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Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center presents Sept. 11 concert; tickets still available<br>

August 26, 2002
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Janelle Uhlenhopp, marketing director, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, (319) 273-3676
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa will present a Remembrance Concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Great Hall. Pre-show events begin at 5 p.m. in the lobby, and are free and open to the public.

Featured will be a military honor guard, reading the names of those who died during the 9/11 terror attacks, an oral history videotape provided by the Grout Museum, and the showing of an HBO 9/11 video. Counseling services will be available free of charge at the GBPAC beginning at 5 p.m. and are provided by Cedar Valley Hospice, Allen Hospital counselors, Allen Hospital pastoral care, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center Inc., Dan Gates' independent practice, and Associates for Behavioral Health Inc.

At 6:15 p.m. in Davis Hall, American Red Cross volunteers who worked in New York City, Washington, D.C., or Pennsylvania, will host a question-and-answer session.

The Remembrance Concert will consist of tributes through music, visual imagery and oral presentations. Featured performers will be the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, the Metropolitan Chorale and guest soloists. Selections include Copeland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man,' Mozart's 'Ave verum corpus,' and a piece written by Iowa composer David Gompper, 'Requiem.'

The concert will be broadcast live on KHKE Public Radio, 89.5 FM.

Sponsors for the Remembrance Concert include BankIowa; Bertch Cabinets; Community National Bank; Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn; KWWL; Holiday Inn; John Deere Waterloo Operations, including the Waterloo Works Engine Works and John Deere Health; Pioneer Graphics; and the 'Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.'

A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the local American Red Cross.Tickets are still available and can be purchased through the Gallagher-Bluedorn box office. Ticket prices are $10, $15 and $20. For more information, or to order tickets call (319) 273-SHOW (7469) or (877) 549-SHOW (7469), or visit www.uni.edu/gbpac or http://tickets.uni.edu.