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Aug. 30, 2007

Jack Winerock will open UI Piano Festival series Sept. 10

Pianist Jack Winerock (right), a member of the faculty at the University of Kansas who has been acclaimed by the Vienna (Austria) Zeitung as "a polished, extraordinarily sensitive artist," will present a free guest recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

Winerock, whose appearance will be part of the 2007-08 Piano Festival at the University of Iowa School of Music, will also present a free master class with UI graduate piano students at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Clapp Hall.

Winerock has received national and international acclaim for his performances, including a review in the New York Times that praised his "performance of expressive refinement and rare delicacy."

For his Iowa recital, Winerock will play music from the 19th and early 20th centuries:

--Sonatine by Maurice Ravel.
--Nocturne, op. 27 no. 2, by Frederic Chopin.
--The Sonata (1917-18) by American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes.
--The Sonata in A major, D. 959, by Franz Schubert.

A native of New York City, Winerock made his orchestral debut in 1976 with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 1979 he made his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. He has performed around the world, and in 1986 he gave the first performance of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" in the People's Republic of China.

He has recorded the Sonatas of Alexander Reinagle, the teacher of George Washington's children, for the Musical Heritage Society and the Concerto for Piano and Winds by Stravinsky for Golden Crest Records.

For more information, see Winerock's Web page at http://www2.ku.edu/~sfa/musicdance/piano/winerock/index.shtml.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Visit the UI School of Music web site at www.uiowa.edu/~music/.

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