61.8 F
Los Angeles
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Ji Young An’s concert

Ji Young An performs at the afternoon concert series in at Pierce College Thursday Oct 6, 2011. Photo: Mani Shabbooi

 

 

Bewitching melodies were floating through the air while violinist Ji Young An played as a part of the Pierce College afternoon concerts series Wednesday in room 3400.

Young An was accompanied by pianist Henry Shin, who is currently finishing his doctoral studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

The two musicians played four captivating pieces by composers of the Classical and the Romantic period.

Young An introduced every piece before playing it by describing the composer of the piece, the era during which it was composed, and explaining the messages that the different notes send.

One key can sound luminous, while another sounds angry, she said.

“I love sharing emotions and views of the world with others through the music,” Young An said.

Young An spoke about the colors and emotions music can show, and the meaning it has, as the students sat still listening to her every word.

“It was crazy how fast her fingers were moving,” said Alisa Galper, a Pierce College  student who was exposed to classical music for the first time at the concert.

She is specifically passionate for chamber music, a type of classical music normally written for a small group of instruments.

Young An has performed in several music festivals in Europe, performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Austria, Italy, Norway, and England. She recently received a full scholarship from UCLA for her Master’s and her DMA studies.

“She had a lot of emotion on her face. I was impressed,” said Kayla Karimi, a Pierce College student.

The next Pierce College afternoon concert, played by cellist Ruslan Biryukov, will take place Oct. 13 at 12:45 p.m. in room 3400.

Latest article

Southern gothic classic reimagined in contemporary East Los Angeles

Urban strongman Stanley Kowalski’s personal kryptonite arrives for an extended stay.  Stella and Stanley’s perfectly imperfect married life quickly unravels when sister Blanche arrives on...

Students showcase work in virtual film festival

Pierce College Film Club hosted the 4th annual film festival Friday, Nov. 20, allowing students with love for film to showcase their favorite creations.  Many...

LACCD and LASD going separate ways

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will terminate its contract with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) after failure to reach mutually agreeable...

Preview: The Bull Magazine Fall 2020

A person suffering from anxiety finds comfort in picturing her worries going down the drain. A community leader grows up queer in a religious family. A...

Sheriff Department leaving campus

Negotiations with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Pierce College have ended with President Alexis Montevirgen looking for an alternate security group for...
- Advertisement -

Related Articles