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Sept. 22, 2006

Sept. 29 'Know The Score' Broadcast Will Focus On 'Appalachian Spring'

An American ballet masterpiece and its equally famed musical score 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 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI-FM 91.7 (101.7 FM in Dubuque). It will be rebroadcast on KSUI 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. 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 broadcast will focus on Aaron Copland's music and Martha Graham's ballet "Appalachian Spring." The Martha Graham Dance Company will visit Hancher Auditorium in this its 80th year and will perform the work on Oct. 3.

Kjaer will discuss "Appalachian Spring" with Judy Hurtig, artistic director of Hancher Auditorium, and Jason Weinberger, music director of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. During the show, the audience will be able to hear a recording of "Appalachian Spring" with Weinberger leading the Baltimore Youth Symphony.

Other guests will include UI faculty members John Raeburn of American studies, Rebekah Kowal of dance and William Moser of theater arts.

For live music during the show, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra String Quartet will play music composed by quartet member Michael Kimber.

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.

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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,