Saint Martin’s “Music @ 11” to feature pianist Wolfgang Wortberg

Feb. 7, 2013

LACEY, WASHINGTON —Saint Martin’s University Music Department welcomes pianist Wolfgang Wortberg as its next guest in the 2012-13 “Music @ 11” recital series. The recital, which feature Bach’s work – English Suite No. 3 in G minor, extracts from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Italian Concerto in F major, and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Kreielsheimer Hall, on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. The free event is open to the public.

wolfgang Known for his musical insight, beautiful tone and technical command, pianist Wolfgang Wortberg has performed in venues across the United States and Europe. Audiences and critics alike acclaim his unique concerts as Wortberg interweaves music with insightful reflections on the life and work of the composers and their contemporaries. Born and raised in Germany, Wortberg graduated from Hamburg University and taught at the Brahms Conservatory in Hamburg while performing as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe. Since returning to the United States in 2006, Wortberg has performed in solo recitals, with chamber ensembles and, most recently, as the featured performer with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. Along with performing, he has a special interest in helping young people discover the joy of classical music.

The “Music @ 11” recital series, now in its eighth year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Music Darrell Born, M.M., chair of the University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, to raise awareness of the musical arts and provide opportunities for students and the community to experience various genres of music in a recital setting.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For additional information:

Darrell Born
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts Department
360-438-4506; dborn@stmartin.edu

Sarah Holdener
Director of event services
Saint Martin’s University
360-412-6140; sholdener@stmartin.edu