Faculty Chamber Recital features Beethoven, Brahms

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Faculty Chamber Recital will bring a selection of classical music to Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27.

The event is free and open to the public. The Weidner Center is on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Eric Hansen will be on clarinet; Laura Kenney Henckel, member of the Fox Valley Symphony and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, will play cello; and UW-Green Bay Prof. David Severtson will play piano.

Musical selections include multiple sonatas from classical composers Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Prof. Hansen is an assistant professor of music at UW-Green Bay. He teaches Applied Clarinet, Music Theory, Survey of Western Music, Woodwind Ensemble, Woodwind Techniques, and directs the Phoenix Pep Band.

A native of Wyoming, Hansen is a dedicated teacher and active performer. He has appeared in numerous recitals and concert venues in Arizona, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and internationally in Ostend, Belgium. He has performed on several professional recordings as the principal clarinetist of the University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Arizona State University Wind Symphony.

Henckel has been featured as soloist with the Manitowoc Symphony, the Green Bay Civic Symphony and the Fox Valley Symphony. She presently holds the position of principal cellist at the Fox Valley Symphony in Appleton and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

Henckel has performed at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center with such notables as Judy Collins, Bernadette Peters, Cathy Rigby, Anne Murray and Robert Goulet. Henckel is on the faculty of the Lawrence Academy of Music as string specialist in cello.

Severtson coordinates the piano program at UW-Green Bay, teaching studio piano lessons, keyboard musicianship, first-year ear training and Survey of Western Art Music. Severtson maintains an active performing career as a soloist and collaborative artist, including performances on faculty and guest artist recitals at Luther College, St. Olaf College and Bemidji State University. He also has appeared in concert series in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin and currently serves as accompanist for the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra Chorus.