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Aug. 10, 2006

August 25 'Know the Score' Broadcast Will Celebrate Two Composers

Mozart and Shostakovich -- two great composers who have important anniversaries this year -- will be the subjects of the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcast from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque). It will be rebroadcast on KSUI 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at

The live event in the Museum of Art will be open to the public free of charge.

The music world has been celebrating Mozart and Shostakovich throughout 2006, which is the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth in Salzburg, and the 100th anniversary of Shostakovich's birth in St. Petersburg/Leningrad, Russia.

The program will feature live performances of works by both composers as well as conversation with music historians Peter Alexander from UI Arts Center Relations and Shari Rhoads from the UI School of Music. Katie Wolfe, Ksenia Nosikova and Anthony Arnone -- School of Music faculty members who are collectively the Matisse Trio -- will play a trio by Shostakovich, and violinist Lisa Merrill will join pianist Marian Lee for Mozart's Sonata in B-flat major, K. 454.

The UI Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. Refreshments are provided by the Prairie Table.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 9 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.

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

Information on KSUI broadcasts is available at For more information about the UI Museum of Art visit on the World Wide Web.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,

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