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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

February 13, 2018

College of the Ozarks to host guest violinist Er-Gene Kahng, guest pianist Paul Whitley on Feb. 27

College of the Ozarks will host guest violinist Er-Gene Kahng and guest pianist Paul Whitley College of the Ozarks will host guest violinist Er-Gene Kahng at the Newman Recital Hall on Feb. 27.

College of the Ozarks will host guest violinist Er-Gene Kahng and guest pianist Paul Whitley Paul Whitley, guest pianist, will perform alongside Er-Gene Kahng at College of the Ozarks on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host guest violinist Er-Gene Kahng and guest pianist Paul Whitley on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Recital Hall of the Gittinger Music Building.

Kahng is a violin professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is the concertmaster of the Arkansas Philharmonic and the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra. She previously held positions with the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Baton Rouge Symphony. Kahng’s current research interest focuses on reviving and preserving the music of Arkansan composer Florence Price. A recording of Price’s violin concertos No. 1 and 2 was recently released through Albany Records. 

Whitley is the associate professor of piano at John Brown University, president of the Northwest Arkansas Music Teachers Association, and associate organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Siloam Springs. Whitley holds degrees from Wheaton College, New England Conservatory, and Northwestern University, where he studied in the same studio as College of the Ozarks Professor of Music Clara Christian. Whitley has enjoyed more collaborative work in recent years, especially exploring repertoire for violin and piano.

The recital will consist of selected works from Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saens, and Cesar Franck.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


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