Kent State Chorale to Perform a Concert Dedicated in Memory of Ted Rounds
The Kent State Chorale Fall Concert is set for Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall, located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent. Free parking is available.
Dedicated in memory of the late Ted Rounds, director of percussion studies in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, the Kent State Chorale will feature Dominick Argento’s “I Hate and I Love” for percussion and chorus. Set to the Latin love poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus, the work is a cycle of eight choral songs highlighting the endless cycle of love and hate present in Catullus’ poems. Directed by Scott MacPherson, the Kent State Chorale will perform other works on the program by Palestrina, Byrd, Gibbons, Bartok and more.
Theodore P. “Ted” Rounds joined Kent State’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music in 1995. Born into a family of musicians, he graduated summa cum laude from the Eastman School of Music and went on to earn a graduate degree from Ithaca College. Widely considered to be one of the best of his generation, he was a member of the Eastman Marimba Ensemble for a landmark recording considered the standard to this day. He performed with his wife, vocalist and Kent State adjunct faculty member Tyler Rounds, in the Tyler-Rounds Jazz Duo as well as in other ensembles in Ohio and around the world. He passed away at the age of 60 in his home on Aug. 24 at 11 p.m., listening to the sound of his wife’s beautiful singing.
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; $8 for non-Kent State students who are not eligible for the Fee-for-Free; and 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 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). Adult and senior tickets also can be purchased online at www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets.