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Glauser School of Music In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s continuously evolving, proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kent State University has suspended all in-person classes and cancelled all University-sponsored events both on-campus and off-campus through July 8, 2020. This is to help avoid large...

Verve Chamber Players Kent, Ohio – On Sun., March 1 at 7 p.m. the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s Verve Chamber Players present their spring concert in Ludwig Recital Hall. The hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. Free parking is available in all surrounding lots. Formed in 2013, the Verve Chamber Players...

Matthew Bengtson Kent, OH — Pianist and historical keyboard specialist Matthew Bengtson is coming to Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music on Sun., Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. as part of the 2019-20 Kent Keyboard Series. Dr. Bengtson will perform in Ludwig Recital Hall at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts. Free parking is...

Dr. Jungho Kim, Director Kent, Ohio – Dr. Jungho Kim enters his third season as conductor of the Kent State University Orchestra with programming that highlights KSU’s faculty and the growing orchestra program. Over the course of the 5-concert Subscription Series, the 63 student members of the orchestra will perform beloved works by Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart while...

Kent Blossom Music Festival Concert Graphic Kent, Ohio – The Kent Blossom Music Festival, running June 30 through Aug. 4, and Festival Director Ricardo Sepúlveda announce the 51st concert season of Kent State University’s partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra. This year’s festival includes a 5-concert Faculty Series and a 10-concert Young Artists Series, with performances held both...

Kent State Orchestra and Combined Choirs Kent, Ohio – The Kent State University Orchestra and Combined Choirs join together to conclude the School of Music’s 2018-19 concert season on Sun., May 5 at 3 p.m. in Cartwright Hall’s University Auditorium. This annual audience favorite brings together nearly 200 musicians from the Kent State University Orchestra, Kent Chorus, Kent Chorale,...

Mantra Percussion Presented by New Music at Kent State as part of the Vanguard Guest Artist Series, Mantra Percussion will perform on Sat., Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Known for performing evening-length works, Mantra will feature “Timber” by Michael Gordon and “A Great Many” by Aaron Siegel. This concert is free and open to the public with...

Soloists with Orchestra Conductor 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...

Read Gainsford, pianist The Kent Keyboard Series continues its 2017-2018 season with pianist Read Gainsford, professor and coordinator of keyboard at Florida State University, on Sun., Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Box Office in advance in-person, by calling 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or at...

Jerry Wong, Eric van Baars, Ana-Joel Falcon Wiebe The Kent Keyboard Series continues its 2017-2018 season with pianist Jerry Wong, Kent State faculty member and Steinway Artist, on Sun., Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Guests include Eric van Baars, Director of the Kent State School of Theatre and Dance, as well as Ana-Joel Falcón-Wiebe, a specialist in 17th through 19th century...