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Release: Feb. 10, 2003

Violinist La Fosse Teams Up With Former Student For Concert

Leopold La Fosse, violinist and music faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Music, will be re-united with one of his very first UI students for a concert with the La Fosse Baroque Ensemble at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building.

The concert will be free and open to the public.

Robert Hamilton was one of a group of violin students who followed La Fosse to the UI from the University of Texas in 1972. He became La Fosse's first UI doctoral student, receiving his degree in 1978. While at the UI, Hamilton was frequently the concertmaster of the University Symphony.

Hamilton and La Fosse will perform as soloists on the concert, along with several members of the Baroque Ensemble.

Since leaving the UI, Hamilton has taught at the College of Wooster, Ohio and the University of Hawaii Laboratory School. Since 1986, he has served as orchestra conductor of the Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii. He has participated in research projects on Hawaiian song and dance, including the famous Hula dances.

As part of the Feb. 17 performance, Hamilton will show videos of the dance and choral programs at the Kamehameha Schools, as well as the school's orchestra in a recent concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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

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