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Jan. 10, 2011

At A Glance

Jan. 11 event will provide free introduction of UI 'La Traviata' production

The University of Iowa Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theater will offer a free introduction presentation about its upcoming production of Verdi's "La Traviata" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall on the first floor of the Old Capitol Centre in downtown Iowa City.

"La Traviata" will be performed -- in Italian with English supertitles -- Jan. 27-30 in the Englert Theatre. Tickets are available at the Englert box office, 319-688-2653, or online at

The Jan. 11 event will feature performances by cast members, faculty members Shari Rhoads and John Muriello, and presentations by guest director Valorie Goodall, a professor emerita at Rutgers University; UI scenic and costume designer Margaret Wenk; and Verdi expert Roberta Montemorra Marvin, interim associate dean of UI International Programs.


Trombonist Zalkind will be guest of UI School of Music Jan. 20-21

Larry Zalkind, acting associate principal trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will present a free recital as a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

His program, combining works for trombone, alto trombone and bass trombone with a bit of narration, will include Shumann's Adagio & Allegro, op. 70; two tunes popularized by Tommy Dorsey, "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" and "Trombonology"; Concerto for Trombone by Launy Grondahl; Fantasy by Malcolm Arnold; and an excerpt from the Christopher Rouse Trombone Concerto, Bill Reichenbach's "Streets of Paris (no piano), and the "Oh Death" song from the Brahms Four Serious Songs; plus additional selections announced from the stage.

Zalkind was the principal trombone of the Utah Symphony for 18 years before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has toured, recorded and performed extensively as a member of the Summit Brass on trombone and euphonium since 1990 and was a faculty member at the University of Utah for 26 years. He has also performed and recorded with the Chicago, Atlanta and St. Louis symphonies, and was a member of the Long Beach Symphony.

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