Free chamber music concert to feature Whang/McKelway/Whang

The Cameron University Department of Music will present a chamber music concert featuring Hyunsoon Whang and two internationally known guest artists, clarinetist Daniel McKelway and cellist Pegsoon Whang. The concert is scheduled for Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre and is made possible by co-sponsors Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series and Smith and Sons Insurance. Admission is free. For more information, please call (580) 581-2440.

“One of the joys of being a pianist is having the ability to perform solo or with other artists,” says Hyunsoon Whang, professor of piano and McMahon Endowed Chair in Music. “The combination of piano, cello and clarinet – a somewhat unique blending of instruments – elevates even the most familiar of classical compositions.”

The program will feature Beethoven Trio, Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano, Debussy Rhapsody for clarinet and piano, and the emotionally charged Brahms of Dan McKelway

McKelway, winner of the Avery Fisher Award, serves as the Assistant Principal Clarinetist of The Cleveland Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in 12 foreign countries. In addition, McKelway has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

photo of Pegsoon Whang

Pegsoon Whang is a member of the Utah Symphony Orchestra as well as the Quattro Amici, a string quartet, and the Snake River Chamber Players. She also teaches at the University of Utah and Westminster College. She has toured throughout the United States and Japan with the Brandenberg Ensemble in addition to performing as a soloist and chamber musician internationally.

photo of Hyunsoon Whang

Hyunsoon Whang has delighted audiences in more than 500 concerts across North America, Europe and Asia. In 2010, she received the Governor’s Arts and Education Award from Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry. She has been a member of the Cameron faculty since 1993.


August 28, 2013