CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 15, 2000
Pianist, former child prodigy Lorin Hollander to perform May 18
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Renowned pianist Lorin Hollander, who debuted at Carnegie
Hall when he was 11 years old, will perform from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday,
May 18 in the Main Lounge of University of Iowa's Memorial Union.
The performance, part of a lecture on "Music, the Creative Process
and the Path of Enlightenment: Guiding the Gifted through Their 'Dark Night'
to the 'Music of the Spheres,'" is free and open to the public, as is
a dessert reception from 9 to 10:30 p.m.
Hollander, of Stockton Springs, Maine, is one of six keynote speakers in
the Fifth Biennial Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development
May 18-20. The event is being sponsored by the Connie Belin & Jacqueline
N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
Researchers and theorists from around the world will present their current
work on talent development, creativity and gifted education during the symposium.
All conference activities will be held at the Iowa Memorial Union.
An infant child prodigy who began composing music at 3 and who performed
Well-Tempered Clavier of Bach at 5, Hollander has performed with virtually
every major symphony orchestra in the world.
In describing his lecture/performance, Hollander plans to explore "creativity
and madness and other urgent questions about human consciousness interwoven
with performances of great classical music, which reflect this vast domain
of human reality. We will explore in these events the spiritual realms glimpsed
by the masters of art, science, spirituality and literature and empower our
entry into the experience of their genius and their madness. We will create
a forum of inquiry and spiritual/psychological exploration."
For more information about the symposium, call (800) 336-6463 or (319) 335-6196.
Or visit the Belin-Blank Web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~belinctr/researchsym/