Violinist Chee-Yun returns to Vilar
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – The second annual June S. Kang Love of the Arts Scholarship benefit concert will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. The evening will include performances by renowned violinist Chee-Yun and is a benefit for the June S. Kang Love of the Arts Scholarship fund. Additional musicians performing with Chee-Yun are Charles Wadsworth and Jeewon Park on piano, Jeremy Turner on cello and soprano and vocalist, Courtenay Budd.|Highlight’s from the evening’s musical program include: Dvork’s Slavonic Dance in E minor for Piano, Four Hands op.46, Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance in F-sharp minor for Piano, stor Piazzolla’s Autumn & Spring from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Camille Saint-Sans’ “Le Bonheur Est Chose Lgre.” Local Edwards resident Han Kang established the benefit concert in 2010 in memory of his late wife, June. Chee-Yun, a personal friend of the Kang family for many years, will again include Beaver Creek on her tour to honor the Kang family. All proceeds from the concert directly benefit the June S. Kang Love of Arts Scholarship fund with monies to be awarded to an Eagle County high school senior, with plans to pursue a degree in the performing arts.Melissa Gilbert, a Battle Mountain graduate was the 2010 scholarship recipient and was awarded $5,000 toward two years of college at Denver University. To learn more about this scholarship fund please visit http://www.vvf.org. Individuals making a contribution to the June S. Kang Love of the Arts Scholarship Fund beyond the ticket price are invited to an on-stage post-concert champagne reception with the artists. Tickets for Chee-Yun & Friends are $50 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 888-920-ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Center box office in Beaver Creek.