WRITER: NATALIE ALLEN
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
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Release: April 27, 2001
Annual Mothers Day Baroque concert will be May 13 at UI Museum of
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Art will present its
annual Mothers 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 Mothers 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
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.
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