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Release: Feb. 23, 2001

UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

LECTURE AND RECITAL BY UI GRAD FEB. 28 & MARCH 2 -- Maria Teresa Madeira, a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Music from Brazil, will return to the UI campus for a lecture and recital Feb. 28 and March 2.

She will speak on "Brazilian Music: Influences and Characteristics" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building. Madeira will focus on the rhythmic elements of music from the different cultures from Europe and Africa that enriched and influenced Brazilian music in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Madeira will give a recital with flutist Tadeu Coelho, a member of the UI School of Music faculty who is also from Brazil, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 in Harper Hall. They will perform music by Sergei Prokofiev, Frank Martin, Henri Dutilleux, Margareth Cornils and Demersseman.

Both the lecture and the recital will be free and open to the public.

Madeira received a master’s degree in piano performance from the UI in 1993. Since then she has been a very active teacher and performer in South America and the United States, appearing in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and concerto performances with symphony orchestras. In February and March she is touring the Midwest, with performances in Iowa City, Chicago and Madison. She has recorded 11 CDs of Brazilian music.

Coelho joined the UI music faculty in 1997. An international touring artist sponsored by the Miyazawa Flute Company, he has appeared as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the Americas. His performances have consistently earned high critical praise. Following a series of concerts in Brazil, one critic commented that he "played with musicality and beautiful sound. His virtuosity and clear performance are remarkable."

Coelho performs a wide range of repertoire, with special interest in the music of Latin America. His CD recording of the music of Brazilian composers was released on Tempo Primo in 1995, and he also recorded works by Thomas Delio on 3D Classics. His new CD of 20th-century Mexican flute music was released in the spring of 1999 and is available, along with Coelho’s other recordings, from Eble Music in downtown Iowa City.

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

For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu>.

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UI THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL -- The University of Iowa department of theatre arts will spotlight the work of many undergraduate student playwrights in the 10-Minute Play Festival, at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 6-8 in the David Thayer Theatre of the UI Theatre Building.

Supervising faculty member Dare Clubb says, "The UI undergraduate 10-Minute Play Festival is a great evening for theater-goers interested in surprising and adventurous new work. It’s a very popular event here at the department of theatre arts, traditionally drawing large crowds for every performance. The playwrights are wonderfully talented -- eight new voices that we’ll be hearing about in the years to come."

Scripts presented in this year’s festival will be "Generations," by Mike Cassady, directed by Brad Smith; "Shoes: The Musical" by Spencer Griffin, directed by Mike Brooke; "Sweet Dreams" by Cara Simone, directed by Lindi Roelofse; "Father Nature," by Will Nedved, directed by Scott Arnold; "Talking In a Chicago Park" by Mike Avella, directed by Kirk Klemme; "Little Children" by Neil Campbell, directed by Joe Hiatt; "Avalanche" by Sarah Greer, directed by Lynn Anderson; and "3 Toasts" by Ryan Greenlaw, directed by William Barbour.

The department of theatre arts is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts.

Admission to the 10-Minute Play Festival will be $5 ($3 for UI students, senior citizens and audience members 17 and younger) at the door.

For UI arts information, visit this new address -- www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa -- on the World Wide Web. To receive arts news by e-mail, contact <deborahthumma@uiowa.edu>.