshop is devoted to the performance of music composed
at the UI and aims to foster greater collaboration and interplay between composers
and performers in the Iowa City area. It presents a series of five or six
concerts each academic year. The April 28 concert will be the last for the
For further information, call (319) 335-1667.
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JAZZ BANDS CONCERT APRIL 28 -- The University of Iowa School of Music will
present a free concert by the Jazz Lab Band at 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, in
Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
One of the big-band ensemble at the School of Music, the Lab Band is directed
by John Rapson, who is also director of school's jazz programs.
The concert program will include works by jazz musicians from a wide variety
of styles and eras: Gerry Mulligan's "Youngblood," written in 1953
for the Stan Kenton band; popular salsa stylist Tito Puente's most recognized
work, "Oye Como Va"; the Supersax arrangement of Dizzie Gillespie's
"Night in Tunisia," in which Charlie Parker's virtuoso improvisations
have been scored for the entire sax section; and a series of Duke Ellington/Billy
Strayhorn works from the "Far East Suite."
The concert will conclude with "Do What You Wanna," a New Orleans
second-line street dance popularized by the Rebirth Brass Band.
For more information, call (319) 335-1667.
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PANEL DISCUSSION ON ART AND BUSINESS APRIL 30 -- A panel of artists, business
experts and art dealers will discuss "The Business of Art" at 12:30
p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the University of Iowa Museum of Art, as part
of the museum's weekly Perspectives series.
The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, is offered in
conjunction with "Faculty Exhibition 1997," a collection of more
than 70 works of art created by studio faculty at the UI School of Art and
Art History. The exhibition is on display at the museum through May 25.
The panel will talk about the problems encountered when an artist's aesthetic
ideals are out of step or even incompatible with practical aspects of the
market, as well as issues regarding the education of art students.
The discussion will be moderated by Pamela Trimpe, curator of painting and
sculpture at the museum, and Serena Stier, consultant on entrepreneurship
with the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City.
Short addresses will be given by Sue Hettmansperger, professor of drawing
and painting at the UI School of Art and Art History; Heidi Lasher-Oakes,
visiting assistant professor of sculpture; and Gary Fethke, dean of the UI
School of Business Administration. The audience will be encouraged to participate
in the discussion.
M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for the 1996-97
Perspectives series at the UI Museum of Art, through the University of Iowa
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission to the museum is free. Public metered
parking is available in UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside
Drive, and adjacent to the UI Alumni Center, which is just north of the museum.
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GUEST ORGAN RECITAL MAY 2 -- Organist Carla Edwards from DePauw University
in Greencastle, Ind., will present a recital as a guest of the University
of Iowa School of Music, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, in Clapp Recital Hall
on the UI campus.
Appearing with Edwards will be mezzo-soprano Marcia Roberts from the UI faculty.
Their performance will be free and open to the public.
Edwards will play solo works principally from the 20th century, including
compositions of Americans Libby Larsen, Gerald Near and Timothy Tikker. Also
represented on the program will be the 17th-18th century German composer Georg
Boehm, whose Praeludium in C major will open the recital, and well-known 19th-century
composer Felix Mendelssohn.
Roberts and Edwards will perform together the "Cinque Prieres"
(Five prayers) of French composer Darius Milhaud, a set of songs on texts
from the Catholic liturgy. Edwards will close the recital with the Organ Symphony
No. 5 of Louis Vierne, who is considered one of the greatest performers and
improvisers at the organ in the first half of the 20th century.
Edwards has performed extensively in the United States and England, and her
performances have been broadcast on the nationally syndicated radio program
"Pipedreams." In 1990 she completed a 12-concert tour of Finland.
She won the Region V American Guild of Organists (AGO) competition in 1985
and was a national AGO competition finalist in 1986.
For more information, call (319) 335-1667.
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NOTE TO EDITORS: Please note that the time of the following event has just
been changed to 7 p.m. Previous calendars from Arts Center Relations have
listed this event at 8 p.m. Please check all calendar listings and make sure
that the correct time appears in all references to this event.
VOCAL JAZZ CONCERT MAY 4 -- VocalEase, the vocal jazz ensemble of the University
of Iowa School of Music, will present its final concert of the academic year
at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building.
The concert, featuring a wide variety of vocal jazz literature, will be free
and open to the public.
Vocal Ease, made up of six student singers, will perform unaccompanied vocal
works from the repertoire of the King's Singers, The Real Group, Rockapella
and other contemporary vocal groups.
Also appearing on the program will be a jazz quartet lead by saxophonist
Mike Giles, an undergraduate student in the jazz program at the School of
VocalEase is directed by Ray Salucka, a graduate assistant and doctoral choral
conducting student at the School of Music. Salucka is also director of choral
activities at Kirkwood Community College and associate choral director at
Iowa State University.
For more information, call(319) 335-1667.
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UI BANDS GIVE CONCERT MAY 5 -- The University and Concert Bands from the
University of Iowa School of Music will present a joint concert at 8 p.m.
Monday, May 5, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
The two groups are among the concert bands in the School of Music and are
open to all UI students by audition. Their May 5 concert is open to the public
free of charge.
The University Band is directed by UI graduate assistant Don Miller. They
will play "Interlochen Variations" by Douglas K. Jones; "Color"
by Bob Margolis; "Summer Holiday" by Frank Erickson; "Apollo"
by John Remington: the hymn "Amazing Grace," as arranged by Frank
Tichelli; and the march "Circus Days" by Iowan Karl King.
The Concert Band is directed by Morgan Jones, who is also the director of
the Hawkeye Marching Band during the fall semester. They will play "Folk
Song Suite" by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams; the Symphony
for Band of Robert Washburn; James Barnes' "Symphonic Overture; a virtuoso
solo arrangement of the old ballad "All Those Endearing Young Charms";
and "Russian Christmas Music" by Alfred Reed.
Soloist for "All Those Endearing Young Charms" will be euphonium
player David Lang, a UI graduate who is currently band director at Independence
High School. Guest conductor for Reed's "Russian Christmas Music"
will by UI graduate student Troy Woodmansee.
For more information, call (319) 335-1635.
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