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Visiting flute professor at UI School of Music will give recital March 9

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Flutist Anita Miller-Rieder, a visiting faculty member at the UI School of Music, will play works that emphasize the flute's singing qualities, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The program will include pieces written as songs, in which Miller-Rieder will play the voice part on her flute, as well as pieces that make use of lyrical, or song-like, melodies, along with major works from the flute repertoire.

Performing with Miller-Rieder on the March 9 recital will be pianist Deborah Masloski and cellist Carey Bostian. The performance will be free and open to the public.

The actual songs will appear in two places on the program. Near the beginning, Miller-Rieder will play two songs by Samuel Barber that were based on poems by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and she will close the program will Debussy's "Beau Soir" ("Beautiful evening"). Together with the Barber songs she will play his "Canzone" ("Song"), an arrangement for flute and piano of the lyrical slow movement from Barber's Piano Concerto.

Miller-Rieder will open the program with "Cantabile et Presto," which means "singing and fast," by Romanian composer George Enescu. Later she will play Prokofiev's Sonata in D major for flute and piano, a large, four-movement work that is regarded as one of the essential works of the flute repertoire.

Other works on the program will be "Assobio a Jato" ("The jet whistle") for flute and cello of Heitor Villa-Lobos, a virtuoso challenge for both flutist and cellist; and "East Wind" for solo flute by Shulamit Ran, which was composed for the 1988 Young Artist Competition of the National Flute Association.

Miller-Rieder performs both modern and historical flutes. She is a member of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble and is featured on the recording of "A Vivaldi Concert" on the Cedille label. She also plays with the Chicago Symphony and is a member of the Lake Forest (Ill.) Symphony. She is also a member of the Kithara Trio with cellist Jill Kaeding and harpist Faye Seeman. The trio has premiered commissioned works, and will be a featured ensemble at the 1997 National Flute Association convention in Chicago.

Miller-Rieder performed in recital at Orchestra Hall in Chicago as a winner of the Rose Faye Thomas competition, sponsored by the Chicago Musicians Club of Women and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Centenniary Committee. She also was a winner of the 1995 Baroque Flute Artist competition sponsored by the National Flute Association.

Chicago Tribune music critic John von Rhein praised her "fluent, warmly rounded, subtly colored playing of the transverse flute."

She is completing a doctorate in flute performance from Northwestern University and holds a master's degree from Indiana University, where she also received the coveted performer's certificate. She received a Fulbright Scholarship for study in London for the 1995-96 year.

A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, Masloski has also studied at the Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg, Germany, and the University of Colorado. She has won several competitions, resulting in concert appearances in the United States and Europe. She has appeared as soloist with the Colorado Springs Orchestra, the Albuquerque Symphony and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. She is currently an active soloist and chamber musician in the Chicago area, where she directs a piano studio.

Masloski has been on the faculty of Lake Forest (Ill.) College, the Merit Music Program and the Jemez School in New Mexico, and she has been an artist-in-residence at the California State University Arts Festival. She is completing her doctorate in piano performance at Northwestern University.

Carey Bostian is associate principal cellist of the Cedar Rapids Symphony. He is currently completing both a Master of Fine Arts degree in orchestral conducting and a doctorate in cello performance at the UI School of Music, where he was named the 1994-95 Peltzer Fellow in strings.