Kent Keyboard Series Offers “Dynamic Duos” for Two Pianos with the Pridonoff Duo

The Kent Keyboard Series continues its 2016-2017 season with a concert on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall, located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Dr. on the Kent Campus. Free parking is available.

With a concert featuring the Pridonoff Duo, the Kent Keboard Series delves into the duo piano repertoire, beginning with Anton Arensky’s graceful Suite No. 1, Op. 15. Two movements of Gustav Holst’s famous work for symphony orchestra, “The Planets,” opens the second half of the concert with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s expressive and lush Suite No. 1 “Fantasy” as the finale. Also on the program are Manuel Infantes’ “Three Dances Andalouses” and William Bolcom’s “The Garden of Eden.”

On their return appearance to the series, Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff will offer another sensational display of artistry for two pianos. Since 1982, the duo has performed to great acclaim with John Rockwell of The New York Times describing their performance at Alice Tully Hall as “…charming…” and  “…buoyant and rhythmically alive…” They have appeared at numerous festivals and conferences in the United States, Europe and Asia. Additionally, they have been featured in publications and broadcasts, such as Clavier Magazine and CBS Sunday Morning. After 35 years of teaching at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, they are Emeriti Professors of Piano.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors and Kent State faculty and staff; $10 for groups of 10 or more patrons; and $8 for non-Kent State students who are not eligible for the Fee-for-Free. Tickets are free for full-time, Kent Campus undergraduate students. Also, thanks to a generous donation from a longtime supporter and patron of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, anyone 18 and under can attend the concerts for free, although a ticket must be reserved.

Tickets are available weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Dr. on the Kent Campus. The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks.

The Ludwig Recital Hall Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk-up sales, however, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787). You may purchase adult and senior tickets online by visiting