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March 27, 2006

Cellist Arnone And Pianist Lovelace Explore 'Forgotten Romance' April 9

Cellist Anthony Arnone from the University of Iowa and pianist Timothy Lovelace will join together to perform a free recital that includes some "Forgotten Romance" at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

In this case, "Forgotten Romance" does not actually have to do with lost loves; it is in fact the title of a CD that Arnone and Lovelace recently recorded, and that will be released May 1. The "Romance" of the title refers to music of the Romantic era -- roughly the 19th century.

And "Forgotten," Arnone said, means "unknown works by famous composers" -- in this case, Four Pieces for cello and piano by Max Bruch, who is much better known for this "Scottish Fantasy" and two concertos for violin and orchestra, and his "Kol Nidrei" for cello and orchestra.

Other works on the April 9 recital program will be Beethoven's Variations in G major for cello and piano; the Sonata No. 2 for cello and piano by Gabriel Faure; and the "Grand Tango" of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

It is symptomatic of the time required to make a recording that the "Forgotten Romance" was recorded nearly two years ago, in May 2004. It was recorded in Clapp Recital Hall, which is often used for that purpose when the hall isn't needed for School of Music performances. The recording was produced and engineered by Iowa City native Peter Nothnagle.

"Tim and I have played together for almost 10 years," Arnone said. "He is a wonderful chamber musician and pianist. We always look forward to the chance to get together and play music we enjoy."

Arnone is a founding member of the Meridien Trio and the Sedgwick String Quartet, which regularly performs at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C. He was principal cellist of the Madison Symphony in Wisconsin 1996-2001, was a member of the Orchestra Philharmonique de Nice and the Wichita Symphony, and was principal cellist of the Spoleto Festival in Italy 1992-1997.

Arnone has taught master classes and performed across the country and currently teaches summers at the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina and the Stonybrook Music Festival in New York. Before coming to the UI, he held a faculty position at Ripon College in Wisconsin where he taught cello and bass, music theory and chamber music, and conducted the orchestra.

Lovelace heads the collaborative piano program at the University of Minnesota. Active as an ensemble pianist, soloist, conductor and continuo player, he most often concertizes as a collaborative pianist, having appeared with Miriam Fried, Alban Gerhardt, Emma Johnson, Pekka Kuusisto, Joe Lovano, Robert Mann, Paul Neubauer, the Pacifica String Quartet and Paquito D'Rivera, among others. For 11 summers he has been a staff pianist at the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute, where he has played in the classes of Barbara Bonney, Christoph Eschenbach, Thomas Hampson, Christa Ludwig, Yo-Yo Ma and other distinguished artist/teachers.

Lovelace's concert appearances have included performances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Philadelphia's Trinity Center and Columbia University's Miller Theatre; on Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series and chamber music series sponsored by the Chicago, Cincinnati, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. An advocate for new music, Lovelace has given premieres of compositions by Osvaldo Golijov and has recorded for the Albany and Boston Records labels.

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.