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Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

On Sun., Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. the Kent State University Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Jungho Kim, presents their fourth subscription series concert of the season featuring the winners of the Annual Concerto Competition. In addition to works by Mozart and Ravel performed by the soloists, the program also includes well-known and popular compositions by Glinka, Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov. They perform in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall.


Kent, Ohio – On Sun., March 3 at 5 p.m. Kent State’s outstanding string and piano faculty Ensemble-in-Residence, the Verve Chamber Players, present an early evening performance in Ludwig Recital Hall. They will be joined by the School of Music’s exceptional graduate student quartet, the Efferus String Quartet. Ludwig Recital Hall is at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts. Ample free and handicap accessible parking is available.

The KSU Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Jungho Kim, will present the second concert of the season on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in Cartwright Hall’s University Auditorium located at 650 Hilltop Drive.  Parking is available in the lot off of Terrace Drive. 


The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present a program of opera scenes on Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm and 18 at 3 pm in Wright-Curtis Theatre in The Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive at Kent State University.  Parking is free.


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 a pre-concert presentation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ludwig Recital Hall is in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. Free parking available.

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 clarinet. Cartwright Hall is at 650 Hilltop Drive in Kent. Free parking available off of Terrace Drive. Advance tickets are available online, in-person and over the phone through the Performing Arts Box Office.

Theodore Albrecht, Ph.D., professor of musicology in Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, has been awarded the Beethoven Medal in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Dr. Albrecht received the award during the International Beethoven-Days 2017 in Baden, Bad Voeslau and Vienna, an annual, weeklong music festival and conference held in Austria. The award was presented by festival director Eduard Melkus, violinist and conductor, at the House of Art in Baden.

On Sat., Oct. 21, the annual student auditions of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) took place at Youngstown State University. Under the leadership of Kent State professor Timothy Culver, Vice President of the chapter and the coordinator for the event, over 200 students represented high school and college-level independent and collegiate instruction from around the state. The voice area in the School of Music had 23 students performing in several categories, with several placing.

Kent State Opera presents their fall production, “The Whimsical, Wacky World of Opera,” on Sat., Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in Wright-Curtis Theatre. Located in the Center for the Performing Arts, Wright-Curtis Theatre is at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent Campus. Ample free parking is available.

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 European art.