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April 20, 2007

20th-Century Quintets Will Conclude 'Music At The Museum' May 6

The University of Iowa Museum of Art will concludes its spring 2007 series of "Music at the Museum" performances with "Quintets in the 20th Century," at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the museum's Lasansky Room and Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium.

The concert will be free and open to the public.

The program is directed by Shari Rhoads, an opera coach and a member of the faculty at the UI School of Music. The May 6 concert explores different perspectives of the 20th century through the work of three remarkably different composers: Greg Danner, Patrice Caratini and Igor Stravinsky.

"This concert is about the 20th century and its influences, from jazz and tonality into the classical realm," Rhoads said. "I wanted to share these pieces with Iowa City, which has a great music fan base," she said.

The three pieces scheduled for the performance are:

-- Danner's "Vaudeville Quintet" (1988), a rarely performed piece by the professor of music at Tennessee Technological University. It will feature the UI Honors Woodwind Quintet: Megan Luljak, flute; Mark Fitkin, oboe; Cheryl Poduska, clarinet; Laura Hirschey, bassoon; and Alissa Coussens, horn.

-- Caratini's "Passages pour quintette de cuivres" (Passages for brass quintet, composed in 1946), featuring the Old Capitol Brass Quintet: Peter Gillette and Melissa Brobston, trumpets; Matthew Hellenbrand, horn, Arthur Haecker, trombone; and Jake Kline, tuba.

-- Stravinsky's "In memoriam Dylan Thomas" (1954). Composed immediately after the composer learned of Thomas's death, this piece marked one of Stravinsky's first experimentations with the 12-tone technique. The performance will feature the UI graduate trombone quartet and tenor Quiliano Anderson.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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