Balkanicus Ensemble, UI faculty to perform free shows

The University of Iowa Center for New Music will host a free concert by the Balkanicus Ensemble with cellist Nickolai Kolarov, performing contemporary music from Bulgaria, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall in downtown Iowa City.

The Balkanicus Ensemble is based in the Twin Cities area, where its members teach at the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, the Minnesota Valley Conservatory, and the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.

In addition, trumpeter Amy Schendel, a faculty member in the University of Iowa School of Music, will be joined by trombonist Todd Schendel and faculty colleagues Alan Huckleberry and Gregory Hand in a free recital at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

Biographies of Schendel, Huckleberry, and Hand are accessible at

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