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Kent State Choruses and Orchestra Perform Together

Posted Apr. 1, 2010

Kent State University and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present two performances commemorating the one-hundredth Anniversary of Kent State University. The concerts will feature the Kent State University Chorale, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Kent Chorus, all conducted by Scott MacPherson, director of choral activities and the Kent State Orchestra conducted by Scott Seaton.The concert will be held at Kent State University in Cartwright Hall on May 8 and at Severance Hall, in Cleveland, on May 9.

The first concert is slated at Kent State University's main campus on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. Parking is available off of Terrace Drive, just off of Main Street.
Tickets: $15 (general seating) available at the door.
For ticket information to the Kent State location concert, contact Larry Andrews at landrews@kent.edu or 330-673-4535.

The second concert will take place at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland onSunday, May 9, 2010 at 7:00pm.
Tickets: $15. Purchase tickets at the door, or reserve tickets by calling 216-231-1111, Mon thru Fri, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at: http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/tickets/calendar/index.aspx.

Featuring Mozart's famous Requiem, the combined Kent State University Choirs and the Kent State University Orchestra will perform along with professional vocalists Marla Berg, Dawn Padula, Shawn Mathey, and Chia-Wei Lee. This monumental work, left unfinished at the time of the composer's death, will be performed in the completion by Robert Levin. 

Also being highlighted in honor of the centennial celebration is the world premiere of a piece written by Kent State University School of Music faculty member Dr. Thomas Janson.  Janson, commissioned to compose a piece for the Centennial Celebration has written Visions of the Omega, which is a dramatic piece Janson wrote for an orchestra of strings, percussion and solo piano as well as six-part choir. The performance features Kent State University School of Music faculty member and Steinway Artist, Dr. Jerry Wong as the piano soloist. 

The concert opens with Samuel Barber's Second Essay, Op. 17 for orchestra.


For additional information, visit http://dept.kent.edu/music/ or call 330-672-2172.

For media information, contact:
Scott MacPherson, Director of Choral Activities
Associate Professor Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
330-672-2909 or smacpher@kent.edu