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Release: April 27, 2001

Annual Mother’s Day Baroque concert will be May 13 at UI Museum of Art

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Art will present its annual Mother’s Day concert by the La Fosse Baroque Ensemble at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

The performance will be free and open to the public. This concert will mark the sixth year that the La Fosse Ensemble has played a concert in the museum on Mother’s Day.

The program will comprise the Concerto for two violas by Georg Philipp Telemann, the Concerto in C-minor for oboe and violin and Suite No. 2 for flute and orchestra by J.S. Bach, and the Cello Concerto in B-flat by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The soloists will be Barrett Stoll and Mitchell Bennett, viola; Mark Weiger, oboe; Leopold La Fosse, violin; Antonio Guimaraes, flute; and Jackie Emery, cello.

The La Fosse Baroque Ensemble is made up of current and former UI students and UI music faculty. The group plays music from the Baroque period, roughly 1600 to 1750, and the early Classic period. They perform using copies of authentic Baroque instruments and bows. This enables them to play their instruments in the same manner as performers of the Baroque period, which in turn makes possible a historically appropriate style of performance.

The group is directed by La Fosse, a professor in the UI School of Music.

La Fosse has taught violin in the UI School of Music since 1972. He has twice been to Brazil as a Fulbright lecturer and returns annually to perform, teach and give master classes. He continues an active international career as soloist and chamber musician, with tours in the United States, Europe, South America and Russia. He has had performances at Wigmore Hall in London, Sala Cecilia Mireles in Rio de Janeiro, Town Hall in New York, and the National Gallery, Phillips Gallery and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Since coming to Iowa in 1988 Weiger has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Austria, France and Italy, presented two recitals in Carnegie Hall in New York, been a finalist in nine international competitions, won First Prize in the Queens Philharmonic Concerto Competition (NY), and presented solo recitals with many notable artists. He is a founding member of the double reed quartet WiZARDS!, which has released three CDs.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for events at the UI Museum of Art during the 2000-2001 season, through the University of Iowa Foundation.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts.

For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu>.