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Release: May 2, 2002
La Fosse Baroque Ensemble will play annual Mothers' Day Concert at Museum
University of Iowa Museum of Art will present its annual Mothers Day
concert by the La Fosse Baroque Ensemble at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12.
The performance will be free and open to the public. This concert will mark
the seventh year that the La Fosse Ensemble has played a concert in the museum
on Mothers Day.
The program will comprise J.S. Bachs Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, featuring
an ensemble of three oboes, bassoon, two French horns, strings and harpsichord;
Josef Haydns Violin Concerto in C major, with soloist Lijiong Liao,
a graduate student from China; Antonio Vivaldis Violin Concerto in D
major, op. 3 no. 7, with soloist Alla Cross, a graduate student from Russia;
W.A. Mozarts Divertimento in D major, K136; and Bachs Violin Concerto
in E major with Leopold La Fosse, the groups director, as soloist.
The La Fosse Baroque Ensemble is made up of current and former UI students
and UI music faculty. The group plays music from the Baroque period, roughly
1600 to 1750, and the early Classic period. They perform using copies of authentic
Baroque instruments and bows. This enables them to play their instruments
in the same manner as performers of the Baroque period, which in turn makes
possible a historically appropriate style of performance.
La Fosse joined the UI music faculty in 1972. His performing career has included
extensive solo appearances as well as concertmaster positions with five orchestras.
La Fosse grew up in a musical family: his father and paternal grandfather
were violinists, his mother was a concert and pianist and her father was a
concert organist. He began studying violin at the age of three and made his
first public appearance at the age of four. At eight he began a three-year
series of engagements on NBC radio. He later studied at the New England Conservatory.
Before coming to the UI he taught at the University of Texas at Austin.
La Fosse has twice been to Brazil as a Fulbright lecturer and returns annually
to perform, teach and give master classes. He also continues an active international
career as soloist and chamber musician, with tours in the United States, Europe,
South America and Russia. He has had performances at Wigmore Hall in London,
Sala Cecilia Mireles in Rio de Janeiro, Town Hall in New York, and the National
Gallery, Phillips Gallery and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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 School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open
noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday
and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking
lots west and north of the museum.
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