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UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture

Slovakia

featuring Sarah Meredith Livingston
Associate Professor of Music & Women's and Gender Studies

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Since 1933, the beautiful land of Slovakia or the Slovak Republic has experienced profound political and cultural changes.  Today it is a thriving, modern nation, and a member of the European Union.   Join Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston in an exciting tour of this small gem-of-a-country, where she has made music in traditional classical settings, as well as the Roma communities in eastern Slovakia.  Since being introduced to this land in 2001, Professor Meredith Livingston was a guest professor at the Academy of Music and Dance, Bratislava.  She will explore with you how Slovakia is a place of truly rich musical traditions, and she will present and sing art songs from the late 19th/early 20th century from composers of which most Americans never have heard. She will also talk about the exciting new possibilities that lie ahead for this transformed country and why it is a place you must visit!!

Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015

Gathering/Cash Bar: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Dinner and presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m.

$29 per person

Location:
UW-Green Bay: University Union Phoenix Rooms

 

Featured Presenter:

Sarah Meredith LivingstonSarah Meredith Livingston

Associate Professor of Music & Women's and Gender Studies

Throughout Europe, the U.S. and South America, SARAH MEREDITH LIVINGSTON has performed as soloist, recitalist, masterclass teacher and adjudicator. Ms. Meredith Livingston, a native Iowa, is currently Associate Professor of Music, Women and Gender Studies, and Global Studies at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she teaches applied voice, Diction for Singers, Opera/musical Theater Workshop, and Women in the Performing Arts as well as Opera Seminar. She received degrees from Iowa State University,(BS, 1974; BM,1975), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois,(M.M., Music Education/Voice Performance), Hochschule fur Musik, Hamburg, Germany,(Auslander Diplom,1978-1980), and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (DMA,Voice Performance/Opera, 1987). Since 1993, Ms. Meredith Livingston has organized student and faculty groups to perform in Canada, Ukraine, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic and Brazil. She is the founder and director of the Montreal International Czech/Slovak Voice Competition Semi-finals that will be held for the 6th time on the UWGB campus in October, 2013. This event has the distinction of being the only competition promoting Czech/Slovak music in the United States.

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Slovak Dinner Menu

Soup – Prívarok (hearty soup) - Šošpvicový (Lentil) 

Entrées – Vepřo-Knedlo-Zelo (Pork with Dumplings and Cabbage), Kurací Paprikáš with Halušky (Chicken Paprikash with potato gnocci), starch included with entrée

Vegetable – Roasted Root Vegetables

Dessert – Poppy seed cake with whip cream topping

Beverages

 

UW-Green Bay's Dinner Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, highlights UW-Green Bay faculty expertise on various projects and interests in a socially accommodating, friendly learning atmosphere for the greater Green Bay community. Each evening event begins with a social/greeting time, followed by a delicious menu expertly prepared by the University's chefs. While enjoying dessert, the featured guest faculty will showcase his or her work in a presentation format. The event usually culminates with a short question/answer session, usually ending by 8:15 p.m.

Dress is typically business casual and comfortable.