Kent State University Orchestra to highlight student talent on Feb. 16
The Kent State University Orchestra presents its fourth subscription series concert of the 2017-2018 season on Fri., Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Joining the orchestra are the student winners of the annual concerto competition; Ian Daugherty, undergraduate oboe, and Tiago Carvalho E Silva, graduate clarinet. Cartwright Hall is at 650 Hilltop Drive in Kent. Free parking available off of Terrace Drive. Advance tickets are available online, in-person and over the phone through the Performing Arts Box Office.
Directed by Dr. Jungho Kim, the Kent State University Orchestra will begin the program with Puccini’s “Intermezzo” from “Manon Lescaut.” Audience members will then be treated to a performance of Mozart’s elegant Oboe Concerto in C major, K.314 by Kent State undergraduate student Ian Daugherty. The orchestra will then be joined by graduate student winner Tiago Carvalho E Silva in a performance of Copland’s jazz-influenced Clarinet Concerto. Concluding the program will be Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake Suite.” Adapted from his popular ballet of the same name, the suite typically contains 6 dances ranging from lyrical and beautiful to spirited and fanciful.
Oboist Ian Daugherty, from Evanston, IL, is a junior music performance major at Kent State University studying with Danna Sundet. An accomplished young musician, his woodwind quintet won the 2010 Chicago National Chamber Music Competition. This earned them a featured performance on Chicago’s WFMT radio station and a performance at Millennium Park prior to a Chicago Symphony concert welcoming new maestro Riccardo Muti. Tiago Carvalho E Silva is a first-year graduate student at Kent State studying clarinet performance with Amitai Vardi. Silva came to Kent State from Brazil where he was a young artist with the renowned Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra Academy of Music. Prior to his time with the Academy of Music, he performed as a member of the Heliopolis Symphony Orchestra, a prestigious youth orchestra. Both are active performers at Kent State, appearing with the Kent State University Orchestra and Kent Wind Ensemble.
The Kent State University Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent Campus and is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patrons can purchase tickets in advance three ways: in-person, by calling 330-672-2787 (ARTS), or online at www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets. Tickets are $15, adults; $13, seniors and Kent State University faculty and staff; $10, groups of 10 or more; $8, non-Kent State students and Kent State students ineligible for the Fee for Free; and FREE for full-time Kent State undergraduate students and those 18 and under. Free parking available off of Terrace Drive. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to the performance.