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Sept. 2, 2011

UI School of Music hosts Cello Daze Sept. 17 and 18, with two free public events

The University of Iowa School of Music will host Cello Daze, including two free public events presented by the Iowa Cello Society, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18.

-Guest artist Zuill Bailey (photo, right) will present a solo Bach recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Riverside Recital Hall.
-A Cello Ensemble Concert will be presented at 3 p.m. Sept. 18, in the Riverside Recital Hall followed by a reception.

Musicians who wish to participate in the full schedule of events should visit for further information and an application form. Other Cello Daze guests, presenting lectures and master classes, are Tim Janof, head of the Internet Cello Society; and Kurt Baldwon, cellist of the Arianna Quartet.

Bailey, who is featured on the cover of the current Strings Magazine, soared to the top of the Billboard Classical charts with his recording of the Bach Cello Suites. He has been featured with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Israel, Minnesota, Indianapolis, Dallas, Louisville, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto and Utah, and other leading orchestras around the world. Just last month he was featured at the Ravinia Festival.

Baldwin is an Iowa City native who teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and for several summers he served as principal cellist of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, both in the United States and Italy. The Arianna Quartet has won Grand Prizes in the Fischoff, Coleman and Carmel competitions, and has given concerts throughout the United States and Japan.

Janof has interviewed many of the world's leading cellists and many of those interviews can be accessed at the Internet Cello Society website,

The Iowa Cello Society was founded in 2002 by UI faculty cellists Anthony Arnone and Hannah Holman. Read their bios at The School of Music is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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