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Release: March 1, 2002

La Fosse Baroque Ensemble performs family concert March 9

As part of the Target Community Concert Series, the University of Iowa Arts Share program will present a performance of the La Fosse Baroque Ensemble at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Clapp Recital Hall. Admission will be free to children and seniors. A $1 donation is suggested for adults attending the performance.

The La Fosse Baroque Ensemble, founded in 1985, is directed by Leopold La Fosse, head of the string area at the UI School of Music. La Fosse has twice been a Fulbright Lecturer in Brazil and also does research in string pedagogy. He continues to tour in the United States and abroad.

The ensemble is essentially a small string orchestra made up of current and former UI students and UI music faculty. The group specializes in the performance of music from the Baroque period in music, roughly 1600 to 1750, and the early Classic period.

They perform using copies of authentic Baroque instruments and bows. This enables them to play their instruments in the same manner as performers of the Baroque period, which in turn makes possible a historically appropriate style of performance.

The UI Arts Share program provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools and community organizations. The 2001-02 Arts Share roster includes more than 70 faculty and graduate students in music, theater, dance, the visual arts and creative writing.

UI Arts Share and Target Stores began a partnership in 1995 designed to sponsor field trips, dance workshops and performances for children in the Iowa City area. “Last year we discovered that the Target Community Concert Series really fills a need in the community for family oriented arts performances,” says Diane Kenney Handler, Arts Share director. “The time and format are perfect for children, at an affordable price.”

For more information about the Arts Share program, call Handler at (319) 335-1618 or send an e-mail to d-kenney-handler@uiowa.edu. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Arts Share office in advance.

For information on UI arts events, visit < http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa >. The Arts Share web site is <http://www.uiowa.edu/artsshare/home.htm>. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu>.