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March 28, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ying quartet chooses piece by student Sam McCleran for concert

The Ying Quartet has chosen "Let Off Some Steam" by Sam McCleran, a student at North Central Junior High School in North Liberty, for its concert in Hancher Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 29.

McClaren's piece was one of several written for the quartet by area students using innovative musical software developed by Tod Machover, director of the MIT Media Lab. For more information on this project, see the news release at

The full news release on the Ying Quartet's March 29 concert with Machover is available at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073 (office), 319-430-1013 (cell),