Department of Music to Present Guest Recital

September 28, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — To kick off the month of October, the University of Mount Union’s Department of Music will present Misook Yun, Alice Wang and Sophia van der Westhuizen in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 in Presser Recital Hall.

Soprano Misook Yun is a full-time music professor at Youngstown State University as well as an accomplished operatic performer and major concert soloist. A renowned singer of “exquisite clarity” and “virtuosity,” Yun has showcased her talents across the U.S., Italy, Austria and South Korea. In 2010, Yun received the audience choice award at the Classical Singers Convention.

Alice Wang, a clarinet performer and assistant professor of clarinet at Youngstown State University, has been described as “lively and assuring” and “having fast and intricate finger work.” Wang has been a featured soloist with the Ohio District V Honor Band and the W.D. Packard Concert Band. She is also a member of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and often performs with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra.

South African pianist Sophia van der Westhuizen is a piano teacher at Youngstown State University and an international performer as well. Her “exceptional pianism through evocative coloring” has allowed her to perform internationally as a soloist, collaborative pianist and as part of the Westhuizen Duo. The duos’ performances have been broadcast worldwide on the radio.

Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall, which stands on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street, across from the Campus Lakes.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the University of Mount Union Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

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