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March 27, 2007

April 6 'Know the Score' Broadcast Will Feature 'Ghost Sonata'

August Strindberg's psychological drama "Ghost Sonata" will be the subject of the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!" for its broadcast 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, 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, March April 8, and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at

The live event, broadcast live from the UI Museum of Art will be open to the public free of charge.

A theatrical milestone by the most famous playwright in Swedish history, "Ghost Sonata" will be the next production of University Theatres. The UI Maia String Quartet will perform live at the performances, between April 5 and 15. Guests for the broadcast will include the members of the quartet, who will perform music from Beethoven's "Grosse Fugue," and the play's director, Kevin Harris.

Other guests will include Arthur Canter talking about his many years providing program notes for concerts, operas and other live events, and pianist/scholar Haik Arsenyan presenting the music of 18th-century Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler.

There will also be a preview of the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, taking place April 13-14 at the Collins Road Theatres in Marion.

For more information on "Ghost Sonata," see You can learn more about the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival on their Web page,

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 and University Theatres are units of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072; cell: 319-541-2846;