Kent State’s Verve Chamber Players to Feature Guest Musicians and the Music of Frank Wiley on March 20
Kent State University’s Verve Chamber Players present their spring performance on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. They also will be joined by guest artists oboist Danna Sundet, Kent State faculty member; and Kent State graduate students Cristian Diaz, viola, and María Flórez Areiza, cello. Ludwig Recital Hall is at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts on the Kent Campus. Ample free parking is available.
Audience members will first be treated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387.” Subtitled “Spring,” it is part of a set of six quartets dedicated to Haydn. Next, they will perform “Of Mountains Lost to Time” for string quartet and oboe by Kent State faculty member Frank Wiley and featuring Ms. Sundet. Concluding the program will be the richly scored “Sextet in G Major, Op. 36” for two violins, two violas and two cellos by Johannes Brahms. Kent State graduate students and members of the Efferus String Quartet, Ms. Diaz and Ms. Areiza will join them.
Formed in 2013, the Verve Chamber Players is an Ensemble-in-Residence in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. Composed of five distinguished Kent State faculty members, players include Jung-Min Amy Lee, associate concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra and assistant professor of violin and artist-in-residence at Kent State; Cathy Meng Robinson and Keith Robinson, members of the Miami String Quartet, assistant professors of violin and cello, respectively; Joanna Patterson Zakany, member of the Cleveland Orchestra’s viola section and assistant professor of viola; and Donna Lee, associate professor, Steinway Artist and coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State. Known for their distinctive performances with artistic vitality and vigor, the Verve Chamber Players have been praised for their “virtuosity and commitment” (The Plain Dealer). Every year, they deliver spirited chamber music performances throughout Northeast Ohio.
Tickets are available in advance through the Performing Arts Box Office, in person, by calling 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or at www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors and Kent State faculty; $10 for groups of 10 or more; and $8 for non-Kent State students and Kent State students ineligible for the Fee for Free. Tickets are free for full-time, Kent Campus undergraduate students and those 18 and under. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Roe Green Lobby, Center for the Performing Arts, at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to the start of the performance.