CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, in partnership with Cedar Valley Chamber Music, will present a concert titled "L.A. Stories: Forgotten Composers of the Silver Screen." In addition, the gallery will offer a one-night-only art exhibition titled "In Sync: Objects from the UNI Permanent Art Collection." The concert and exhibition will take place in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 18; a reception will follow.
Now in its 13th season, Cedar Valley Chamber Music (CVCM) is dedicated to using creative programming and the portable nature of chamber music to create new audiences for classical music. "L.A. Stories" is a concert featuring piano and string compositions by composers George Antheil, Erich Korngold and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and is sponsored in part by U.S. Bank and Bergan KDV.
Artistic director of CVCM and Waterloo native Hunter Capoccioni states, "Captain Blood, Robin Hood, In A Lonely Place, Sirocco, And Then There Were None… many of us have at least heard of, or seen, these films that stretch from the late 1930s into the 1950s. This program examines the composers who worked on those film soundtracks. Beyond Hollywood, each was equally well-known as a composer of chamber music, concerti and symphonic music for the concert hall."
On view during and following the concert will be a UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition titled "In Sync: Objects from the UNI Permanent Art Collection." Many of the objects in the exhibition are by artists, or feature public figures, who were acquainted with or contemporary to the composers; for example, Pablo Picasso and Ezra Pound. The exhibition even includes a George Hurrell glamour portrait of actress Hedy Lamarr who, with composer George Antheil, developed a radio guidance system during World War II known as spread spectrum, now commonly used in telecommunications.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults and free for all students who present a valid school identification. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.cedarvalleymusic.org/july18 now through July 16.
The gallery is located at the northeast corner of Hudson Rd. and W. 27th Street on the main floor of Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South.
For additional information, contact Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, at 319-273-6134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.