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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 21, 2003

Poets, Singers, Directors And Lovers Of Opera Will All 'Know The Score' Dec. 5

The program will be all about the human voice when UI radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) broadcasts "Know the Score LIVE!" from the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer on KSUI, will take place before a live audience in the Museum of Art and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Listen on the internet at

Guests for the program will come from the Cedar Rapids and the UI opera theaters, previewing their upcoming events, and will also include a young American tenor who has recently spent four years at the famed Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

From the Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, director Daniel Kleinknecht and Iowa City resident and opera lover Arthur Canter will give us a taste of their next production, "La Traviata."

Director Gary Race and cast members pull back the curtain on "Midnight at Maxim's: A Merry Night with the Merry Widow," the December production of the UI Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theater.

Classical tenor Peter Buchi, whose recent recordings include "An American Voice" and a collection of opera arias, will give a solo recital and talk about his years singing in Italy. Buchi's recording with the Prague Philharmonia, "Tenor Torch Songs," was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Fine. Buchi has also sung with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, The San Francisco Opera and the New York Pops. He performed at the Papal Jubilee, 2000, and was in the company at the Teatro alla Scala from 1996-2001.

Finally, Marvin Bell from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the poet-in-residence of "Know the Score" and state poet laureate of Iowa, will once again give voice to the poets.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score" broadcasts at the UI Museum of Art.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 10 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free to the museum and to the "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcast. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit on the World Wide Web. UI radio station KSUI is on the web at Information on UI arts events is available at To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact .

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

CONTACT: Media: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,; Program: Joan Kjaer,