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Release: Nov. 20, 2002

Local student plays with University Of Iowa Symphony

(Name) of (hometown) has been selected to play (name of instrument) with the University of Iowa Symphony for its next performance, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Hancher Auditorium on the UI campus.

(Name), a (class standing) at the UI, is a graduate of (name of high school).

The Dec. 4 concert will feature “The Great Brahms Requiem,” performed with university choral groups under the direction of Timothy Stalter.

Wind players, who often perform with the university wind ensembles as well as the orchestra, are rotated in and out of the orchestra from concert to concert, depending on the works programmed for each date.

The orchestra, conducted by William LaRue Jones, presents the Signature Series of five major concerts in Hancher Auditorium during the year, as well as free concerts on campus and on tour in Iowa. The current season opened Sept. 18 with “Voyage,” an interplanetary voyage in music that included “Krypton” by Cedar Rapids native Michael Daugherty and “The Planets” by Gustave Holst.

Remaining concerts in the Signature Series -- all held at 8 p.m. in Hancher Auditorium -- will be:

--Wednesday, Feb. 26: “The French Legacy: Celebrating Berlioz’s 200th Birthday,” featuring “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Paul Dukas; “Elegy” by Gabriel Faure, with cellist Anthony Arnone; and Berlioz’s “Symphony Fantastique”; and

--Wednesday, April 23: “Experience Mahler,” featuring the Lenore Overture No. 3 of Beethoven and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with soprano Rachel Joselson.

General seating ticket prices for the concerts in the Signature Series are $7 for general admission ($5 for seniors and $3 for UI students and youth). Tickets are available from the Hancher Auditorium Box Office.

Hancher Auditorium box office business 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.

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.

Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher’s website: <http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher>. 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: <hancherboxoffice@uiowa.edu>.

The School of Music is 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/. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student from your community or readership area will play with the University Symphony. Students’ names are listed below, alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first. After each hometown name, the listing provides each student’s name, the instrument the student plays in the orchestra and class standing at the UI. If the student provided this information, the name of the high school they graduated from is given in parenthesis. Please note that these listings are based on information provided by the students; some listings may not be complete.

IOWA

IOWA CITY: Bryan Hardester, tuba, graduate

GEORGIA

COLUMBUS: Michael Helman, horn, graduate

ILLINOIS

ELMHURST: Betsy Skat, horn, freshman
HOMER GLEN: Meghan Fulton, horn, senior
STERLING: Shandra Feldhouse, clarinet, graduate

LOUSIANA

SLIDELL: Adrienne Dieterich, flute, graduate (Northshore High School)

MINNESOTA

MINNETONKA: Katherine Payne, bassoon, junior
OAKDALE: Anne Guthrie, horn, sophomore

PENNSYLVANIA

MANHEIM: Laveena Sollenberger, clarinet, graduate

TEXAS

ROUND ROCK: Brian Vanderschaaf, oboe, junior