Save the Date: Music Building Benefit Concert with Eugene Rousseau on May 3, 2011

Music Building Benefit Concert with Eugene Rousseau on May 3, 2011

The University of Iowa School of Music is honored to present a concert with acclaimed saxophonist, Eugene Rousseau, on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA.

The event will be a benefit concert and marks an exciting first step in raising resources to build a new home for the School.  Tickets are currently on sale through the Englert Box Office.  General admission is $25 per ticket, youth tickets $10, and UI student tickets costing just $5.00.  We hope that you will join us as we embark on this new journey!

Mr. Rousseau will be performing with both student and faculty ensembles during the first half of the concert.  The second half of the concert will feature the world-renown musician with the Johnson County Landmark jazz band, under the direction of John Rapson.    We look forward to seeing you on May 3, 2011.  Save the date!!


Paul Hindemith,  Konzertstück for Two Saxophones, with Stephen Page (DMA Candidate)

Ludwig van Beethoven, op.11 Trio, with Anthony Arnone, cello, and Uriel Tsachor, piano

Bernard Heiden, Intrada, with Nicole Esposito, flute, Andrew Parker, oboe, Maurita Mead, clarinet, Benjamin Coelho, bassoon, Jeffrey Agrell, horn


Round Midnight, Thelonious Monk (arr. David Baker) – Eugene Rousseau, baritone saxophone

Body and Soul, Green/Heyman/Sour/Eyton (arr. Rich Shanklin) – Eugene Rousseau, soprano saxophone

Harlem Nocturne, Earle Hagen (arr. Eugene Rousseau) – Eugene Rousseau, alto saxophone

Woodchoppers’ Ball, Woody Herman and Joe Bishop – Eugene Rousseau, clarinet

“In the hands of Eugene Rousseau, the saxophone becomes a facile and beautifully modulated wind instrument, capable of fine song and great flexibility.”
– Washington Post

The proceeds from this concert will only be used to fund the non-Federal share of the project cost or for project improvements and will not be used to duplicate any benefit under the Public Assistance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  If any gift is associated with any naming recognition at a specific gift level, the naming is not any indication that the funds were used to construct any specific space or portion of space in the building, but is a recognition naming opportunity for a certain level of gift.

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