CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 8, 2002
LOCAL STUDENT PLAYS IN STRING SECTION OF UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SYMPHONY
(Name) of (hometown) has been selected to play in the string section of the
University of Iowa Symphony for the 2002-03 season.
(Name), a (class standing) at the UI, plays in the (instrument) section of
the orchestra. The string section includes 52 students from 13 states and
three foreign countries.
String players audition each fall for the chance to play in the University
Symphony. Wind players, who often perform with the university wind ensembles
as well as the orchestra, are rotated in and out of the orchestra from concert
to concert, depending on the works programmed for each date.
The orchestra, conducted by William LaRue Jones, will present the Signature
Series of five major concerts in Hancher Auditorium this year, as well as
free concerts on campus and on tour in Iowa. The season opened Sept. 18 with
Voyage, an interplanetary voyage in music that included Krypton
by Cedar Rapids native Michael Daugherty and The Planets by Gustave
The next concert by the University Symphony will be a free concert at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Clapp Recital Hall.
Remaining concerts in the Signature Series -- all held at 8 p.m. in Hancher
Auditorium -- will be:
--Wednesday, Dec. 4: The Great Brahms Requiem, performed with
university choral groups under the direction of Timothy Stalter;
--Wednesday, Feb. 26: The French Legacy: Celebrating Berliozs
200th Birthday, featuring The Sorcerers Apprentice
by Paul Dukas; Elegy by Gabriel Faure, with cellist Anthony Arnone;
and Berliozs Symphony Fantastique; and
--Wednesday, April 23: Experience Mahler, featuring the Lenore
Overture No. 3 of Beethoven and Mahlers Fourth Symphony with soprano
General seating ticket prices for the concerts in the Signature Series are
$7 for general admission ($5 for seniors and $3 for UI students and youth).
Tickets are available from the Hancher Auditorium Box Office.
Hancher Auditorium box office business 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.
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.
Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through
Hanchers website:< http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher
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: <email@example.com>.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa
on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/.
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NOTE TO EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student from your
community or readership area is a member of the string section of the 2002-2003
University Symphony. Students names are listed below, alphabetically
by hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first. After each hometown name, the
listing provides each students name, class standing at the UI, and the
instrument the student plays in the orchestra. Please note that these listings
are based on information provided by the students; some listings may not be
complete. Editors are also advised to check the hometown listings of all communities
in their region.
AMES: Ryan Kratsch, junior, cello
BETTENDORF: Jason Walter, junior, violin
BURLINGTON: Ryan Daly, sophomore, viola; Evan Pratt, freshman, violin
CEDAR FALLS: Amanda Brown, sophomore, violin
CEDAR RAPIDS: Alla Cress, graduate, violin; Catherine Miller, senior, violin;
Theresa Sonnleitner, junior, violin
DAVENPORT: Mark Awad, graduate, cello; Alexis Pollitz, freshman, viola
DES MOINES: Laura Spitler, sophomore, bass
DUBUQUE: Richard Kirkendall, junior, viola; Will Roseliep, junior, cello
INDIANOLA: Jay Fotte, graduate, bass
IOWA CITY: Amy Phelps-Amrani, graduate, cello; Julie Bender, freshman, cello;
Sarah Covington, junior, cello; Giovanna Cruz, graduate, cello; Josue¢
Jean-Francois, graduate, violin; Heather Gozdan, graduate, clarinet; Matthew
Hare, graduate, bass; Kathryn Langguth, junior, cello; Margaret Licon, graduate,
violin; Erika Lord, senior, violin; Amanda Owings, freshman, cello; Megan
Smith, freshman, viola; Tim Zeithamel, junior, viola
MARION: Julia McHugh, sophomore, violin
NORTH LIBERTY: Laura Goddard, freshman, viola
URBANDALE: Libby Hollingsworth, junior, viola
MOBILE: Jennifer Herrera, sophomore, violin
LITTLETON: Andrew Brown, freshman, cello
LILBURN: Kelly Wilks, graduate, cello
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Erich Herz, freshman, violin
BARTLETT: Cassandre Ruby, sophomore, violin
BATAVIA: Helen Bogda, sophomore, violin
LINCOLNWOOD: Anita Kaimal, freshman, violin
STERLING: Shandra Feldthouse, graduate, clarinet
EVANSVILLE: Lauren Flittner, senior, viola
MAPLEWOOD: Anne Guthrie, sophomore, horn
ROBBINSDALE: Sarah Mimick, junior, violin
ST. CLOUD: Elisa Ewing, junior, viola
KANSAS CITY: Karl Pedersen, junior, violin
KEARNEY: Tami Dennis, graduate, viola
OMAHA: Tracey Harbert, junior, bass
POUGHKEEPSIE: Kevin Franca, junior, bass
MINOT: Christina Mixemong, graduate, viola
NORMAN: Joyce Kelley, graduate, cello
RIVERTON: Michael Lange, junior, bass