Mezzo-Soprano Raquel Winnica Young and pianist Sun Min Kim,
both new faculty members in the IUP Department of Music, will perform Ayres Ibericos, a
musical journey through different regions of Spain, as part of the Sound Choices
series. The concert will be presented Friday, October 9, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in
Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of John Sutton Hall.
The evocative compositions of Manuel de Falla, Enrique
Granados, Jesus Garcia Leoz, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Xavier Montsalvatge
revived the dormant folk elements of Spanish music during the 19th and 20th
centuries. These will be paired with selections by Scriabin and Frank, both
composers of the same era.
Both Young and Kim are new to the IUP music faculty, making
their Indiana debuts with this unique program. Young is originally from
Argentina, while Kim is from South Korea. Both have extensive international
Hailed by the Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette as a “beautifully voiced singer-actor,” Raquel Winnica Young
earned a degree in vocal performance from the Colón Opera House in Buenos Aires
and an artist diploma in voice from Duquesne University.
Young's career has taken her to concert halls throughout the
Americas and Europe. Equally comfortable performing early music, new music, and
chamber music, she performed in Handel’s La Resurrezione at the Bach Festival
in Lausanne, Switzerland; the world-premiere opera Marianita Limenia by
Valdo Sciamarella in Buenos Aires; and the European tour of the opera Medeamaterial
by Pascal Dusapin with Remix Ensemble.
South Korean pianist Kim serves as an assistant professor at
IUP. He made his debut with the Ulsan Symphony Orchestra at age 13, performing
Grieg’s Piano Concerto. He has been a prizewinner of national and international
competitions such as the Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Bradshaw
and Buono International Piano Competition, International Crescendo Music
Awards, Brevard Music Center Solo Piano Competition, Harold Protsman Piano
Competition, Competition of the Society for American Musicians, and Lee
Biennial Piano Competition.
Kim completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano
performance and literature with a minor in collaborative piano at the Eastman
School of Music. He also earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from
Tickets for the October 9 event are available online or the Lively Arts ticketing
website. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the
IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313.
Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one
hour prior to the performance. Regular admission is $11, admission for
seniors citizens 60 and older is $9; and I-Card holders, students, and
children are $7.
For more information on this and other events represented by
the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 9, 20158:00 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall
Latin American music comes to life with the voice of Raquel Winnica Young joined by pianist Sun Min Kim, both of whom are new faculty in the Department of Music.
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