Gabriela Frank/Hyeyung Yoon Performance

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Date: Apr 13
Venue: Kimball Recital Hall
Location: 1113 R Street
Ticket Price: Free and open to the public
Time: 7:30pm
Phone: (402) 472-6865

In a farewell concert celebrating her thirteen years of teaching and performing at UNL, violinist Hyeyung Yoon will be joined by composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank in a concert featuring Frank’s compositions. Included in the Washington Post’s list of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August, 2017), identity has always been atthe center of Gabriela Lena Frank’s music. Born in Berkeley, California to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Frank explores her multicultural heritage through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, her pieces often reflect her studies of Latin American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own. Featured on the program are Frank’s Sueños de Chambi: Snapshots for an Andean Albumfor violin and piano, a work inspired by Martín Chambi, the first Amerindian photographer to achieve international acclaim and Suite Mestiza for Solo Violin, a work composed just last year. Also on the concert are Violin Duos by Béla Bartók performed by Ms. Yoon and students from her studio, Ye-Eun Cho and Grace Pugh and Frank’s Adagio para Amantaní, performed by cellist Gregory Beaver and Ms. Frank.