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Release: Oct. 19, 2001
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
MAIA QUARTET FOR 'BREATH OF ART' NOV. 2 -- The Maia Quartet from the University
of Iowa School of Music will present a performance as part of the ongoing
"Breath of Art" series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the UI Museum
A collaborative project between the UI Museum of Art and the UI Division
of Performing Arts, "Breath of Art" is a series of musical performances
held Friday evenings in the museum. The final performance of the fall semester
will feature French horn improvisations by Jeffrey Agrell on Nov. 30.
The members of the quartet -- Amy Kuhlmann Appold and Timothy Shiu, violins;
Elizabeth Oakes, viola; and Amos Yang, cello -- are visiting faculty at the
UI School of Music, where they have been the quartet in residence since 1998.
Founded in1990, the Maia Quartet has established itself nationally with
performances in major concert halls including Alice Tully Hall in New York,
the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre in Washington, D.C., and Harris Hall at
the Aspen Music Festival. In recent years they have collaborated with other
leading chamber musicians around the world, and they have had summer teaching
engagements at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Austin Chamber Music Festival,
the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and the Cedar Rapids Symphony
The quartet has participated in a three-year project in partnership with
the Aspen Music Festival under a grant from the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest
Foundation aimed at building adult audiences. The members of the quartet have
shared their love of music with children under the auspices of Young Audiences,
Inc., and the Midori Foundation, and they have given performances for families
with children at Lincoln Center and the U.N. School in New York.
M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor
for public events at the museum during the 2001-02 season at the UI Museum
of Art, through the University of Iowa Foundation.
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is
open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday
and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking
lots west and north of the museum.
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