Kent State University Orchestra Concert

Kent State University Orchestra Melds Complex Soundscapes, Celebratory Humor and Triumph Over Fate 

The Kent State University Orchestra continues its 2016-2017 season with a concert on Sunday, Dec. 4,at 3 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Free parking will be available.

In its third subscription series concert of the season, the Kent State University Orchestra, under the direction of Katherine Kilburn, will present a concert ranging from light-hearted fun to triumph over fate. The concert will open with Marilyn Shrude’s shimmering “Into Light,” originally commissioned and performed by Henry Charles Smith and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra of Interlochen. The composer will be in attendance. Johannes Brahms’ celebratory and humorous “Academic Festival Overture” is next on the program. Bringing the concert to a triumphant conclusion, the audience will be treated to one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular works, the Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C minor subtitled “Fate.”


Cost: 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. Anyone 18 and under can attend the concerts for free, although a ticket must be reserved.