Recording Artist, Peter Takács. Kicks Off Kent Keyboard Series’ 2015-2016 Season
The Kent Keyboard Series will begin its 2015-2016 season of celebrating the vast talents found regionally within Ohio with a performance by recording artist and professor of piano at Oberlin Conservatory, Peter Takács on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University Kent campus.
Known for his great intellectual insight and emotional expression, Takács opens the season with an all-Beethoven program of three sonatas and Andante favori. With a recently released box set of the complete sonatas of Beethoven in the Cambria label, Takács will present a series of three concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall later in the year, entitled The Beethoven Experience.
The New York Times has praised Takács as “a marvelous pianist.” He has performed widely as a soloist with major orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Takács has received numerous prizes and awards for his performances, including First Prize in the William Kapell International Competition, the C.D. Jackson Award for Excellence in Chamber Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, and a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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, FREE for Kent Campus undergraduate students and, thanks to a donation by Jim Williams, all students 18 and under are able to attend all School of Music ticketed events free of charge.
Tickets are available weekdays 12 p.m. 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 Ludwig Recital Hall box office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, and will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visiting kent.edu/music.