SU Conservatory Student Yun Tai Kim to Perform at 1 p.m. FREE Student and SU Faculty Admission

Winchester, VA 03/11/15…Award-winning pianist and Shenandoah Conservatory student Yun Tai Kim will perform classical music in a 1 p.m. recital at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) this Sunday, March 15.

Part of the monthly “Afternoons at the MSV” concert series presented by the Museum in partnership with Shenandoah Conservatory, Sunday’s program is free to MSV Members, all Shenandoah University students and faculty (with identification), and youth ages 12 and under. For all others, the cost is just $10 ($8 youth/senior) and includes the performance and admission to the Museum galleries.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Yun Tai Kim is a senior at Shenandoah Conservatory. He is majoring in piano performance under the tutelage of Distinguished Artist-in-Residence John O’Conor. Yun Tai Kim has performed with symphonies in Korea and the United States and has been awarded prizes in numerous piano competitions.

For Sunday’s recital at the MSV, Yun Tai Kim will present “Piano Masterpieces,” a recital featuring works by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, and Frédéric Chopin.

Those planning to attend Sunday afternoon’s performance are encouraged to arrive early; seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the recital will be available at the Visitor Information Desk beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Before or after the performance, attendees are invited to enjoy the MSV exhibitions. On view in the Founders Gallery, Face to Face: Portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection features 35 portraits by renowned eighteenth and nineteenth-century American and European artists. In the Shenandoah Valley Gallery, Safes of the Valley presents the first-ever display of food safes—commonly known as “pie safes”—made in the Shenandoah Valley region and dating to the 1800s and early 1900s.

Following Sunday’s recital, upcoming “Afternoons at the MSV” will take place on April 26 and May 17. In April, the Doahnamics Saxophone Quartet will perform classical, jazz, and pop music. May’s program will feature a performance of classical and Romanian folk music from the trio Amor e Saudade.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and six acres of gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Museum galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through October. Additional information is available at or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–