A Night of Korean Art Songs

photo: Kim Hyeon-SimSopra­no Hyeon-Sim Kim will present a recital of Kore­an art songs Sep­tem­ber 6, 2014, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Orvis Audi­to­ri­um, 2411 Dole Street on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i Mānoa cam­pus. Chung Haing Lee, piano, and Seo­la Kim, jang­gu and haegeum, will accom­pa­ny Kim in a pro­gram of songs cho­sen to fit the themes of home­land, sea­sons, love, and nature, rang­ing in style from Kore­an tra­di­tion­al to roman­tic West­ern melod­ic songs.

Hyeon-Sim Kim is an alum­na of Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty (bach­e­lor of music and mas­ter of music in voice) and the Man­hat­tan School of Music in New York (master’s degree in vocal per­for­mance). She is guest pro­fes­sor of voice in the Music Depart­ment of Kyung Hee Uni­ver­si­ty in Seoul. She has lec­tured at Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, Korea Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Arts, Kun-Kuk Uni­ver­si­ty, and Sejong Uni­ver­si­ty in Seoul.

Kim has per­formed eleven solo recitals in New York, Nashville, Seoul, and Pusan and has appeared in numer­ous operas, includ­ing La Boheme (Mimi), L’Elisir d’amore (Adi­na), Car­men (Micael­la), and Ryu Gwan Soon (Ryu Gwan Soon). She has record­ed two albums: Come Again! Sweet Love and The Grace of God.

Kim’s recital is pre­sent­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Music Depart­ment and Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, The Unit­ed Kore­an Asso­ci­a­tion of Hawaii, and Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty Alum­ni Asso­ci­a­tion. Tick­ets are $10 gen­er­al admis­sion and $6 stu­dents, seniors (65+), and fac­ul­ty (ID Required). For more infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram, see the UH Music Depart­ment Web site.