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Misook Yun, soprano and Rika Uchida, piano to collaborate in guest artist recital
Misook Yun, professor of voice at Youngstown State University and Rika Uchida, associate professor of piano and theory at Drake University will give a guest artist recital. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 pm at Leckburg Hall, Simpson College.
The program features Vocalise and Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne (Oh, never sing to me again) by Rachmaninoff, Banalités by Poulenc, Canciones clásicas españolas by Obradors, “Obéisson quand leur voix appellee” from Manon by Massenet, Písně Rusalky O Měsíčku” (Rusalka Song to the Moon) from Rusalka by Dvořák and “Tu, tu, tu from Madama Butterfly by Puccini.
Praised as a singer of “exquisite clarity” and “virtuosity,” Yun has performed in Italy, Austria, South Korea, and across the U.S. An accomplished operatic performer, Yun has appeared in the roles of Mimi, Musetta, Cio Cio San, Tosca, Nedda, Santuzza, Micaela, Adina, High Priestess, Violetta, Suzel, and Genevieve.
Uchida specializes in music written in early 20th century, especially in solo piano music by Claude Debussy. She has performed the lecture-recital: Music of Claude Debussy: from Romantic to Modern Sound and given piano master classes in Japan, China, Malaysia and across the U.S.
Yun and Uchida will also be performing on Friday, September 5, 7:30 pm in Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University and September 7 at 2 pm at Sebring-Lewis Hall, Grinnell College.