CU to host world premiere of CU graduate composer Dec. 5

Dec. 2, 2011
For Immediate Release


By Matthew Schmuck, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University String Ensemble will be giving its fall concert on Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

This will be the world premiere debut of Campbellsville University graduate student composer Seth Johnson’s three pieces: “Versailles, Life Adventure Center, and Horse Farms and Bourbon.”  Johnson’s pieces were composed for an upcoming KET documentary in the “My Kentucky Home” series about Woodford County. Each piece reflects a different location that is unique to the area.

Other songs to be performed are: “Irish Folk Suite,” arranged by Dr. David Hedrick, assistant professor of music; “My Jesus, I Love Thee,” “Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor” and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”

Other student musicians performing include on violin: Saelim Jung of Busan, South Korea, Seunghwa Han of Busan, South Korea, Guang Jin of Yanji, China, Ching-Dao Lin of Kaohsing, Taiwan, Eunsil Park of Busan, South Korea, Hannah Thompson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Caitlin Watson of Campbellsville. Performing on viola will be: Roger Noel Davis of Campbellsville and Katie Johnson of Leitchfield. Performing on cello are: Seth Johnson of Leitchfield and CU faculty member, Saulo DeAlmeida of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Leonardo Barros of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be on double bass.

Saelim Jung will be concertmaster for the night, and Wansoo Cho, instructor in music, will conduct the program.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is


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