Nationally recognized violinist, researcher, educator to give free Sunday afternoon recital
CONWAY, Ark. (January 20, 2023) — Dr.
Er-Gene Kahng will perform Sunday, Feb. 5 at Hendrix College in a recital that
is free and open to the public.
The performance will take place at 3
p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building (labeled 18a on the
current campus map). Assisted
by Hendrix College’s Willis H. Holmes Distinguished Professor of Music Dr. John
Krebs, Kahng will present sonatas for violin and piano by Arthur Foote and Amy
Beach, Bostonian composers of the Gilded Age.
Kahng, who serves as professor
of violin and director of graduate studies at the University of Arkansas in
Fayetteville, is a violinist, researcher, and educator whose work came to the
fore through her advocacy for the compositions of American classical composer
Florence Price. She has been featured on PBS’ Great Performances episode, “Now
Hear This: Florence Price and the American Migration,” and her recording of
Florence Price’s Violin Concertos (Albany Records, 2018) has been cited and
praised by sources such as The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The New
Yorker, and The New York Times as an important contribution to American
classical music. The recording has aired on programs like NPR’s Songs we Love,
and APM’s Performance Today.
Learn more about Kahng at
her website. Questions about the Feb.
5 recital may be directed to Krebs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A private liberal arts college in
Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the
country’s leading liberal arts institutions and is featured in Colleges That
Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its
academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a
fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876,
Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To
learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.