Kang to present faculty piano recital
Friday, January 18, 2008
Dr. Juyeon Kang, assistant professor of music at
The recital will feature piano pieces from Kang’s just-released CD, Joyful Noise. A reception will be held following the concert to commemorate the accomplishment. Recordings will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going toward scholarships for Northwestern students.
The CD was funded by the $10,000 Endowed Research Fellowship Kang received from Northwestern last year. For the recording, she selected pieces that sound joyful as an expression of praise to God. The CD’s program notes include information she discovered about the composers’ spiritual beliefs.
Kang’s recital repertoire includes Samuel Adler’s Thy Song Expands My Spirit; Johann Sebastian Bach’s Italian Concerto, BWV 971; Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35, Book II; Claude Debussy’s Four Preludes From Preludes Book II and Alexander Scriabin’s Sonata No. 5, Op. 53.
Kang’s 70-minute CD is being released by Fleur De Son Classics, based in
The recording was Kang’s first experience at producing an edited CD. She spent 14 hours recording, two weeks selecting the best tracks, and 15 hours in the editing process. “It was a very interesting and meaningful experience,” she says. “It was a lot of work and stress, but I feel good about the final outcome.”
Kang, who joined Northwestern’s faculty in 2003, has performed recitals throughout the
Kang has also appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra and Korean Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been aired on television in
A Doctorate of Musical Arts graduate in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in