The Heidelberg University music department is to host two free concerts this weekend in Brenneman Music Hall on the campus.
South Korean musician Chung-Hoon Peter Chun, viola, is to perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Friday.
Promising a diverse program, Chun is to perform sonatas by Vivaldi and Brahms he adapted for viola, along with three preludes by George Gershwin and pieces by Ernest Bloch, Fritz Kreisler and Rebecca Clarke. Accompanying Chun will be Jiwon Choi on piano.
Born in Seoul, Chun emigrated at age 12 with his family to the U.S. He received formal training at the New England Conservatory and has performed recitals worldwide.
Heidelberg vocal students are to present "The Beguiling Bard: A Shakespeare Song Festival" at 3 p.m. Saturday. The concert is to feature settings of excerpts from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.
These pieces are set in a variety of styles, including art songs by Thomas Arne, Roger Quilter and Franz Schubert as well as pieces from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" and
Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate."
Carol Dusdieker, assistant professor of voice at Heidelberg, is directing.
Accompanying the program is to be an opening statement by English professor Ruth Wahlstrom and several monologues performed by Heidelberg students.
The program is free, although an offering is to be accepted to benefit vocal scholarships for Heidelberg music students.