Kent State University Orchestra Concert to Feature a Premiere of Frank Wiley’s Viola Concerto

Kent State University Orchestra Concert to Feature a Premiere of Frank Wiley’s Viola Concerto

The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music Orchestra continues its 2015-2016 season with a performance on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m., in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Cartwright Hall is located at 650 Hilltop Drive, with free parking located off of Terrace Drive. Parking is free.

Highlights of the performance include Schubert’s Overture to Rosamunde, Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 and a world premiere of Frank Wiley’s Laments and Exultations: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2015) featuring Kent State’s assistant professor of viola Yu Jin and the composer leading the orchestra.

“Several years ago I had the opportunity to conduct the Kent State University Orchestra in a performance of the Bartók Viola Concerto with violist Yu Jin. I was overwhelmed by the extraordinary quality of Yu Jin’s musicianship and her amazing range of expression.  That is when I decided that I wanted to compose a concerto for her,” said Frank Wiley, professor of music at Kent State University. 

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, 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 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 Cartwright 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

POSTED: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:21am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:21am
Ricardo Sepulveda