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April 18, 2007

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Cello-Piano Duo Will Play 'Something For Everyone' May 5

The cello-and-piano duo of Anthony Arnone (left) and Alan Huckleberry, faculty members at the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a concert of 20th-century music offering "variety and something for everyone," at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

Their UI faculty recital will be free and open to the public.

The program, offering variety across national and stylistic lines, will feature five works for cello and piano.

-- Sonata for cello and piano by Claude Debussy;

-- "Ricordanza" by George Rochberg;

-- "Tre Canti" (Three songs) by Ildebrando Pizzetti;

-- Sonata for cello and piano. op. 40, by Dmitri Shostakovich; and

-- George Gershwin's Three Preludes for piano, arranged for cello and piano.

"This is an all-20th-century program that is 'easy on the ears'," Arnone, the duo's cellist, said. "Each piece is almost from a separate country. Rochberg is American but quotes Beethoven and Mahler in this piece so he is my 'German' composer. Pizzetti is an Italian contemporary of Puccini who writes very lyrical music. And Debussy, Shostakovich and Gershwin are very strongly identified with their home countries of France, Russia and the United States.

"It is a very fun program and filled with variety and something for everyone."

A founding member of the Meriden Trio and the Sedgwick String Quartet, Arnone was principal cellist of the Madison Symphony in Wisconsin, 1996-2001. He has taught and performer across the country, and joined the UI music faculty in 2001. For more information, see

An active solo pianist and chamber musician, Huckleberry joined the UI faculty in 2003. He has performed both in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in Germany, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Spain, France and the United States. He is also a prizewinner of numerous national and international piano competitions, including the first prizes in the German National Competition and the University of Michigan concerto competition. For more information, see:

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at

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