CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
VISITING FLUTIST AT SCHOOL OF MUSIC NOV. 7 and 8 -- Joshua Smith, who
holds the Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft chair as principal flutist
of the Cleveland Orchestra, will be a visiting artist at the University
of Iowa School of Music Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8.
His visit includes a recital at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 and a master class on
orchestral music for flute beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 8. Both events will
be in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building and will be open to the
public free of charge.
Appearing with Smith for the Nov. 7 recital will be flutist Tadeu Coelho,
a member of the School of Music faculty, and pianist Lucia Barrenchea,
a doctoral student in the School of Music. The recital program will comprise
"Folies de Espagne" for solo flute by Marin Marais; Paul Hindemith's
Canonic Duet for two flutes; Frank Martin's "Ballade" for flute
and piano; Robert Schumann's "Three Romances"; and an arrangement
for piano and flute of Carl Nielsen's Concerto for Flute.
Smith's visit to the UI is made possible by a grant from the Brannen-Cooper
Fund, administered by the Brannen-Cooper Flute Co. of Boston, Mass.
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INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM/WRITERS' WORKSHOP READING NOV. 8 -- Lithuanian
novelist and poet Jurate Sucylaite and writer Cara Wall will read at 5
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Prairie Lights Books 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown
Iowa City. The reading is sponsored by the University of Iowa International
Writing Program (IWP) and the UI Writers' Workshop.
Sucylaite's first novel was published when she was 17 years old. She
is now a practicing psychiatrist as well as a member of the Lithuanian
Writers' Union. In addition to the novel, she has published a book of essays,
and three books of poems.
Wall is a graduate student in the UI Writers' Workshop.
The IWP is a unique organization that each year brings together established
writers from all over the globe. This year 19 writers from 18 countries
are spending three months at the UI.
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SUSAN MINOT READS AT PRAIRIE LIGHTS NOV. 11 -- Novelist Susan Minot
will read from her new book, "Evening," at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 11 at Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.
The reading will be broadcast on "Live from Prairie Lights,"
originating on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.
Writer Joan Didion says "Susan Minot's 'Evening' is her best work
yet -- assured, supple, exhilarating in its nerve and cool momentum."
And fiction writer Tom McGuane says "'Evening' vindicates the wildest
assertions any of us have made about Susan Minot's talent. It's a wonderful,
truthful, heartbreaking book."
Minot's other books include "Monkeys," "Lust" and
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LECTURE ON COMPOSER AARON COPLAND NOV. 13 -- Jennifer DeLapp, a visiting
musicology faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Music, will
speak on "Copland in the '50s" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in
Room 1027 of the UI Voxman Music Building.
DeLapp's lecture, which is part of the Colloquium series sponsored by
the musicology area of the UI School of Music, will be free and open to
DeLapp holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan, where she
wrote a dissertation on "Copland in the '50s: Music and Ideology in
the McCarthy Era." As part of her research she studied files that
the FBI and other federal agencies kept on Copland during the McCarthy
She received the 1998 Dissertation Prize from the Sonneck Society for
American Music. She had previously received several awards and fellowships
for her research, including a Rackham Dean's Dissertation Fellowship from
the University of Michigan, research grants and a scholarship from the
Center for the Education of Women.
Prior to coming to the UI DeLapp taught at Bowling Green State University
in Ohio. She has presented lectures on her Copland research and other subjects
in American music at universities and scholarly meetings and has an article
on Copland forthcoming in a book series, "Cross Currents in Religion