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Three September recitals open Manchester's new music performance year
Manchester University will spotlight senior music major Angelina Jung and Dr. Ji-Young Jeoung of its music faculty in three September recitals. The public is invited to join the audience in Wine Recital Hall on the North Manchester campus. The recitals are free.
Angelina Jung, a voice and composition major from Plymouth, Ind., has taken the Manchester University stage as La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and as the Sleep Fairy in Hansel and Gretel.
For her composition recital at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, Jung and Manchester University vocal and instrumental musicians will present her compositions entitled Mer Orgageuse, Inconcinnus, On Monsieur’s Departure, Sonnet 116 and the Banshee of the Cliffs of Mohrs.
"I will take the audience through the steps I took as a new composer," said Jung. "I will take them from some of my first compositions to my most recent composition."
Assisting her will be Tim Reed on piano, Scott Humphries on tenor saxophone, mezzo-soprano Kelly Iler, Linda Kummernuss and Emily Lynn on violin, Robert Lynn on cello and Katie Huddleston on string bass.
For her voice recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, the soprano will display the breadth and depth of her vocal talent with music by Bach, von Gluck, Delibes, Fauré, Puccini, Argenta and Mozart. Her accompanist is Alan Chambers on piano.
Lecturer Ji-Young Jeoung will take the stage at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. Her program includes works by Beethoven, Liszt, Kapustin and Haydn.
Jeoung has performed in concerts throughout the world and presents in music conferences throughout the United States. The South Korean earned a doctorate and master’s degree in piano performance from Ball State University, where she studied with Robert Palmer. She also holds a master’s degree in piano performance from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul.
Manchester University believes music makes an enormous contribution to the quality of human life and is an integral part of a liberal arts education. All Manchester students are exposed to the fine arts.
Manchester offers study in music education, applied music, music theory/composition and general music. All emphasize excellence in performance and the importance of encouraging others to participate in and appreciate many types of music. Learn more about music at Manchester at www.manchester.edu.