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Faculty and guest recital set for March 8

February 23, 2012
 Mary Ellen Haupert  Owen Lovell
Dr. Mary Ellen Haupert Dr. Owen Lovell
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a faculty and guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. March 8 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The recital will feature pianists Dr. Mary Ellen Haupert and Dr. Owen Lovell. They will open with "Raw Materials" by Randall Bauer and continue with "Points on Jazz," a four-hand, two-piano jazz ballet by Dave Brubeck. The recital will conclude with "Chiaroscuro" by John Corigliano, in which the two pianos are tuned a quarter tone apart.

Haupert is music director for Roncalli Newman Parish and associate professor of music at Viterbo University, both in La Crosse. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education and piano/flute performance from the College of St. Scholastica, as well as a master's degree and doctorate in piano performance practice from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Her four-hand collaborations with Timothy Schorr have included appearances at Washington University, the Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Wisconsin Public Radio's "Live from the Chazen" and Viterbo University's "One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series," for which she is founder and director.

Lovell, associate professor of music at UW-Eau Claire, earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has appeared as a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician and new music advocate in 12 states, Washington, D.C., Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands. He has worked with many prize-winning composers, most notably Lowell Liebermann, Michael Torke, Samuel Adler, Joan Tower, Dan Welcher, Eric Ewazen, David Maslanka, Denis Smalley and Roberto Sierra. He has performed live on Wisconsin Public Radio and an NPR affiliate in Austin, Texas. Lovell maintains a two-piano collaboration with pianist Immin Chung Poser and performs as Duo Paradox with violinist Lynn Ledbetter on a regular basis.

The faculty/guest artist recital is free and open to the public.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the calendar online.

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