Kent State University College of the Arts Celebrates Dual Milestones
Kent State University’s College of the Arts is celebrating two milestones. The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, known for presenting impressive guest artists since 2002 to the university and community in the areas of visual arts, music, theatre, dance and architecture, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Additionally, the college’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music recently acquired the All-Steinway designation after completing its Steinway campaign. In honor of these two impressive accomplishments, the college, in conjunction with the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, proudly presents pianist Arnaldo Cohen to the Kent Campus on Saturday,Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The performance by the highly lauded, Brazilian-born pianist Cohen will take place in the University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall at 650 Hilltop Dr. on the Kent Campus. Free parking is available in the Cartwright Hall lot off of Terrace Drive.
Performing on a nine-foot Steinway Concert Grand D, Cohen’s program for the evening will include such pieces as Bach-Busoni “Chaconne,” Alberto Nepomuceno “Air (from Suite Antiga),” Luis Levy “Valsa Lenta No. 4,” Radames Gnattali “Valsa No. 7,” Francisco Braga “Corrupio (Valsa Capricho),” Ernesto Nazareth “Odeon,” Ernesto Nazareth “Apanhei-te Cavaquinho,” Schumann “Arabesque op. 18,” and Chopin’s “Ballade No. 1” and “Scherzo No. 2.”
Advance ticket reservations are recommended to ensure a seat. To reserve a seat, call 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visit the new Performing Arts Box Office in the Roe Green Center of the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Dr. or reserve online atwww.kent.edu/artscollege. The box office is open Monday – Friday, noon-5 p.m. Non-reserved tickets will be offered at the door based on availability. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be provided in the lobby following the concert.
Cohen has a reputation for astonishing his audiences with the musical authority and blistering virtuosity of his performances. His graceful and unaffected platform manner belies playing of white-hot intensity, intellectual probity, and glittering bravura technique bordering on sheer wizardry.
The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series has brought noted artists such as composer Stephen Schwartz, Next to Normal actress Alice Ripley; Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet; postmodern minimalist artist Richard Tuttle; artists and fashion designers Ruben and Isabel Toledo; and internationally acclaimed dance company Ballet Florida, to name a few. The Schroth series was established in 2002 by Cil and the late Max Draime of Warren, Ohio, to honor their dear friend, Tom Schroth (1922-1997). A noted regional architect, Schroth designed the Butler Institute of Art’s Trumbull museum in Howland, as well as numerous other award-winning projects. Schroth spent his life in Niles, Ohio, as a prominent architect and inveterate collaborator in the artistic life of the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio. A world traveler, he saw human creativity as a window framing human experience. The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series brings diverse views through that window to the Kent Campus and community. The events are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.kent.edu/artscollege