Kent/Blossom Music Festival announces 50th anniversary Faculty Concert Series dates and performers

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival is hosting an impressive roster of faculty and guest musicians for its Faculty Concert Series. Appearing on this year’s Kulas Guest Artist concert is the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal cellist and KBMF alumnus, Jerry Grossman. See below for more details of each concert and mark your calendars for what promises to be a summer of incredible music making. The full Student Concert Series will be announced soon.

Subscriptions and single tickets will go on sale Tuesday, May 29. Visit the Kent/Blossom Music Festival website here for the most up-to-date information.

Faculty Concert 1:
Tue., July 3, 7:30 p.m.
-Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Jee-Won Oh, International Piano Soloist and Chamber Musician

Faculty Concert 2:
Wed., July 11, 7:30 p.m.
-Miami String Quartet
-Spencer Myer, Longy School of Music Collaborative Piano and Piano

Faculty Concert 3:
Wed., July 18, 7:30 p.m.
Kulas Guest Artist Concert
-Emerson String Quartet (Violinist Philip Setzer is a KBMF Alumnus)
-Jerry Grossman (KBMF Alumnus), Met Opera Orchestra Principal Cellist

Faculty Concert 4:
Wed., July 25, 7:30 p.m.
-Jeffrey Rathbun (KBMF Alumnus), Assistant Principal Oboe of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Daniel McKelway, Assistant Principal Clarinet of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoon of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Jerry Wong, Professor of Piano at Kent State University

Faculty Concert 5:
Wed., Aug., 1, 7:30 p.m.
-Marisela Sager, Assistant Principal Flute of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Jeffrey Rathbun (KBMF Alumnus), Assistant Principal Oboe of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Danna Sundet, Associate Professor of Oboe at Kent State University
-Alan DeMattia (KBMF Alumnus), Section Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Richard Weiss (KBMF Alumnus), Assistant Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra
-Elizabeth DeMio, Guest Pianist
-Joela Jones, piano, Principal Keyboardist of The Cleveland Orchestra

All concerts take place in Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.


-$85 for adults | $60 for seniors
A $15 savings over Single Tickets!
Call or visit the Performing Arts Box Office to order your subscription.*

*Subscriptions can only be purchased by phone or in-person at the Performing Arts Box Office.

Single Tickets:
-$20 for adults | $15 for seniors
-$5 for college students with a valid ID*
-FREE for 18s and under*

*Student and 18s & under tickets can be reserved/purchased in-advance over the phone or in-person.


Single adult and senior tickets only:

Subscriptions, all single tickets: 330-672-2787 (ARTS)

Subscriptions, all single tickets.
Performing Arts Box Office
Open M-F, 11a.m.-5 p.m.
Roe Green Lobby, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive 

Please note: Performances are GENERAL SEATING

POSTED: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:51 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM