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Outstanding Solo Recital from Baritone Jason Hwang '18
Outstanding Solo Recital from Baritone Jason Hwang '18

On Tuesday evening, January 9, Jason Hwang '18 sang a solo recital on the stage of the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall. The Sixth Form baritone from South Korea gave the performance in fulfillment of his Independent Performance Study course.

Director of Music and Art Department Chair James Wallace welcomed the audience and introduced Jason. Accompanied by pianist Ilya Kazantsev, Jason delivered twelve songs, including Schubert's "Die Post" from Winterreise, the first seven songs from Schumann's Dichterliebe, Tost's "Non T'amo Piu," Mozart's "Non Piu Andrai from The Marriage of Figaro, Gerald Finzi's version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night poem "O Mistress Mine," and a contemporary Korean piece—"Majoong"—by renowned modern art song composer Hak-Jun Yoon.

In preparing for his recital, Jason also produced a detailed four-page program describing and analyzing the songs chosen. The appreciative audience of students, faculty, and friends found the story helpful and were thrilled by his outstanding performance. This culmination of his hard work and effort is timely for Jason, as next week he begins auditioning at several music schools, colleges, and programs for next year and beyond.