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Release: Oct. 2, 2001

KSUI to welcome 'St. Paul Sunday,' Bill McGlaughlin Oct. 14

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- KSUI welcomes "St. Paul Sunday" and host Bill McGlaughlin on Sunday, Oct. 14 to Clapp Recital Hall at the University of Iowa.

The St. Paul Sunday event begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 and will feature the Iowa Woodwind Quintet from the UI School of Music.

Broadcast at 8 a.m. Sundays on KSUI 91.7 FM, UI's public radio station, "St. Paul Sunday" is the most popular and widely distributed weekly classical music program produced by public radio, heard on 218 stations nationwide and on the Internet.

The series brings classical artists directly into the studio for performances and conversation, providing intimate access to how music is created at its highest level. "St. Paul Sunday" is also committed to presenting emerging new talent and has succeeded in reviving radio's role as a home for new classical music.

The Iowa Woodwind Quintet has been in existence at the UI School of Music since about 1932. Its current members -- Tadeu Coelho, flute; Mark Weiger, oboe; Maurita Murphy Mead, clarinet; Kristin Thelander, horn; and Benjamin Coelho, bassoon -- are all members of the UI School of Music faculty.

The Quintet will play portions of five works during the Oct. 14 performance and discussion with McGlaughlin: "Variacoes Serias" (Serious variations) by Ronaldo Miranda; two movements from Alvin Etler's Quintet No. 2; "Back in Time" and "Heaven" from the Wind Quintet No. 2 by Miguel del Aguila; "Whitewater Rapids (Maroon Creek)" from Roaring Fork by Eric Ewazen; and the "Contradanza" from Paquito D'Rivera's "Aires Tropicales" (Tropical airs).

McGlaughlin is a conductor who has worked with major symphony orchestras, most recently as the music director of the Kansas City Symphony. He has hosted "St. Paul Sunday" since its inception in 1981. McGlaughlin's guests have included violinist Gil Shaham, the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Garrick Ohlsson and baritone Thomas Hampson. In 1996 the program received the highest honor in broadcasting, the George Foster Peabody Award.

McGlaughlin's attention is now drawn toward music composition. During Continental Harmony, a project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Composers' Forum, McGlaughlin was commissioned to compose a work for 800 voices and orchestra for an international festival that brings together choruses from five continents. The work was premiered in Missoula, Mont., on July 15, 2000.

Tickets for "St Paul Sunday" are $7 for adults; $5 for students, youth and senior citizens. Call the Hancher Box Office for tickets, (319) 335-1160. The event will be recorded and broadcast one week later on KSUI.

Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction. Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail at

People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158. This number will be answered by box office personnel prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.