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Kent State Orchestra Kicks Off 2010/11 Season with "The American Tradition"

Posted Sep. 8, 2010

Conductor Scott Seaton begins his second season with the Kent State University Orchestra in a program of American music on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall on the Kent campus. Tickets are $10 Adults and Seniors, $7.50 Students under 18 years of age, and Free for all KSU students with student ID.

The evening starts with a work by modern composer, John Adams. His piece, The Chairman Dances, is a lively, rhythmic piece employing several dances and is described as an "out take" from his opera, Nixon in China. The tone is then dramatically changed with a world premiere by composer Evan Mack with his piece entitled, Elegy. The gears are again shifted with a lively and light piece for oboe and orchestra by KSU graduate Adam Fields. Adam is now a composer of film and television music with notable contributions spanning from Stephen King's IT to the popular television series, Dawson's Creek. The soloist for this performance of his Suite for Oboe and Orchestra will be KSU's own Danna Sundet. The performance is then concluded with Bernstein's ever-inspiring Overture to Candide followed by Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid Suite, a piece that embodies the American spirit with cowboy tunes and American folk songs.

Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

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For More Information Contact:
School of Music, 330-672-2172
http://dept.kent.edu/music/