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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 6, 2003

KSUI, Friends Present Classical Guitarist De Innocentis Oct. 13

The University of Iowa's classical radio station, KSUI 91.7 FM, Eble Music, the Iowa City Guitar Foundation and Trinity Episcopal Church, will co-sponsor a free concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 320 E. College St. in Iowa City. Performing at the event is one of the finest guitarists in the world, the Italian born Antonio de Innocentis.

The concert will be broadcast on KSUI's "Know the Score" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 with a rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 29.

De Innocentis will play works by Ponce, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Turina, Duarte, Barrios-Mangore and Paganini and will present the world premiere of "Habanera and Sarabande" by Cedar Rapids composer John Bent.

has played throughout Europe and made his American debut in California in 2000. He has premiered works by some of the finest guitar composers in the world including the world premiere of "Twelve Studies, Op. 140" by John Duarte at the Sixth Oatridge International Guitar Festival in Scotland and the American premiere of "Bless Me, Ultima" by Larry Cooperman at the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention 2001, in La Jolla, Calif.

On Oct. 11, de Innocentis will open for the Kansas City Guitar society at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Elliot Fisk calls de Innocentis "astounding." Composer John Duarte says de Innocentis is "a remarkable artist, one who must be included in the upper echelon of today's guitarists." Classical Guitar Magazine says, "This guitarist is world class, of that there can be no doubt."

For more information on de Innocentis, visit his website at: www.AntonioDeInnocentis.com.

STORY SOURCE: University News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

CONTACT: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu; Program: Nancy Hagen 319-335-5730, nancy-agen@uiowa.edu