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ACTU presents violinist Ben Sung

Arts for the Community at Thomas University presents award-winning violinist Benjamin Sung as part of its Fridays at Noon series. The concert is free and will be at noon on Friday, Oct. 28, in Balfour Chapel on Thomas University’s Forbes Campus, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville. Dr. Sung will perform a wide range of solo violin music by Bach, Paganini, Justin Merritt and Mark O'Connor.

Dr. Sung is Assistant Professor of Violin at Florida State University College of Music. He is also concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, a faculty member of the Brevard Music Center, and a roster artist for Florida Arts on Tour.

He is a past winner of the Starling Award of the Eastman School of Music, the Violin Fellowship of the Montgomery Symphony and an Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant.

“We are excited to have Dr. Sung perform on campus, and his program will even include an Appalachian-inspired waltz, in addition to more standard repertoire,” Dr. Karl Barton, series coordinator, stated.

An enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music, Sung has worked with many of the greatest composers of this generation, including John Adams, Pierre Boulez, George Crumb and Helmut Lachenmann.

He recently released an album of new American works entitled “FluxFlummoxed” on Albany Records, a recording that Fanfare Magazine calls a “brilliant performance of four superb works” with “impeccable intonation and tone production.” 


“These Friday concerts provide an excellent opportunity to experience these artists in a small, intimate setting,” Barton said. “Ben Sung is sure to impress everyone with his range of expression and remarkable ability.”

A complimentary lunch will follow the approximately one-hour performance. For more information, call 229-227-6964 or e-mail actu@thomasu.edu.

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