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Release: Oct. 2, 2001
KSUI to welcome 'St. Paul Sunday,' Bill McGlaughlin Oct. 14
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- KSUI welcomes "St. Paul Sunday" and host Bill
McGlaughlin on Sunday, Oct. 14 to Clapp Recital Hall at the University of Iowa.
The St. Paul Sunday event begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 and will feature
the Iowa Woodwind Quintet from the UI School of Music.
Broadcast at 8 a.m. Sundays on KSUI 91.7 FM, UI's public radio station,
"St. Paul Sunday" is the most popular and widely distributed weekly
classical music program produced by public radio, heard on 218 stations nationwide
and on the Internet.
The series brings classical artists directly into the studio for performances
and conversation, providing intimate access to how music is created at its
highest level. "St. Paul Sunday" is also committed to presenting
emerging new talent and has succeeded in reviving radio's role as a home for
new classical music.
The Iowa Woodwind Quintet has been in existence at the UI School of Music
since about 1932. Its current members -- Tadeu Coelho, flute; Mark Weiger,
oboe; Maurita Murphy Mead, clarinet; Kristin Thelander, horn; and Benjamin
Coelho, bassoon -- are all members of the UI School of Music faculty.
The Quintet will play portions of five works during the Oct. 14 performance
and discussion with McGlaughlin: "Variacoes Serias" (Serious variations)
by Ronaldo Miranda; two movements from Alvin Etler's Quintet No. 2; "Back
in Time" and "Heaven" from the Wind Quintet No. 2 by Miguel
del Aguila; "Whitewater Rapids (Maroon Creek)" from Roaring Fork
by Eric Ewazen; and the "Contradanza" from Paquito D'Rivera's "Aires
Tropicales" (Tropical airs).
McGlaughlin is a conductor who has worked with major symphony orchestras,
most recently as the music director of the Kansas City Symphony. He has hosted
"St. Paul Sunday" since its inception in 1981. McGlaughlin's guests
have included violinist Gil Shaham, the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Garrick
Ohlsson and baritone Thomas Hampson. In 1996 the program received the highest
honor in broadcasting, the George Foster Peabody Award.
McGlaughlin's attention is now drawn toward music composition. During Continental
Harmony, a project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the
American Composers' Forum, McGlaughlin was commissioned to compose a work for
800 voices and orchestra for an international festival that brings together
choruses from five continents. The work was premiered in Missoula, Mont.,
on July 15, 2000.
Tickets for "St Paul Sunday" are $7 for adults; $5 for students,
youth and senior citizens. Call the Hancher Box Office for tickets, (319)
335-1160. The event will be recorded and broadcast one week later on KSUI.
Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance is toll-free,
1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard
or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university
bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction.
Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail at email@example.com.
People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should
dial (319) 335-1158. This number will be answered by box office personnel
prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and
seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is equipped with
TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.