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Sept. 21, 2007

Oct. 5 'Know the Score' broadcast will feature cellist and conductor

The partnership between a cellist and an orchestra will be the subject of the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!" for its broadcast 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 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 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, on the Iowa Public Radio classical network, including KSUI as well as radio stations KHKE, 89.5 FM in Cedar Falls, and WOI, FM 90.1 in Ames/Des Moines.

Listeners may also hear the broadcast on the Internet at http://ksui.uiowa.edu.

The live event, broadcast from the UI Museum of Art, will be open to the public free of charge. Audience members should enter the museum through the new permanent entrance, on the east side of the building facing the Iowa River. The new entrance leads directly into the Nancy and Craig Willis Atrium.

Guests on the program will be cellist Matt Haimovitz, who will perform Samuel Barber's Cello Concerto with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra (WCFSO) for their season-opening concert at 7:30 Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, and the orchestra's music director, Jason Weinberger.

Haimovitz will also be a special guest for "Cello Daze" weekend, presented by the Iowa Cello Society during the Oct. 6 to 7 weekend on the UI campus. Haimovitz will present a lecture-demonstration at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Haimovitz is known for bringing new listeners to classical music through performances in concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses. Since his debut at the age of 13, Haimovitz has recorded and performed with leading orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic with James Levine, the New York Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta, the English Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim and the Cleveland Orchestra with Charles Dutoit. His bio is available at http://www.oxingale.com/index.php?page=bio.

Weinberger has been music director of the WCFSO for five years. He has also performed as guest conductor of the Kansas City, Memphis and Daejeon (Korea) symphonies, and was recently named associate conductor of the Louisville (Ky.) Orchestra, where he will be responsible for educational and community programming. For more information, see http://www.jasonweinberger.com/.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. The Prairie Table provides refreshments.

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 http://ksui.uiowa.edu/. For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to http://list.uiowa.edu/archives/acr-news.html, 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, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0072; cell: 319-541-2846; peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.