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Oct. 24, 2008

'Know the Score' previews regional music and dance performances Nov. 7

Upcoming performances by the Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, the Cedar Rapids Symphony and Iowa City's Nolte Academy of Dance will be featured on the live presentation of "Know the Score," 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. The Iowa Public Radio program will be broadcast from the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on the UI Pentacrest.

"Know the Score," part of the monthly 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); KUNZ, 91.1 FM, Ottumwa; and KHKE, 89.5 FM in Cedar Falls/Waterloo. It will be rebroadcast 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 8, on the Iowa Public Radio classical network.

Daniel Kleinknecht and Scott Olinger will preview the January 2009, performances of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" by the Cedar Rapids Opera Theater (CROT). Kleinknecht is musical Director of the CROT and teaches at Mount Mercy College. Olinger, who designed the set for "Madama Butterfly," teaches at Cornell College.

Tim Hankewich, director of the Cedar Rapids Symphony, and executive director Robert Massey will talk about the effect of the flood on the orchestra and about their Nov. 23 concert in the Englert Theatre in Iowa City.

Members of the Cedar Rapids Symphony String Quartet will talk about the quartet's fall concert on Nov. 8 and perform selections from the concert program, which will focus the last works and words of Bach, Haydn and Beethoven.

Iowa City's Englert Theater and the Nolte Academy of Dance have teamed up to present the perennial Holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet, with a live orchestra Dec. 5-7. Guests discussing this production will be Carey Bostian, conductor of the orchestra; choreographers Grace and Tad Snider; Leslie Nolte of the Nolte Academy; and Beth Bewley-Randall of the Englert Theatre.

Craig and Nancy Willis of Willis and Willis Law, Security Abstract Company, and Security Escrow and Settlement are sponsors of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. The Motley Cow Café will provide refreshments.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Joan Kjaer, Iowa Public Radio, 319-335-5746,; Peter Alexander, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0072 (office), 319-541-2846 (cell),