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Violinist Er-Gene Kahng to Perform at Hendrix College February 5

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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.

Studio head shot of Er-Gene Kahng
Studio head shot of Er-Gene Kahng
Photo by Beth Hall

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: krebs@hendrix.edu.

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