Cameron University piano professor Hyunsoon Whang will be joined by special guest Keith Robinson on cello for a special concert benefitting KCCU on Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre. The program will include the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn. General admission tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting KCCU at 581-2472.
"The purpose of the concert is to support KCCU which is an integral part of our cultural life, and to bring high quality, live chamber music to the community," Whang says.
KCCU General Manager Ted Riley is appreciative of the support the concert will provide. "The KCCU team is pleased that Dr. Whang and Mr. Robinson will be performing in Lawton on behalf of KCCU," he says. "The benefit concert will raise much needed funds to support classical music programming on KCCU and will be a delightful treat for the audience."
The concert is the fourth benefit for KCCU since 1996. Whang was joined in previous benefit concerts for the station by Cameron University professor of piano Thomas Labé, cellist Pegsoon Whang of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, flutist Jonathan Keeble of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and cellist Lawrence Stomberg of the University of Delaware.
Robinson and Whang first performed together as high school students at the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1980 and most recently in November 2008 at the Kent State in Ohio where Robinson is on the faculty.
Keith Robinson is an internationally acclaimed, award winning cellist and the founder of the Miami String Quartet. He is a graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and has toured extensively around the world.
Hyunsoon Whang has performed in more than 500 concerts across North America, Europe and Asia. She studied at the Juilliard School and Indiana University. She holds the McMahon Endowed Chair in Music at Cameron.
KCCU is a non-commercial educational station licensed to Cameron University in Lawton. The KCCU network includes radio stations in Ardmore, Altus, Chickasha, Clinton, Lawton, Woodward, and Wichita Falls, Texas.
April 19, 2010