Recital features Sung on 18th century violin by Nicolas Lupot

Violinist Benjamin Sung and his wife, pianist Jihye Chang, give a recital of works by American composers for violin and piano on Monday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.

The program is headlined by the world premiere of  Flux Flummoxed by American composer Christian Gentry, currently a graduate fellow at Brandeis University, Boston. He received a Barlow Endowment Composition Commission to write Flux Flummoxed for Sung and Chang, and will speak briefly during the recital about his music.

The recital also features selections from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll, and the Red Violin Caprices by John Corigliano.

Sung, Concertmaster of the FM Symphony, will perform on a 1799 Nicolas Lupot violin loaned to him by the Chi-Mei Foundation of Taiwan. Lupot was a Parisian luthier often referred to by violin dealers and appraisers as the “Stradivari of France.

For more information, contact the MSUM Music Department at (218) 477-2102. The concert is free and open to the public.