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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 26, 2003

UI Chamber Orchestras Present Family Concert Dec. 7

The Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and the All-University String Orchestra will present a free concert under the direction of UI graduate students Margaret Licon, Enaldo Oliviera and John Winzenburg, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The concert is part of the Target Family Concert series presented by the UI Arts Share program and supported by a grant from Target Stores, Inc. Other events in the Target Family Concert series will be performances by the Oddbar Jazz Ensemble in Clapp Recital Hall Dec. 14; the Maia String Quartet in Clapp Recital Hall Jan. 24, 2004; and Dancers In Company in Space Place Theater March 6, 2004.

The first half of the concert will feature the All-University String Orchestra. John Winzenburg will conduct the "Mini Concerto Grosso" of Claudio Santoro; Margaret Licon will conduct the Sinfonietta for Strings of Harold Genzmer; and Enaldo Oliviera will conduct Osvaldo Lacera's "Pequena Suite" (Little suite) and Bela Bartok's "Romanian Folk Dances."

After a brief intermission Margaret Licon will lead the Philharmonica Chamber Orchestra in a performance of the Overture from "Iphegie in Aulis" by Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Enaldo Oliviera will conduct four orchestral movements from "The Damnation of Faust" by Hector Berlioz.

Oliveira has a bachelor's degree in violin performance from Santa Marcelina College in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a master's degree from Sao Paulo University. He served as string coordinator at Tom Jobim Music University and as pedagogical coordinator of the Guri Project for the Cultural State Secretary of Sao Paulo. He is currently in his second year of the doctoral program in orchestral conducting at the UI, where he studies with William LaRue Jones. He has recently been appointed as the music director and conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra at the Greater Cedar Rapids Youth Orchestras.

A native of California, Licon received bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Fresno and a doctorate in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University. She served as director of choral activities at Glendale Community College in Arizona and as director of music at Wenatchee College in Washington. A choral clinician and adjudicator, Licon has also served as minister of music in various churches in California, Arizona and Washington. She began the UI doctoral program in orchestral conducting with Jones in the fall of 2002.

Winzenburg is in his third year of the doctoral program in orchestral conducting at the UI. He received a master's degree in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He conducted both choirs and community/high school orchestras in the Twin Cities area before moving to Iowa City. Winzenburg also holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies from Hamline University and spent eight years in China, Japan and Taiwan as a language student, journalist, and jazz/rock musician. Since 2001 he has attended conducting workshops both in Iowa City and the People's Republic of China.

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. William LaRue Jones is director of orchestral studies at the UI School of Music.

The concert by the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and All-University String Orchestra is 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 Leslie Finer at 335-1618, or access the Arts Share website at www.uiowa.edu/artsshare.

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

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