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University of Iowa News Release

May 6, 2003

Violinist Shiu Replaces La Fosse For Mother's Day Concert

Timothy Shiu, second violinist in the Maia String Quartet, will replace violinist Leopold La Fosse when the La Fosse Baroque Ensemble gives its annual Mother's Day concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

La Fosse, the group's leader, will miss the concert due to illness. Shiu will play the solo part of J.S. Bach's Concerto in A minor for violin and orchestra, BWV 1041. The remainder of the program, which has not been changed, will be:

-- Bach's Concerto in D major for three violins and strings , BWV 1064, with student soloists Catherine Miller, Sarah Mimick and Evan Pratt;
-- the "Summer" concerto from Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", performed by graduate student Alla Cross, violin;
-- the 2nd and 3rd movements of Mozart's Violin Concerto no 4 in D major, K.218, with graduate student Stephen Shepherd, soloist; and
-- Mozart's cantata "Exultate, jubilate" for soprano and orchestra, K. 165/158a, with Nancy Hagan, soprano.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The La Fosse Baroque Ensemble is a small string orchestra made up of current and former UI students and UI music faculty. The group specializes in the performance of music from the Baroque period in music, roughly 1600 to 1750, and the early Classic period.

A founding member of the Maia Quartet, Shiu joined the UI faculty with the other members of the quartet in 1998. He has concertized extensively throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia, and has collaborated with violinist Peter Zazovsky of the Muir Quartet, violist Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet, the late flutist Samuel Baron and other renowned chamber musicians. He has been a member of the Canton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana, where he held the position of Principal Second Violin.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: The original news release announcing this concert was issued April 25 and may be found at