Kent Blossom Music Festival to Hold Virtual Concert Season in July
The Kent Blossom Music Festival and the Kent State University Glauser School of Music announce the launch of a five-concert rebroadcast series in July featuring performances recorded over the past three seasons. All concerts will be streamed free of charge on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.
Every Wednesday during the month of July (July, 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29) at 7:30 p.m. will feature a different concert. Featured musicians include past Kulas Guest Artists violinist Jennifer Koh, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and the Emerson String Quartet with cellist Jerry Grossman. Another concert will feature faculty artists-in-residence the Miami String Quartet with pianist Spencer Myer. Finally, two concerts will feature a variety of performances by our faculty artists from The Cleveland Orchestra and visiting young artists. Music performed will range from Bach to some of today’s best-known living composers.
“I’m so pleased that the Kent Blossom Music Festival team has been able to put this virtual concert experience together and that we can offer some incredibly special performances to the community,” said Ricardo Sepúlveda, festival director. “We believe in the transformative power of music; and even in these extreme times, music is a profound tool that unites people and permeates every part of our lives.”
Though watching is free, a link will be provided where viewers can give to support the festival. Each tax-deductible gift will be used to ensure the longevity of the now 52-year festival and partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra, supporting the many talented young artists who spend future summers with us.
A final schedule and more information will be available at www.kent.edu/blossom.