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Release: Jan. 18, 2002


SONGS BY WOMEN FEATURED ON 'BREATH OF ART' FEB. 1 -- Mezzo-soprano Katherine Eberle and pianist Rose Chancler will present a lecture/recital of songs by women composers on the weekly "Breath of Art" series, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Admission is free to the museum and to all "Breath of Art" performances.

The "Breath of Art" series, presented weekly on Friday nights by the Museum of Art, is coordinated by the UI Arts Share program.

Future events on the "Breath of Art" schedule will include short plays by students in the Playwrights Workshop of the department of theatre arts Feb. 8; readings by UI Writers' Workshop students Feb. 15; and a performance by dancers from UI dance department Feb. 22.

Eberle has performed internationally in opera, concert and solo recitals. Her solo compact disc of songs of women composers, "From a Woman's Perspective," has been issued by Albany Records on the Vienna Modern Masters Label. She has performed with the opera theater of Lille, France, the Academy of the West, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Aspen Festival Opera Theatre, the American Institute of Music Studies in Graz, Austria, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

She made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1993. In 1994 and '95 she toured as a musical ambassador for the United States Information Agency, performing in South America and Korea.

Chancler has performed throughout the United States as both a soloist and a collaborative artist. She has played concertos and recitals in Alaska, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. She has been an invited guest artist and teacher at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and at Magisterra!, the UI International Chamber Music Festival.

She has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and the Baylor University School of Music, and she has been faculty accompanist at the Chautauqua Institution.

The UI Arts Share program provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools and community organizations. Arts Share is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, call director Diane Kenney Handler at (319) 335-1618 or send an e-mail to <>.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for public events at the UI Museum of Art during the 2001-02 season, through the University of Iowa Foundation.

The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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