Kent State University Orchestra Society to Host 42nd Annual Evening with the Orchestra

A Gala Featuring the KSU Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble

The Kent State University Orchestra Society and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present the 42nd annual Evening with the Orchestra on Saturday, April 8 in the Ballroom of the Kent State University Student Center.  This annual fundraising gala produces thousands of dollars in scholarships every year for the orchestra’s student musicians.

The evening will begin with a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, followed by dinner. The Kent State University Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Katherine Kilburn and will be joined by guests Kent State voice faculty member Tim Culver and baritone Brian Johnson. A highlight of the evening will be the appearance of Christopher Myers, winner of 2016’s conduct-the-orchestra auction, guest conducting Berlioz’s “La Marseillaise.” The Leopold Sipe Award will also be given to an outstanding orchestra musician. The evening will continue with dancing, with music provided by the Kent State Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Chris Coles.

The cost of the event is $75 per person, including a $40 tax-deductible donation. Tickets may be purchased from Orchestra Society board members or from Larry Andrews, President, at 330-835-8074 or landrews@kent.edu.

The Orchestra Society was founded in 1973 by Ben Frost, Benjamin McGinnis, Rev. Lloyd O’Keefe, and Sinfonia director Leopold Sipe. Unique as a community organization, its primary mission is to provide scholarship support for the Kent State University Orchestra.

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