Concert benefit with 'City Lights' silent film March 31

  • Pianist HyunJu Kang will perform a live music underscoring of Charlie Chaplin's silent film "City Lights" at a March 31 benefit concert.

    Pianist HyunJu Kang will perform a live music underscoring of Charlie Chaplin's silent film "City Lights" at a March 31 benefit concert. Courtesy of Judson University

 
Submitted by Judson University
Posted3/25/2019 12:45 PM

Judson University's annual fundraising dinner for the Korean Scholarship Fund will feature pianist HyunJu Kang performing a live music underscoring of Charlie Chaplin's silent film "City Lights."

Organized annually by Judson Music Professor Dr. Sojung Hong, the fundraising dinner and concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, in the Thulin Auditorium of Judson University's Thompson Hall, 1151 N. State St., Elgin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

This event will showcase Kang's skill in the largely forgotten art of live music underscoring a silent film.

For more than a decade, Professor Kang has been performing music from Bach to Shostakovich, ragtime, jazz, and improvisation with Charlie Chaplin's silent movie. She brings her diverse experiences as a crossover musician, film music director, and commercial music composer as well as her classical background.

Kang is currently associate professor of piano at SoonCheon National University, South Korea. She earned her bachelor's from Seoul National University, her master's of music from New England Conservatory, and an artist diploma from the National School of Music in Hamburg, Germany.

This is a ticketed fundraising event that supports the Korean Scholarship Fund at Judson University.

Tickets for the movie and dinner are $50. Tickets for the movie only is $35 or $10 for students. Email Dr. Sojung Hong at shong@judsonu.edu for tickets.

Funds raised enable talented international students to study at Judson University through the Music Performance Certificate Program, which is directed by Dr. Hong.

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