Visiting artists Nicole Esposito, flute and Michel Bellavance, flute, will present a duo recital. A charismatic and versatile flutist, Nicole Esposito is the flute professor at The University of Iowa. She has achieved a career as a soloist, teacher, chamber and orchestral musician on an international level having been a featured across the United States, Europe, Central and South America. Bellevance is a Meridian Records artist who has appeared at festivals in Switzerland, the United States and South America, on radio broadcasts for the CBC, the Radio Suisse Romande and National Public Radio (USA), and has given recitals in cities such as Prague, Barcelona, Geneva and more. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer a shared concert with the UNI Jazz Panthers, directed by Robert Washut. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Anthony Arnone will present a cello recital. Anthony Arnone enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, recording artist, and teacher throughout the country and around the world. Arnone is associate professor of cello at The University of Iowa School of Music, and is also on the faculty of the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, where he teaches and conducts. Arnone has collaborated with many of today’s great chamber ensembles and artists including members of the Pro Arte Quartet, Cypress Quartet, Fry Street Quartet, and Arianna Quartet. This is event is free and open to the public.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ. This event requires registration.
The UNI School of Music presents its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for All-State competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. This event does require registration.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Kui-Im Lee will present an organ recital. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven. The third in a series, Vorobiev plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in a concert at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Julia Heinen will present a clarinet recital. Heinen currently serves as professor of clarinet at California State University, Northridge. As a soloist, Julia Heinen has performed hundreds of concertos and recitals around the world including recent performances in El Salvador, the Czech Republic and Portugal. She has had the distinct pleasure of premiering and recording several works written specifically for her and currently is recording a CD featuring 6 works new works scheduled to be released in 2011 on the Parma Label. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting violinist Go Yamamoto will present a recital. An acclaimed artist, Yamamoto has performed at period instrument master classes, festivals and workshops throughout North America, including the Bloomington Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, where he was a featured soloist for two consecutive years, and more recently at the Aston Magna Early Music Festival. He has also performed with the chamber ensemble Frutti Musicali, as well as other groups. This event is free and open to the public.