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Feb. 8, 2006

UI Guest Will Present Lecture/Recital On Spanish Baroque Composer Feb. 19

Peter Linton Powell, professor of organ, harpsichord and musicology at the University of Texas in Arlington, will present a lecture/recital on the Spanish Baroque composer Francisco Correa de Arauxo at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 in the Krapf Organ Studio of the Voxman Music Building.

Linton Powell's lecture, "Francisco Correa de Arauxo, the El Greco of the Organ," will be free and open to the public. Linton Powell is a guest of the organ area of the UI School of Music.

Linton Powell will consider Correa as a unique voice of the Spanish Baroque and compare his organ works to paintings and the mannerist style of the painter El Greco. He will perform different types of works and demonstrate Correa's particular style.

Linton Powell is noted for his research on, and performances of, Spanish keyboard music. He received a bachelor's degree from Florida State University, a master's degree from the University of Georgia and doctorate from the University of North Carolina.

Linton Powell received a Fulbright teaching scholarship to Argentina in 1988, and in 1992 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to promote Spanish organ music in the United States. Besides his performances in the United States he has performed in Europe and Argentina, including concerts at Westminster Abbey in London, King's College at Cambridge, Queen's College at Oxford, the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, the Cathedral of Pamplona, Spain, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

Linton Powell is organist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Arlington, Tex., where he has arranged and composed several works for the choir. Since being at St. Mark's, he has organized three choir tours to Spain, making it possible for the choristers to sing in cathedrals and historic churches in Madrid, Segovia, Avila, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Salamanca, Leon, Lisbon, Granada and Toledo.

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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