Cameron University Professor of Music and McMahon Endowed Chair in Music, Dr. Hyunsoon Whang will present “Liszt and Friends,” a piano recital, on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. “Liszt and Friends” will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birth and will include music by Liszt, Clara Schumann, Chopin, and Beethoven. The recital will take place in the University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Cameron students, staff and faculty are admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit music scholarships at Cameron.
Liszt is one of the most beloved composers from the 19th century; his virtuosity at the piano was legendary. During the recital, Whang will examine and perform multiple aspects of his diverse output.
Whang has performed in more than 500 concerts across the United States as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Korea. Critics have praised her as “the kind of player who appears to immerse her entire being in the music,” and as one who has “always delivered with grace and beauty.” Born in Seoul, Korea, Whang was trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Juilliard School and holds a doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. She serves on the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Touring Artists Rosters. Her live performance videos from Drury University in Missouri have been broadcast on PBS stations in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Her engagements this season include performances in Minneapolis, New York, Kent and Cleveland, Ohio as well as in Oklahoma City and Lawton. In January 2012, she will perform Schumann’s Concerto with the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has been on the faculty at Cameron University since 1993. Her honors include the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council’s “Artist of the Year,” induction into the Cameron University Alumni Association’s Faculty Hall of Fame, Earth Day Coalition’s “Entertainer of the Year,” and a multiple listing in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. In the fall of 2010, Whang received the Arts and Education Award from Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry.
For more information, please contact the Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
September 28, 2011