Kent State Chorale to Perform a Concert Dedicated in Memory to Ted Rounds
Kent, Ohio - The Kent State Chorale Fall concert is set for Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University Kent Campus. Free parking.
Dedicated in memory to 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 the 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 Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 11 p.m. listening to the sound of wife’s beautiful singing.
Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent State University 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 long-time 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 12 p.m. 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 at 1325 Theatre Drive on the campus of Kent State University. 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, we encourage patrons to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787). You may purchase adult and senior tickets online by visiting www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets.