Director's Letter

Dear Kent Blossom Music Festival Friends,
 
I would like to personally invite you to join us this summer for the 2022 Kent Blossom Music Festival season!
 
From Sunday, July 3 through Monday, August 8, the festival will host 4 faculty concerts, 11 young artist concerts, and a culminating side-by-side performance with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. This year's faculty series includes performances by Cleveland Orchestra members, Kulas Visiting Guest Artists the McGill/McHale Trio, and the festival’s quartet-in-residence, the Miami String Quartet and pianist Spencer Myer.
 
Our Faculty Concert Series opens on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Cleveland Orchestra’s Associate Concertmaster, Amy Lee; Principal Oboe, Frank Rosenwein; and various guest artists. 
 
The following week will feature our Kulas Visiting Guest Artists the McGill/McHale Trio on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Anthony McGill is the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, the first African American to hold that position. Anthony’s brother Demarre McGill is the principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony, and Michael McHale, from Ireland, is one of Europe’s finest pianists.
 
Next, on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m., the Miami String Quartet will perform with acclaimed pianist and recently appointed associate professor of music in piano at The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Spencer Myer.
 
Finally, the Faculty series will conclude with a concert featuring various guest artists and members of The Cleveland Orchestra including Assistant Principal Bassoon, Barrick Stees; First Assistant Principal Cello, Richard Weiss; and recently retired Principal Keyboardist, Joela Jones performing on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.
 
In recognition of your support, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to order early and secure a subscription package. This discounted, four-concert subscription is $100 for adults and only $80 for seniors, with a total savings of $20. We are also offering a $30 subscription for college students with a valid I.D. And everyone 18 and younger can attend concerts free of charge. We hope you spread the word and invite family and friends!
 
Subscriptions can be purchased starting May 31, by calling 330-672-2787, by mail, or in person between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Performing Arts Box Office in the Roe Green Center Lobby, Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent (previously known as the Music and Speech Building). 
 
We look forward to seeing you this summer and enjoying an extraordinary season together!
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any concerns, questions, or would like to talk. 
 
Sending you all my best and well wishes,
Ricardo Sepúlveda
Director, Kent Blossom Music Festival
rsepulv1@kent.edu
330-672-0397