CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
FINAL PIANO RECITAL IN SCHUBERT SERIES MARCH 15 -- Pianist Daniel Shapiro
will play the last of a series of four recitals celebrating the 200th anniversary
of the birth of Viennese composer Franz Schubert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March
15, in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.
Schubert, who was born Jan. 31, 1797, is being celebrated throughout
the music world this year with concerts, symposia, lectures, recordings
and other events. Shapiro's program for the March 15 recital will feature
the Four Impromptus, D. 935, and one of Schubert's last completed works,
the Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960.
The son of a Viennese schoolmaster, Schubert was the only native of
Vienna among the many Classic composers associated with that city. His
life was short -- he died at the age of 31 -- but extraordinarily productive.
The numbered list of his works reaches 998, including more than 600 songs,
seven completed symphonies, many pieces of chamber music and works for
A member of the UI School of Music faculty, Shapiro captivated local
classical music audiences in 1995 when he accomplished the remarkable feat
of playing all 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven from memory in a series of
Before coming to the UI in 1992, Shapiro had won several piano competitions,
including the American Pianists Association Beethoven Fellowship Award,
the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition and the International
Piano Recording Competition. He also received the top award in the William
Kapell International Piano Competition.
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UI HANCHER BOX OFFICE CLOSES FOR SPRING BREAK MARCH 22-30 -- The Hancher
Auditorium box office at the University of Iowa will be closed Saturday,
March 22, through Sunday, March 30, for UI spring break.
The box office will resume its regular business hours Monday, March
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
From the local calling area or outside Iowa, dial (319) 335-1160. Long
distance within Iowa and western Illinois is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER.
Fax to (319) 353-2284.
People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services
should dial (319) 335-1158. The line is equipped with TDD for people with
hearing impairment who use that technology.