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April 18, 2006

Annual Music Honors Program Offers Variety Show April 29

The University of Iowa School of Music will present its annual Honors Convocation, showcasing winners of the school's chamber music competition, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

This concert event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The 2006 Honors Convocation Program at the UI School of Music will be a true variety show featuring music from Brahms and Mozart to 'Beethoven's Bossa Nova.' All the performers are scholarship recipients and are the selected winners of the annual School of Music chamber music competition.

The complete musical program will be:

-- the first movement of the Piano Trio No 1. in B major, op. 8. by Johannes Brahms;

-- two movements from the Quintet in E-flat major for winds and piano, K452, by Mozart;

-- 'Heaven' from Woodwind Quintet No. 2 by Miguel del Aguila;

-- Three movements from the Serenade in C major for string trio, op. 10, by Ernst Dohnanyi;

-- "Beethoven's Bossa Nova" for woodwind quintet by Terence Greaves; and

-- "The Dragon Slithers/Tiger Leaps and Rolling Walnuts Medley" for an ensemble of Chinese drums.

The intermission will include the Convocation Ceremony in which our generous donors, 72 scholarship recipients, and winning faculty will be honored.

Mark Weiger, associate director of the School of Music and the coordinator of the Honors Concert, commented, "This event is an arena in which the School of Music can acknowledge our best students in performance and academics, identify and recognize the accomplishments, awards, grants, recordings and publications of our faculty.

"The Honors Convocation will feature an awards ceremony within a marvelous concert presentation by the winners of the chamber music competition. The program will include a brass quintet, a wind trio and sextet, and string duo and trio, and two vocal ensemble works. All of the performers on the program are scholarship recipients.

"It's a great pleasure for us to provide a showcase for these outstanding students. It's an opportunity to recognize the great contributions they make to the school, to share their talents with the public and at the same time to provide them with another step toward their development as professional musicians."

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.