Muskingum University Hosts Pianist John Mortensen

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The Muskingum University Department of Music will host a performance by pianist John Mortensen on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel. 

A professor of music at Cedarville University, Dr. Mortensen is also a concert pianist and composer.

His musical interests include Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla and jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. 

Mortensen's performance at Muskingum will include selections by Scarlatti and Schumann, as well as some improvisations.

He also performs and teaches Irish and American roots music, playing mandolin, octave mandolin, Irish flute, Irish button accordion, five-string banjo, Uilleann pipes and Irish whistle.

Mortensen leads The Demerits, Cedarville University's premier roots ensemble, and created America's only college-level traditional Irish music session class.   

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Muskingum University Department of Music at 740-826-8095.