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UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT APRIL 14 -- The University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The Chamber Orchestra is a small ensemble of students at the UI School of Music. Serving as a training ground for student conductors and soloists, the Chamber Orchestra presents a series of free concerts at their usual rehearsal time -- 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. These concerts give the student conductors and soloists an opportunity to appear before an audience.

The April 14 concert will feature two doctoral students in the School of Music, conductor Sergio Espinosa and cellist James Ellis. Two works will be performed on the program, the Cello Concerto in E-flat of Dmitri Shostakovich and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World."

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MUSEUM OF ART PERSPECTIVES PROGRAM APRIL 15 -- A free, interactive presentation of the work of artist Alice Hutchins will be held at the University of Iowa Museum of Art at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 15 as part of the museum's weekly "Perspectives" series.

In an attempt to break down the barriers between artist and audience, much of Hutchins' work involves audience participation. Although an exhibition of Hutchins' work is currently on view in the museum, the works shown in the Perspectives program will be constructions that are not a part of the exhibition and that allow for more direct audience participation.

Most of the works in Wednesday's presentation will be artistic constructions made from basic materials that are held together by magnetic attraction. Audience members will be encouraged to rearrange the pieces of these constructions.

Estera Milman, director of the museum's Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Art collection, said: "In her art Hutchins looks for interactions with people that involve equality instead of hierarchy, so that the artist is not telling the audience what to do or what to think, but to create the work for themselves."

"Alice Hutchins: Arenas for Happening" will be on view in the museum until May 10. Although many magnetic constructions are included, the exhibition also contains some two-dimensional works from earlier in Hutchins' career.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for the 1997-98 Perspectives series at the UI Museum of Art through the University of Iowa Foundation.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day of the Perspectives program. Admission is free.

4/3/98