The SEK Symphony is honored to welcome Dr. Er-Gene Kahng, violin, to perform Florence Price Second Violin Concerto.
A newly rediscovered piece just premiered by Dr. Kahng and the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra on February 17, 2018.The SEK Symphony will be the second orchestra to perform this exciting work and we are so delighted to share this opportunity with our audience in Pittsburg, Kansas. New Yorker's article. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/the-rediscovery-of-florence-priceThe concert will also include two new works by local composers; Carolann Martin & John Hartmann as well as other pieces by Arvo Pärt and Franz Liszt.Er-Gene Kahng is Concertmaster of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra. She is Associate Professor of Violin and Head of Strings at the University of Arkansas.
During the academic year of 2016-17, she was a Wolfson Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. Her CD of Handel's complete violin sonatas was released through Con Brio Records in August 2017.
Her most recent CD of Florence Price's Violin Concertos has been featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times as "Price's best outing on disk to date."