Kent State University Orchestra Society to host 43nd Annual Evening with the Orchestra April 14

The Kent State University Orchestra Society and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present the 43nd annual Evening with the Orchestra on Sat., April 14 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, under the direction of Dr. Jungho Kim, will perform works by Sibelius and Johann Strauss II at 8 p.m. A highlight of the evening will be the appearance of Carol Gould, winner for the second time of the conduct-the-orchestra auction, conducting Rossini’s popular “William Tell Overture.” 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 Orchestra under the direction of Bobby Selvaggio.

The cost of the event is $80 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

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.


POSTED: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:46pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:46pm