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Feb. 19 IPTV documentary previews new Ying Quartet residency at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- IPTV will re-broadcast "The Ying Quartet: An Iowa
Experience," a documentary about the Ying Quartet's two-year residency
in Jesup, Iowa, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The broadcast comes just
a few days before the string quartet begins a new, two-week residency at the
University of Iowa.
The Ying Quartet will be in residence at the UI Feb. 24-March 7, culminating
with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, in Clapp Recital Hall, part of Hancher
Auditorium's 1996-97 Gazette Chamber Music Series.
The Ying Quartet residency will include numerous performances at the UI Hospitals
and Clinics through the Project Art program, as well as master classes and
mini-concerts at Iowa City High School, Cornell College, Ronald McDonald House
and the UI School of Music.
The Ying Quartet, winner of the 1993 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, is a classical
ensemble of siblings from Winnetka, Ill. They were in residence at Jesup through
the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residency Program.
The IPTV documentary explores their impact on the rural community, and the
impact of the experience on the musicians. The program includes a performance
of Dvorak's "American" Quartet, which was composed not far from
Jesup, in Spillville, Iowa.
The Gazette is the corporate sponsor of Hancher's Chamber Music Series, through
the University of Iowa Foundation. The Ying residency is also supported by
Chamber Music America and the Iowa Arts Council.