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Kent, OH — Pianist and faculty artist Kent McWilliams will be performing on Sun., Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. as part of the 2022-23 Kent Keyboard Series. From classical to jazz, from art song to spirituals, the music spans 250 years and features pianist Kent McWilliams collaborating with Kent State faculty members: Timothy Culver, tenor; Lamar Hylton, baritone; Eunho Kim, violin; Si-Yan Li, cello; Perry Roth, saxophone; Robert Selvaggio, jazz saxophone, and Darin Olson, conductor. School of Music students Ethan Scheuer, bass, and Corey Hautmann, drumset, wil...

Alena Miskinis Playing Piano

This article is part two of a three-part series, each focusing on a student in the process of navigating their Senior Honors Thesis/Project. Once students have established their topic, who their faculty advisor will be, and what they hope to research, phase two of the thesis process begins. Alena Miskinis (She/Her) tells about her experience through the process and where she is headed. As an Honors College senior, Alena is pursuing three majors in English, Piano Performance, and Psychology, and will be attending Kent State for a fifth year to graduate in the spring of 2023. She hopes to a...

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 available in all surrounding lots. Critically acclaimed as the “musician’s pianist,” Dr. Bengtson is not only a renowned soloist and collaborator, but also a composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice. He currently serves on the faculty of the Uni...

Kent, Ohio – The Kent Keyboard Series concludes its dynamic 2018-2019 season with pianist Chu-Fang Huang, Steinway Artist, and internationally renowned soloist, on Sun., April 14 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. In addition to performing solo piano works, she will be joined by Kent State faculty members Dr. Jerry Wong and Dr. Donna Lee for works for multiple hands. Kent State’s Ludwig Recital Hall is at 1325 Theatre Drive in the Center for the Performing Arts on the Kent Campus. Ample free and handicap accessible parking is available. Chu-Fang Huang opens the early evening recital with sol...

Recently we sat down with pianist, Steinway Artist and Kent State University faculty member Jerry Wong to talk about his upcoming Kent Keyboard Series concert on Sun., Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. Titled “Franz and Franz,” the performance will feature collaborative and solo works by Liszt and Schubert. He will be joined by wife and fellow Kent State faculty member soprano Melissa Davis, and Kent State faculty violinist Cathy Meng Robinson, also of the renowned Miami String Quartet. Q1: Why did you choose to title the program “Franz and Franz”? A: The program pairs works by two of my favorite compo...

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 www.kent.edu/music/buy-tickets. $15, adults; $13, seniors and Kent State University faculty; $10, groups of 10 or more; $8 non-Kent State students and Kent State students ineligible for the Fee for Free; FREE for full-time Kent Campus undergraduates and those under 18. Ludwig ...

Kent, Ohio – The Kent Keyboard Series continues its 2016-2017 season with a concert on Sunday, Nov. 13 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. Free parking. The third concert in the series, featuring materworks performed by pianist James Giles, begins with Franz Schubert’s “Drei Klavierstucke,” a collection of three pieces for piano written just months before the composer’s death. Franz Liszt’s highly virtuosic “Sonata for Piano in B minor,” a massive one-movement w...

Kent, Ohio – The Kent Keyboard Series continues its 2016-2017 season with a concert on Sunday, Oct. 16 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. Free parking. With a concert featuring the Pridonoff Duo the Kent Keyboard Series delves into the duo piano repertoire beginning with Anton Arensky’s graceful Suite No. 1, Op. 15. Two movements of Gustav Holst’s famous work for symphony orchestra, “The Planets,” opens the second half of the concert with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s ...

Kent, Ohio – The Kent Keyboard Series begins its 2016-2017 season with a concert on Sunday, September 18 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. Free parking. Experience the visual and aural sonorities of Impressionism in a multimedia presentation.  Original paintings by Kent State alumna Jance Lentz, well-known for her French-inspired style, will be showcased alongside an all-Debussy program featuring faculty members Steinway Artist Donna Lee with Chamber Musi...