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Sept. 17, 2004

Iowa City Native And UI Alumna Julia Harlow Performs Oct. 3

Julia Harlow, a former Iowa Citian and a graduate of the University of Iowa, will present a free concert of music for organ and harpsichord at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, in the Krapf Organ Studio of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Because of limited seating in the Krapf studio, Harlow is playing the same program twice, featuring works from the 17th through 20th centuries.

Harlow will open the concert with a series of works for harpsichord:

-- Prelude in D minor by 17th-century French composer Jean-Henri D'Anglebert;

-- Three Bulgarian Dances by contemporary American organist and composer Timothy Tikker;

-- the Sonata in E major of 18th-century composer Domenico Scarlatti; and

-- "Jhon, come kisse me now" by 16th/17th-century English master William Byrd.

She will play an equally diverse program on the organ:

-- Preludium in D minor by the important 17th-century Danish/German composer Dietrich Buxtehude;

-- the early 18th-century Mass in the 5th tone by the Augustinian Nuns of Vitre;

-- the Little Organ Psalter of former UI faculty member Gerhard Krapf, for whom the organ studio is named;

-- "Herr Gott, nun schleuss dem Himmel auf" from the Orgelbuechlein of J.S. Bach; and

-- Bach's Prelude in C major, BWV 547.

Harlow is director of music and organist at Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, S.C. She grew up in Iowa City and graduated from University High School. She received an undergraduate degree in organ performance from the UI, and both a master's in early keyboard performance and a doctorate in organ performance and pedagogy from the University of Oregon.

She is on the faculty of the College of Charleston, where she teaches music appreciation and harpsichord. She has been a coordinator and frequent performer for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, held in Charleston. Later this month she will perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with the Charleston Symphony. She also plays the bagpipes with the Charleston Police Pipes and Drums, having begun her piping study in the UI Scottish Highlanders.

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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