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UNI Spotlight Series presents the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra

February 18, 2014

Rebecca Burkhardt, director, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, 319-273-6272,

Caroline Boehmer, communication and operations coordinator, School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowan Symphony Orchestra will present its pre-Brazil performance at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the UNI campus. The concert is offered as a part of the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series.

Manfredo Schmiedt, conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica Caxias do Sul in Brazil, will guest conduct works from Brazilian composers Gomes and Villa Lobos. During Schmiedt's visit, he will rehearse the orchestra on Mahler's "Symphony No. 1," which the group will perform during its tour of Brazil in March.

Tickets for this event are $10 for general admission, $9 for senior citizens and $8 for non-UNI students. To order tickets, call the GBPAC Box Office at 319-273-4849 or visit For more information on this or other School of Music events, contact Caroline Boehmer, communication and operations coordinator, at 319-273-2028 or