Inside Iowa State
April 16, 1999
Composer conducts ISU visit
Karel Husa, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and holder of the Iowa State 1999 Louise Moen Chair in Music, will be an artist-in-residence in the music department Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24.
Husa will participate in a question-and-answer session on "The Composition Process" and give a lecture on "Social Conscience and the Artist" on Thursday. Friday evening, a concert by the ISU Symphony Orchestra, ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Iowa State Singers will feature Husa's compositions ($8 general admission). Husa's visit will culminate Saturday with an evening chamber music concert performed by ISU music faculty. (See page 8 for times and locations.)
Husa is an internationally known composer whose most famous work, Music for Prague 1968, is one of the most frequently performed contemporary compositions. Born in Praque, Czechoslovakia, he has been a U.S. citizen since 1959 and is the Kappa Alpha Professor at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
The Louise Moen Chair in Music was established in 1993 by alumni Samuel and Louise (Moen) Hamilton, Chicago, to recognize excellence in music, support residencies of nationally known artists and attract outstanding performers and teachers to the music faculty. Samuel Hamilton is a 1928 civil engineering graduate; Louise Hamilton is a 1930 home economics graduate.
Karel Husa, artist-in-residence
Thursday, April 22
- 1:10 p.m., Q&A session, "The Composition Process," free, Tye Hall, Music.
- 7:30 p.m., Lecture, "Social Conscience and the Artist," free, Tye Hall, Music.
Friday, April 23
- 7:30 p.m., Concert, music of Karel Husa with the ISU Symphony Orchestra, ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Iowa State Singers, $8, Stephens.
Saturday, April 24
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- 7:30 p.m., Concert, ISU faculty chamber music, free, Tye Hall, Music.
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