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Feb. 7, 2003

UI Scandinavian/Nordic Fest Enters Fourth Week

The fourth week of the ongoing Scandinavian/Nordic Fest at the University of Iowa will feature the screening of a film from Swedish director Ingmar Bergman Feb. 20 and a lecture on the famed Danish physicist Niels Bohr Feb. 21.

The festival, most of it taking place during February, will feature different aspects of Scandinavian arts and culture. It was initiated by the Maia Quartet, the string quartet-in-residence at the UI School of Music.

Both events scheduled for the fourth week are free and open to the public:

-- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Room 240 of the UI Arts Building West: Screening of Bergman's "The Silence" with live music. (Details of the Bergman film series are available at

-- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, "Niels Bohr and the Origins of Modern Physics," lecture by William Klink with the Maia Quartet. (Details of the lecture series are available at

The Scandinavian/Nordic Fest is a collaborative project of the Maia Quartet and other campus organizations, including the UI School of Music, the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre Arts and the School of Art and Art History. Members of the Maia Quartet -- violinists Tricia Park and Zoran Jakovcic, violist Elizabeth Oakes and cellist Hannah Holman -- are all members of the School of Music faculty.

Details of all Scandinavian/Nordic Fest events, including times, locations and programs, may be found at Events in the Scandinavian/Nordic Fest are supported in part by grants from the University of Iowa/Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorships Program, Humanities Iowa, Iowa Arts Council and Chamber Music America.

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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