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Nov. 17, 2006

Dec. 1 'Know The Score' Broadcast Will Feature Music From The Middle East

Music from the Middle East and from South America will be featured when the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!" is broadcast 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Lasansky Gallery and the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium.

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, Dec. 3, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. 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.

Discussing and performing music of the Middle East will be Turkish musicians Volkan Orhon, who teaches double bass in the UI School of Music, and Bahri Karacay, a medical researcher who is also well known as a musician in his home country; and Egyptian guitarist Alaa Elwany, a UI graduate teaching assistant in industrial engineering.

For the South American musical component, American clarinetist Maurita Murphy Mead from the School of Music faculty will team up with Brazilian pianist Rafael Dos Santos, an alumnus of the UI jazz program.

Dale Fisher, education coordinator at the UI Museum of Art, will also be a guest.

The University of Iowa 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.

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

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

For information on UI arts events, visit on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to, click the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions.

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

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