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.