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Oct. 14, 2005

Multi-Faceted Organist/Harpsichordist Schrader Gives UI Recital Oct. 28

Organist/harpsichordist David Schrader will give a free concert as a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music and the Iowa City Early Keyboard Society, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in the Krapf Organ Studio of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Schrader is currently organist at Chicago's Church of the Ascension and a member of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble. He performs extensively in the Chicago area, and has played with the Chicago Symphony.

His performance in Iowa City will cover a wide selection of Baroque composers, up to the Classical era. The complete program will be:

-- "Tiento del octavo tono" and "Intabulation on 'Dulce Memoria'" by Antonio de Cabezon;

-- "Fantasia Cromatica" and "More Palatino" by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck;

-- "Pieces de Clavecin" by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert;

-- "Fantaisie" by Charles Racquet;

-- the Fantasy in F Minor, K594, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;

-- "Tiento del segundo tono de medio registro de tiple" by Francisco Correa de Arauxo; and

-- the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, S564, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Continuo magazine wrote, "Schrader's Bach is always personally felt and well projected . . . He captures the sense of improvisatory, virtuosic energy that is to be found so plentifully in this music." And a San Jose Mercury News review of his recording on the Cedille label concluded, "Cedille . . . has scored a success with Chicagoan Schrader, whose minute rhythmic innovations turn these familiar Bach works into a vivid listening experience."

Born in Chicago in 1952, Schrader received his Performer's Certificate, masters degree and doctorate from Indiana University and is now a Professor at Roosevelt University's College of the Performing Arts. A familiar figure to Chicago audiences, Schrader has been hailed for his performances of Baroque and Classical repertoire on harpsichord and fortepiano, and music of vastly divergent styles and eras on organ and piano.

Schrader has appeared in recital and performed with major orchestras throughout North America, Europe and Japan, including frequent appearances as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under conductors Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Erich Leinsdorf and Sir Georg Solti, with whom Schrader has made three recordings for London Records.

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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