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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 3/10/04
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      HAMMOND -- Pianist David Evenson, head of Southeastern Louisiana University’s music and dramatic arts department, will present a faculty recital on March 15.
      The 7:30 p.m. recital at Pottle Music Building Auditorium is free to the public and is part of the department’s spring arts series, “Encore!”
      Evenson will perform Overture to Cantata “Wir danken dir Gott” by Johann Sebastian Bach; Three Pieces by Francis Poulenc; Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76 by Johannes Brahms; Transcendental Etude No. 9 in A-flat Major (“Remembrance”) by Franz Liszt; and Sonata No. 3 in A Minor (“From Old Notebooks”) by Serge Prokofiev.
      A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Evenson began studying piano at the age of nine. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University under the tutelage of the late Cuban-American virtuoso Jorge Bolet. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Arizona as a student of the late Ozan Marsh. 
      Evenson also studied in Fontainebleau, France, and at the Chautauqua Festival Music School in New York. 
      Evenson joined the Southeastern faculty in 1979 and, in 1992, received the university's prestigious President's Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity. He has been chair of the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts since 1994. 
      Evenson is featured on a compact disc recording of chamber music for saxophone and piano with saxophonist Lawrence Gwozdz, with whom he has performed on Wisconsin Public Radio, Los Angeles Public Radio and Prague Radio. In 2000 MMC Recordings released a compact disc recording of his Southeastern colleague Stephen Suber's "Enchantments: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra," with Evenson as piano soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. 
      As a soloist, Evenson performs frequently on campus and has been heard with the Louisiana Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Mississippi Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Wellesley Symphony in Boston, and the Baton Rouge Symphony. He has performed chamber music on a tour of Argentina and Uruguay and in Weill Recital Hall in New York City. 
      For additional information about the recital, contact the department of music and dramatic arts, 985-549-2184.