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Feb. 6, 2004

Woodwind Quintet Performs At UI Museum Of Art Feb. 19

The Court Hill Woodwind Quintet from Iowa City will perform at the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Members of the quintet are lu hileman, flute; Christy Curry Hoyland, oboe; Betty Adams, clarinet; Russ Lenth, horn; and Pete Trotter, bassoon.

In keeping with the theme of the exhibition now on display at the UIMA, "American Tableaux: Selections from the Collection of Walker Art Center," the quintet's UIMA performance will focus on pieces written by 20th-century American composers.

The program will include woodwind quintet arrangements of a wide variety of music: "Pavanne" by Morton Gould and "Preludes" by George Gershwin; dance suites by Denes Agay and Paul Valjean; a suite of American folk tunes arranged by Kazimierz Machala; familiar tunes including "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin and "The Pink Panther" by Henry Mancini; and the marches "Washington Post" and "The Liberty Bell" by John Phillip Sousa.

The quintet was formed in 1993 after hileman and Lenth performed together in the orchestra for an Iowa City Community Theater production of "The King and I." "We decided it would be fun to start a quintet," Lenth said.

In addition to performing at the UIMA once before, the quintet has also performed at the UI Hospital Atrium, Zion Lutheran Church, the Unitarian Universalist Society, Kirkwood Community College and retirement centers.

"American Tableaux," on view at the UIMA through April 25, is an exhibition of 62 paintings, sculptures, installations, prints and photographs on loan from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Included are works by 55 20th-century American artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, David Hockney, Tom Wesselman and Kara Walker.

"American Tableaux" was organized by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. It is made possible by generous support from the Dain Rauscher Foundation and Marshall Field's Project Imagine.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu; Writer: Krystle Johnson