Kent Blossom Music Festival awarded Kulas Foundation Grant | Summer 2019
The Kent Blossom Music Festival has been awarded a $15,000 Kulas Foundation Grant to support the Kulas Visiting Artist residency during the Summer 2019 season. This marks the seventh season of receiving a grant from the foundation, which has supported visits from such distinguished artists as the Emerson String Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh, Time for Three, horn player Jeff Nelson, violist and violinist Ida Kavafian, and clarinetist David Shifrin.
This Summer, the Festival will welcome the renowned Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio as the Kulas Visiting Artist. They will perform on the final Faculty Concert Series concert on Wed., July 31 at 7:30 p.m. and will also present masterclasses during their visit to Kent State University.
The Festival’s Faculty Concert Series will also see performances from members of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami String Quartet with pianist Spencer Myer. Tickets for this series go on sale May 28, 2019. Click here for the complete schedule and concert details.
About the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
After four decades of success the world over, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature, consistently bringing technical mastery, expressive depth, and magnetism to the concert stage.
About the Kulas Foundation
The Kulas Foundation was established in 1937 by the industrialist Elroy J. Kulas and his wife Fynette Hill Kulas with the primary purpose of supporting the musical arts in the Greater Cleveland area. Today, the Foundation continues to focus on music and also makes grants in the areas of arts and culture, community, education and music therapy research. In the past 20 years, the Kulas Foundation has distributed more than $50 million in grants.