Upcoming Events

The end of April is a busy month for extracurriculars at the Museum. Here's a quick run down of upcoming UIMA events:
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17: Writer-in-Residence reading. UIMA Writer-in-Residence Amelia Bird reads with Iowa City author Joe Blair. Come early to hear members of the UI undergraduate literary review, earthwords, read from 6-7 p.m. UIMA graduate student writers fro 2008 are sponsored by Mary K. Calkin. More information here and press release here.
5-7 p.m. Friday, April 18: Know the Score LIVE! Shari Rhoads, coach-accompanist for the UI Martha Ellen-Tye Opera Theater, talks about the UIMA and UI School of Music benefit, "Opera and Meatballs," to be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 26; John Tibbetts, producer of the radio series "The World of Robert Schumann" and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas, discusses Schumann's music; and pianist Uriel Tsachor, bassoonist Benjamin Coleho, and the Maia String Quartet from the UI School of Music perform on this monthly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer. "Know the Score" can can be heard live on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) and KHKE, 89.5 FM in Cedar Falls/Waterloo. It will be rebroadcast 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19, on the Iowa Public Radio classical network, including KSUI and KHKE as well as WOI, FM 90.1 in Ames/Des Moines. More information here and here, press release here.
2 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Music at the Museum -- Canión: Spanish Art Song and Zarzuela Music Soprano Colleen Jennings and mezzo-soprano Vivien Shotwell will perform Spanish music and zarazuela arias accompanied by Shari Rhoads, piano. Zarazuela are operettas with plots in the comedy or lyric operetta tradition. They are a popular form of entertainment in Spain and Latin American countries. This eclectic program will include canción from De Falla, Turina, and other prominent Spanish composers. Recital attendance will be available. This performance is sponsored by William and Marlene W. Stanford. More information here, press release here.
7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Opera & Meatballs We're bringing opera back -- back to its informal roots, that is. In partnership with the UI School of Music have teamed up to revive some of the less formal operatic traditions from the past with their first joint fundraiser, "Opera & Meatballs." With performances by UI School of Music students and hearty Italian Cuisine catered by Chef Mickey's Catering, you're sure to be toe-tapping to Puccini and Mozart for weeks after.

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