TONIGHT: Marshall University to present special performance of ‘Enchanted Melodies of Korean Songs’

Marshall University’s School of Music will present “Enchanted Melodies of Korean Songs,” a free concert which is open to the public, featuring Korean art songs performed by a lineup of accomplished artists. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Smith Recital Hall.

Performers include Alexander Wook Lee, tenor and associate professor of voice and opera director at Marshall, and Elizabeth Reed Smith, violinist and professor at Marshall, along with Sun-Joo Oh, a soprano and professor of voice at East Tennessee State University; Dr. Jiyeon Lee, a pianist from Seoul, South Korea, a faculty member at John A. Logan College and at Southern Illinois University Carbondale ; and Dr. Anthony Gray, collaborative pianist who is assistant professor of Practice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

“This free, public event promises an evening of traditional and contemporary Korean art songs, beautifully rendered by a lineup of esteemed artists,” Lee said. “We’ll take you on a journey through the heart of Korean music, highlighting its rich tradition and modern evolutions. The program includes works by composers like Isang Yun, Won-joo Lee, Jisoo Lee, Hyun Kook, and Seungki Hong, ensuring a diverse and enchanting musical experience.”

All are welcome. The concert is sponsored by the Marshall University School of Music in the College of Arts and Media.

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