On Saturday, February 10, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present new installments of its St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture and Fireside Coffeehouse Concert series. After a morning lecture about pre-Columbian ceramics in Peru, Saturday evening will feature a concert of “loving songs” by Door County’s own Cynthia Stiehl, mezzo soprano, accompanied by Chicago-based pianist Jeremy Kahn.
St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series: “Love and Sacrifice: Pre-Columbian Ceramics in Peru”
On Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m., Debbie Kupinsky, assistant professor of sculpture at St. Norbert College, will present a lecture entitled “Love and Sacrifice: Pre-Columbian Ceramics in Peru.” In her lecture, Kupinsky (who maintains an active ceramics studio in Appleton) will explore the naturalistic and representational approach of Moche ceramics, the stylized painting of Nazca ceramics, and art and the exploration of environment in Chimu ceramics. Pre-Columbian Peruvians used ceramic works to document their everyday life, and they reflect a sensitivity of form, design, and modeling that sometimes seems at odds with the subjects of sex, childbirth, disease, and human sacrifice.
Kupinsky’s lecture is free to the public (freewill donations encouraged). Coffee and treats from Base Camp Coffee Shop will also be available for purchase.
On Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m., Cynthia Stiehl, mezzo soprano, will perform a concert of “loving songs” in DCA’s cozy fireside lobby. Known for her recitals of American art song, opera, and musical theater, Stiehl’s repertoire extends from Bach to Gershwin and beyond. She has appeared as a guest soloist with symphonies, choirs, and ensembles in Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Door County audiences are familiar with Ms. Stiehl’s numerous benefit performances for local non-profit organizations. She has performed Samuel Barber’s “Dover Beach” and Aaron Copland’s “American Songs,” as well as premiering works by Richard Cumming, written especially for her. Stiehl will be accompanied at DCA by Chicago-based pianist Jeremy Kahn, whose numerous performance credits include appearances with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Joni Mitchell, Phil Woods, Teramasu Hino, Charlie Haden, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Cook, and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Tickets for Stiehl and Kahn’s performance are $17.50. Seating is limited; advance reservations are recommended and can be made at the DCA box office, located on Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.
Coffee and treats from Base Camp Coffee Shop will be available for purchase.
More information about all these events is available at the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m, and can also be reached on the phone at (920) 868-2728 or online at dcauditorium.org.
DCA’s Winter Season is made possible with support from Winter Series Passport Program sponsors and partners Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik, Base Camp Coffee Shop, an Anonymous Friend of DCA, The Cordon Family Foundation, Dahl Law Firm, Friends of Gibraltar, Grasse’s Grill, Homestead Suites, Landmark Resort, Main Street Market, Ross Estate Planning, Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa, and The Skinner Family Fund of the Door County Community Foundation.