Soprano joins Packard Band for summer finale

Soprano Misook Yun will join the W.D. Packard Concert Band Sunday for its final outdoor concert of the summer.

Yun is a voice professor at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of music. She also is a founding member of the Dana Trio, which recorded its first performance video, “Beyond Auf den Strom,” this summer with a YSU research grant.

Yun has performed in Austria, Hungary and South Korea as well as the United States. She has performed in numerous operas and appeared as a soloist with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra., Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra.

With the Packard Band, Yun will perform George and Ira Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” John Barnes Chance’s Variations on a Korean Folk Song and Musetta’s Waltz from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme.”

Other selections on the program, conducted by Stephen L. Gage, include Jamie Texidor’s “Amparito Roca” march, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Italian Polka, Pierre Lemans’ “March of the Belgian Paratroopers,” “Nimrod” from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” Robert Sheldon’s Danzas Cubanas, a medley of Glenn Miller favorites arranged by Paul Murtha and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the south lawn bandshell of Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Admission is free, and funding is provided by the W.D. Packard trust.


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