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April 9, 2007

UI Museum of Art Hosts Art-Song Concert April 22

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will present a Sunday matinee concert, "Lieder and Mélodie: Romantic Art Song of the 19th Century," at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in the museum's Lasansky Room and Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium.

The concert, which is part of the "Music at the Museum" series at the UIMA, will be free and open to the public.

The program is directed by Shari Rhoads, an opera coach and a member of the faculty at the UI School of Music. The April 22 matinee performance will feature UI students and alumni vocalists including baritones Bryce Weber and Jonathan Struve, tenor Quiliano Anderson and soprano Heather Youngquist.

"Lieder" and "mélodie" are the German and French words for "songs." They are used to represent the distinctive art-song traditions in the two languages, particularly during the Romantic era of the 19th century. The program April 22 will feature pieces for voice and piano by Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Ravel and Debussy.

"One of the greatest marriages in the music world is that of music and voice," Rhoads said. "We can't really talk about accompaniment, but rather the pieces become a marriage between text and music.

"The selections give the audiences access to a fantastic moment of the 19th century, when composers were drawn to voice and piano as equal partners," Rhoads said.

The final "Music at the Museum" concert for the spring season will be "Quintets in the 20th Century," at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

Rhoads joined the UI School of Music faculty as opera coach in the fall of 2000. Before arriving at the UI she taught music history at the Music conservatory in Lucerne and the Conservatory of Lausanne in Switzerland and served as conductor and coach at the opera theater in Darmstadt, Germany, the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, Spain, and the Teatro de las Zarzuela in Madrid. For more information, see http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/bios/VOICErhoads.htm

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.

For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web.

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.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to http://list.uiowa.edu/archives/acr-news.html, click the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions.

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; cell: 319-541-2846; peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.