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November 05, 2014

Japan Native to Perform Senior Piano Recital November 5

The Department of Music at West Virginia Wesleyan College presents a senior piano recital by Kayoko Funada on November 5 at 6 p.m. in the Loar Auditorium.

Funada is an international student from Saitama, Japan studying music performance at Wesleyan. Under the tutelage of Dr. Linda Sabak, professor of music, Funada will perform Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier I by J. S. Bach; Sonata in A minor, D. 784 by Franz Schubert; Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major and Opus 27 by Frederic Chopin; and Estampes by Claude Debussy.

A student since 2011, Funada has found a home here at Wesleyan.

“Wesleyan adopted me, thanks to the members of the community,” she stated.  “I enjoyed my time here very much.”

As far as Funada’s plans for post-graduation, she said, “I would love to stay in the country and pursue my studies in piano and organ music.”

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information on the recital, please contact Linda Sabak at or (304) 473-8050.

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