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College of the Arts: Music Events

Members of The Cleveland Orchestra and Jerry Wong, piano

Concluding the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Series will be members of The Cleveland Orchestra Barrick Stees, assistant principal bassoon; Frank Rosenwein, principal oboe; Richard Weiss, first assistant principal cello; and Kent State University faculty member and Steinway Artist Jerry Wong, piano. 

Together they will perform an exciting program on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for Performing Arts on the Kent State University Kent campus. Free parking. 

Daniel McKelway and Friends

The fourth concert of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Series will feature several members of The Cleveland Orchestra including assistant principal clarinetist Daniel McKelway; former principal horn and current section member Richard King; and viola section member Lembi Veskimets. Joining them will be soprano Amelia Baisley and pianist Hyunsoon Whang.

Mark Kosower, cello and Jee-Won Oh, piano

Mark Kosower, a consummate artist equally at home internationally as a recital and concerto soloist and as principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra, launches his 2016/17 concert season performing the Haydn C Major Concerto with Jorge Mester and the Orquesta Filarmónica Boca del Rio in Mexico. In addition to his prominent performing career, he is Teacher of Cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is on the faculty at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.

Miami String Quartet and Spencer Myer, piano

Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,” the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America. For over twenty years, their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality has made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today.

Jennifer Koh, violin

Violinist Jennifer Koh, our 2017 Kulas Guest Artist, is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. An adventurous musician, she collaborates with artists of multiple disciplines and curates projects that find connections between music of all eras from traditional to contemporary. She believes that all the arts and music of the past and present form a continuum and has premiered over 50 works written especially for her.