CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 28, 2000
Benefit concert will aid Iraqi children
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa student group Iowans for Peace
with Iraq will hold a fund-raising public concert to benefit Iraqi children
at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at the St. Paul Lutheran Chapel and University Student
Center, 404 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City.
Admission is free and donations are welcome. All proceeds from the concert
will be used to purchase medical supplies for Al Mansour Pediatric Hospital
in Baghdad, Iraq.
Oleg Timofeyev, professor of Russian, and Nancy Hagen, producer, WSUI and
KSUI radio stations, will perform 16th century lute songs and the local Iowa
Guitar Trio group of Dan Caraway, John Rogers, and Timofeyev will perform
19th century salon music. The program will include cello and guitar performances
and feature music by J.S. Bach, George F. Handel, L. Boccherini and others.
"Every month, roughly 5,000 young Iraqi children die from curable or
preventable diseases that may in part be due to what many attribute to the
United Nation's economic sanctions against Iraq. UNICEF says since 1990, at
least 500,000 Iraqi children under five have died as a result of the sanctions
and the effects of the Persian Gulf War," said Elena Perkhounkova, a
UI graduate student and Iowans for Peace with Iraq member.
Donations may be sent to: Iowans for Peace with Iraq, c/o Student Activities
Center, Iowa Memorial Union, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242.
Hagen is trained in voice performance, has performed with the Quad City
Mozart Festival; the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Metropolitan Chorale; and the University
of Iowa Symphony Orchestra.
Timofeyev has a master's degree in early music performance and his two-part
recording, "Golden Age of the Russian Guitar," has received critical
acclaim. The Timofeyev Duo of Oleg and his mother Natalia Timofeyev, a master
cellist, is also scheduled to perform.
The concert has been organized by Iowans for Peace with Iraq, a local group
of UI students and the Iowa City community members and has been made possible
through support from the UI Student Government, the Newman Catholic Student
Center, Wesley Foundation, and several other on- and off-campus organizations.
For more information about the concert and student group activities, contact
the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.