CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Public in invited to create table tops for Nov. 5 Tafelmusik concert
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, which will perform
Nov. 5 in the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium, takes its name from
the festive 18th-century music written to be played at feasts and banquets.
Tafelmusik, means, literally, "table music."
In recognition of the Baroque tradition of feast music, Hancher invites
businesses and members of the public to decorate tables for two that will
be displayed in the Hancher lobby at the Nov. 5 concert. The table tops
may be decorated according to each individual's imagination -- whimsically,
elegantly, creatively or seasonally -- using tablecloths, glassware, silverware,
dishes, centerpieces and other items.
Audience members will vote for their favorite table, and the winning
table-top designer will be announced after the concert. The winner will
receive two tickets to an upcoming Hancher event.
The 36-inch round tables will be set between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. the day
of the concert. The Hancher Guild volunteer organization will assign a
host to each table to greet viewers and to provide security for the table
Participants must register in advance by calling Tim Meier at Hancher
Auditorium, 319-335-1130. Only 28 reservations will be accepted, on a first-come,
Participants are not required to attend the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
concert, but tickets for the event are available to table designers at
the group discount price.
The Tafelmusik performance is part of the Cambridge Place Apartments