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Release: Feb. 25, 2002
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
DISCUSSION OF ST. MATTHEW PASSION MARCH 3 -- The University of
Iowa School of Religion, the UI School of Music and Lutheran Campus Ministry
will present Matthew, Bach and Jesus Death: Interpretive Variations
on a Religious Theme at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in Harper Hall of
Voxman Music Building on the UI campus.
The panel discussion is presented in conjunction with a performance of J.S.
Bachs St. Matthew Passion by the University of Iowa Symphony
and Choruses under the direction of Timothy Stalter, to be given at 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 in the UI Hancher Auditorium. Both the panel discussion and
the performance will be free and open to the public.
Panelists on March 3 will be Stalter, who is head of choral activities, and
musicologist Gregory Barnett from the School of Music; David Klemm and George
Nickelsburg from the School of Religion; and Rabbi Jeffrey Portman from the
Agudas Achim Congregation in Iowa City.
In recent times, the St. Matthew Passion has generated significant controversy,
due to both the texts suggestion that Jews were responsible for the
death of Jesus, and the musical portrayal of the Jews in Bachs score.
The panel will address questions related to the controversy, including In
what ways is Matthews passion narrative the story of our hero,
ourselves and the other? and How do the
text and music of Bachs Passion nuance the story?
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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