Director's Letter

I am personally inviting you to join us this summer for the 51st Season of Kent Blossom Music Festival, a partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and Kent State University.
 
This year’s Kulas Foundation concert will feature the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. The trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists: Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, while making annual appearances at many of the world's major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda. Mr. Kalichstein has been a piano faculty member at Juilliard since 1983 and since 2003 has served as Juilliard’s Chair in Chamber Music Studies. Mr. Laredo is the 2017 recipient of the Artist Teacher Award from the American String Teachers Association and has excelled in multiple roles including soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue and chamber musician. Mrs. Robinson is the Founding Director of the Advanced Piano Trio Program at Cleveland Institute of Music and is highly sought after for her dynamic masterclasses.
 
Our faculty concert series will feature fantastic artists from The Cleveland Orchestra, Kent State’s revered faculty, the Miami String Quartet, pianist Spencer Myer and other guest artists. By purchasing a subscription to the faculty series, you can save even more and the quality of concerts you will experience for this value is amazing! All faculty concerts take place on Wednesdays at 7:30pm during the month of July at Kent State’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s Ludwig Recital Hall. Parking is complimentary.
 
I also encourage you to attend the Young Artists Series, where our 43 visiting students bring to life exciting chamber music masterpieces. Please see the Young Artists Series schedule for more information to enjoy these free concerts.
 
I look forward to seeing you this summer! 
 
Best regards,
Ricardo Sepúlveda
Director
Kent Blossom Music Festival