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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - Cellist John Burton and pianist Young-Hyun Cho will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. The program will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2” and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op 19.”

Dr. Burton, professor and chairman of the music department at UT Arlington, received bachelor and master of music degrees in cello performance from Rice University and the Doctor of Musical Arts in cello performance from the University of Southern California. He taught at Texas Christian University from 1991 until 2000, and has participated in chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the southwest. He has been principal cello of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and the Texas Opera Theater Orchestra, as well as the San Angelo Symphony, the Abilene Philharmonic and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. Burton is recorded on the CRI label.

Dr. Young-Hyun Cho has appeared as soloist with the Eastman Symphony Orchestra, the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra. Cho’s performing credentials include prizes in international and national piano competitions.

She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, a master’s degree and a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University. She has held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.; Columbia Union College in Tacoma Park, Md.; the Academy of Music in Gaithersburg, Md.; the McLean School of Music in McLean, Va., and the Preparatory School of the Korean National University in Seoul, Korea.

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