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Release: Feb. 2, 2001
Israeli consular official will introduce Israel Camerata
concert in UI Hancher Auditorium
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Feb. 13 concert by the Israel
Camerata Jerusalem and pianist
Ilya Itin in the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium will include an official
greeting from the state of Israel. David Roet, deputy consul at the Midwest
Consulate General of Israel in Chicago, will be on hand to introduce the concert
from the Hancher stage on behalf of the Israeli government.
Roet, who was born in Israel but spent part of his
youth in the United States, is a graduate of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
He was previously stationed at the Israeli Embassy
in Seoul, Korea, where he served as deputy chief of mission, in charge of
political, economic and press affairs. For three years he was a counselor
in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs South East Asia division, where he
worked to improve Israels delicate relations with South East Asias
Moslem countries, with which Israel has no diplomatic ties.
Under the direction of Avner Biron, the Israel Camerata
Jerusalem will perform Haydns Symphony No. 78 in C minor; two works
by Mozart, the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major,
K. 595 with Itin, and the Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201; and "Prayer,"
written for the Israel Camerata Jerusalem by Israeli composer Tzvi Avni.
The Israel Camerata Jerusalem, described in the New
York Times as "the best of the new generation of Israeli ensembles"
and in the Cleveland Plain Dealer as "dashingly virtuosic," is a
particular showcase for Russian emigres. More than a dozen of the orchestras
36 members held positions as soloists in many of the renowned orchestras of
the former Soviet Union.
Eye Surgeons Associates P.C. is the corporate sponsor
of this event, through the University of Iowa Foundation.
Tickets are available from the Hancher box office:
(319) 335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER
For UI arts information, visit this new address --
www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa -- on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by
e-mail, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Learn about the Israel Camerata
Jerusalem and Ilya Itin, visit at <http://www.jwentworth.com/iscam/ >.