FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola Music Program Hosts Faculty Recital
Internationally Recognized Professors to Perform Classic Pieces and Original Compositions
CHICAGO, October 16, 2006 The Loyola University Chicago Music Program will host a Faculty Recital featuring Loyola professors Haysun Kang, DM, and Bjorn Berkhout, DM, on Friday, October 20, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mundelein Center Auditorium, 1020 W. Sheridan Road.
The program will include performances of Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 69, selected solo pieces by both musicians, and the premiere of Dr. Berkhout’s original composition, Invention on a Popular Rhythm, with guest clarinetist Todd Nickow.
The Faculty Recital is free and open to the public. For ticketing information, please call Jeff Wonders in Loyola’s Department of Theatre at 773-508-3830.
About the Performers:
Haysun Kang has performed frequently as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist at major concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, and live on WQXR-FM radio in New York. She has performed throughout America, Europe, and Asia. Last season, she performed with the Philharmonia Sudecka and Philharmonia Dolnoslaska in Poland, where she was praised for her “immaculate technique and flawless dexterity” in her performances of the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2. A native of Korea, Dr. Kang is a product of both Korean and American formal musical training.
Bjorn Berkhout’s music has been performed by such groups as the Omaha Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Players, the Alea III Ensemble, the Northwestern Contemporary Ensemble, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and the Post-Mudler Piano Duo. He has received attention at many national and international festivals and has received many international awards. Most recently, Dr. Berkhout was awarded 2nd Prize in the Gustav Mahler Composition Contest for his work Eclipse, which was premiered July 27th in Viktring, Austria, by the Janus Ensemble Vienna.
About Loyola University Chicago’s Music Program
Loyola University Chicago’s music program enables students to develop and refine their modes of perception and express themselves in a variety of ways. The program offers instruction in various studio media, gives access to musical experiences from multi-faceted historical and ethnic perspectives, and develops technical expertise. The music program also capitalizes on Chicago’s prime location, utilizing its museums, concert halls, and libraries for academic study and access to the living history and practice of the arts.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education,U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.LUC.edu.