Award-Winning Pianist Featured at Emerson Event

Dr. David Severtson, Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay, will perform works of Schumann, Chopin and Schubert March 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), located in Sister Bay.

The UUFDC sponsors the annual Emerson Cultural Series named for 19th century Unitarian minister and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson who prized education, learning and culture.

Dr. Severtson coordinates the piano program at UWGB and also maintains an active performing career as a soloist and collaborative artist. He has performed on faculty and guest artist recitals at Luther College, St. Olaf College and Bemidji State University. He recently appeared in recital with cellist Wendy Warner in the symphony’s “Up Close and Personal” series hosted by the Neville Public Museum.

Dr. Severtson’s research interests include the music of Robert Schumann, which resulted in the publication of an article in the Music Research Forum in 2002, as well as French music and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. Prior to teaching at UWGB, he taught as a full-time studio instructor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and as an adjunct studio instructor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Other upcoming Emerson Series Cultural events include “The Greatness of the Greeks: Their Cultural Heritage in Art, Architecture, Literature and Drama” presented by Henry Timm April 15 and the return of mezzo-soprano Cynthia Stiehl and pianist Judy Jackson performing “Songs of Scandinavia and the British Isles” May 27.

All performances begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 at the door, $5 for students. A reception will follow each performance providing an opportunity to meet the performers.

The UUFDC is located at 269 Koessl Lane (at Country Walk Drive) in Sister Bay. For more information call 920.854.7559 or visit our web site