Harpist plans solo recital Tuesday in Urbana

Harpist plans solo recital Tuesday in Urbana

URBANA — Harpist Naoko Yoshino, who has performed with orchestras around the world since she was 17, will perform in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

The performance will mark the culmination of her three-day engagement at the University of Illinois, where she will be the Frances P. Rohlen artist-in-residence beginning Sunday.

Yoshino has been featured with many orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed frequently at international festivals as well, including the Lucerne Festival, the Salzburg Festspiele and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. In 1994, she performed at the Vatican to commemorate the restoration of the Sistine Chapel.

Her UI residency will include two master classes: at 3 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Tuesday in the recording studio in Room 1035 of the Music Building, 1114 W. Nevada St., U; and a lecture-recital at 7 p.m. Monday in the Music Building Auditorium. At that, Yoshino will discuss her collaborations with a variety of contemporary Japanese composers and top musicians. The events are free and open to the public.

Yoshino's solo recital Tuesday evening will include works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy and Ottorino Respighi as well as Takashi Yoshimatsu's "Lyra Scenes, Op. 99." Tickets are $4 for students, $7 for senior citizens and $10 for all others.

Yoshino's residency is sponsored by the UI School of Music, the College of Fine and Applied Arts Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund and the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund, the Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network and the American Harp Society Roslyn Rensch Central Illinois Chapter.

For more information, contact Ann Yeung at annyeung@illinois.edu.

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