CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
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Release: Nov. 8, 2002
NUTCRACKER SUITE WILL BE PART OF NOV. 24 FAMILY CONCERT
The Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and the All University String Orchestra
from the University of Iowa School of Music will jointly present the second
of two concerts featuring music for children, including Tchaikovskys
popular Nutcracker Suite, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Clapp
Recital Hall on the UI campus. The concert will be under the direction of
graduate conducting students in the UI School of Music.
The All-University String Orchestra will play four pieces for the first half
of the program: Concerto sesto aus by Giuseppe Valentini, conducted
by Jean Montes; the String Symphony No. 12, written at the age of 14 by Felix
Mendelssohn, conducted by Margaret Licon; Benjamin Brittens Simple
Symphony, conducted by Enaldo Oliveira; and Jarabe by Emmanuel
Arias, conducted by Montes.
After intermission, the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra will play two pieces:
the Poet and Peasant: Overture by Franz von Suppe, conducted by
Ju Choel Wang; and Tchaikovskys Nutcracker Suite, conducted
The performance of the Nutcracker Suite will feature dancers
from the UI Dance Forum and choreography by Grace Snider.
The Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and the All-University String Orchestra
are part of the orchestra program of the UI School of Music, which includes
the University Symphony and three chamber orchestras.
The childrens concerts by the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra are part
of the Target Fall Community Concert Series presented by the UI Arts Share
program and supported by a grant from Target Stores, Inc.
A program of the UI Division of Performing Arts, Arts Share provides artistic
resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools, local art councils,
community arts associations, museums, senior citizen centers and other organizations
throughout Iowa and the surrounding region. The Arts Share roster includes
nearly 100 faculty and graduate students in music, theater, dance, the visual
arts and creative writing.
For more information about the Target Fall Community Concert Series or Arts
Share, contact Diane Kenney Handler at 335-1618 or email@example.com,
or access the Arts Share website at www.uiowa.edu/artsshare.
The concert is presented free of charge, with a $1 suggested donation for
adults. Children age 17 and under and seniors 65 and over are free.
Arts Share and the UI School of Music are part of the Division of Performing
Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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/.
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