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Aug. 27, 2009

At A Glance

Opus Two will perform UI School of Music guest recital Sept. 4

Opus Two, the duo of violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock, will perform music by Paul Schoenfield, Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein in a free University of Iowa School of Music guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in University Capitol Centre. The new performance space for the School of Music is on the mall main floor, downtown Iowa City.

They will perform two works by Schoenfield, the Partita from 2002 and Four Souvenirs from 1989, as well as Four Moments from "Candide" by Bernstein and Beethoven's Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3.

The Four Moments from "Candide" is featured on their upcoming CD. They have also recorded an all-Schoenfield CD on the Azica label, "Souvenirs: Music of Paul Schoenfield."

Winners of the United States Information Agency's Artistic Ambassador Auditions in 1993, Opus Two embarked on a 30-concert tour of Latin America and the Caribbean, which launched them into a distinguished concert career on four continents, and appearances on NPR's "Performance Today."

Cooperstock is keyboard department chair at the University of Colorado, Terwilliger is chamber music director at the University of South Carolina. Visit

IWP participants discuss 'Teaching Writing' in Sept. 11 public event

Participants in the 2009 International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa will address "Teaching Writing" -- can writing really be taught and learned? -- in a free panel discussion at noon Friday, Sept. 11, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

The panel members will be novelist, scriptwriter, poet and translator Yahya Abdel-Latif from Egypt, novelist and critic Dung Kai Cheung from Hong Kong; fiction writer Fedosy Santaella from Venezuela; and novelist and essayist Mabrouck Rachedi from France.

Biographies of all the IWP writers are accessible at

Cello Daze includes free concerts on the UI campus Sept. 12 and 13

Cello Daze, the annual get-together of the Iowa Cello Society, will include free concerts on the University of Iowa campus Sept. 12 and 13.

Guest artists Tony Ross, principal cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra; Melissa Kraut, a former Preucil School teacher who is now a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music; and Iowa native Gregory Sauer, a faculty member at Florida State University will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in 180 Music Building West (the atrium of the former Museum of Art).

A performance by the Cello Choir -- a mass ensemble of at least 40 cellos -- at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the same location, will be followed by a reception at which the public can meet the artists.

For additional information, visit the Iowa Cello Society Web site at


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