Husband and wife duo Mark Tollefsen and Jae Won Kim will honor the works of Meredith Monk at UNC-Chapel Hill this Wednesday, Feb. 26. Their performance will be the first of three centered around Monk's work coming to Chapel Hill's campus in the next couple of weeks.
Tollefsen and Kim are both professors in UNC-Pembroke’s music department and will perform together on Chapel Hill's campus in Person Recital Hall at 7:30 pm.
They will be performing the complete works of Monk , a 20th-century classical composer and performer of both vocal and piano music. In 2015, Monk was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor in arts achievement in the United States, presented to her by President Barack Obama.
Allen Anderson, chair of the music department, said much of Monk's work is similar to minimalist composers from the late 20th century.
“From 1971 and the most recent from 2006, they are quiet and calm compositions," Anderson said. "She’s a minimalist composer, very similar to those of the '80s and '90s."