Unison Piano Duo to play Feb. 9 show at UI

Unison Piano Duo to play Feb. 9 show at UI

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The Center for New Music in the University of Iowa School of Music will present a free performance by the Unison Piano Duo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the University Capitol Centre recital hall in downtown Iowa City.

The program will feature:

  • Rondo in D Major D. 608 by Franz Schubert
  • Dolly Suite Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
  • Tarantella from Gazebo Dances by John Corigliano
  • Three Pieces for Two Pianos by Michael Eckert, professor of composition and theory in the UI School of Music
  • Navarra by Isaac Albeniz (transcription by Frank Marshall)
  • Three Movements from Petrouchka by Igor Stravinsky

As the Unison Piano Duo, husband and wife pianists Du Huang and Xiao Hu have "dazzled and moved audiences with their heartfelt emotion and seamless ensemble… the best piano duo concert heard in years," according to the Wuhan Morning Post in China. The New York Concert Review wrote, "…fleet and sparkling… an unusually high level of ensemble playing."

The Center for New Music, a performance organization devoted to the late 20th and early 21st century repertoire, is the focus of contemporary composition and performance at the UI. The center embodies the institution's commitment to the vital role of the creative arts at the frontiers of human experience.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For accommodations at the concert contact the School of Music at 319-335-1603. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the new Arts Iowa website.

Contacts

Christopher Clair, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0900

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