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FSU Presents Piano Concert Featuring West Virginia-Inspired Work

“Montani,” a piano concert featuring works inspired by the West Virginia landscape, will be presented by Dr. Eun-Suk Jung at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at Frostburg State University.

A master class with Eric Kitchen, composer of the “Montani” program will be held before the concert at 1:30 p.m. in PAC room 216. All events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Jung, a native of South Korea, began her piano studies at age 7. She holds her undergraduate degree in performance from Korea. Dr. Jung earned her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from West Virginia University.

Kitchen began his piano studies at an early age near his hometown of Williamsport, Md. He earned his undergraduate degree in piano performance from Frostburg State University. His writing was influenced by master classes with Pulitzer Prize-winning composers George Crumb, George Rochberg and Morton Gould.

The concert is composed of four musical pieces. The appearance of the first piece “Sonata (Apalachee)” brings to mind a vision of many teepees among the ancient landscape, promoting the subtitle “Apalachee.” The six movements of the suite “Mountain Sketches,” are a documentation of various scenes the composer experienced throughout the Mountain State.

“Blackwater Images,” a one-movement work, was first performed by Dr. Jung in July 2006 at the Penn Alps Great Hall in Grantsville, Md.

The title work, “Montani,” presents scenes from three mountains: Fairfax Stone, Kate’s Mountain Clover and Spruce Knob. This performance will be the world premiere of this work.

For more information, call the FSU Department of Music at (301) 687- 4109. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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