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Friday, April 12, 2019

Kent State University Orchestra And Combined Choirs Brings Together Nearly 200 Musicians May 5 | Broadway World

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, as Broadway World reports. 

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This annual audience favorite brings together nearly 200 musicians from the Kent State University Orchestra, Kent Chorus, Kent Chorale, and Men's and Women's Choruses. Conductors include Dr. Jungho Kim, Director of Orchestra, and Dr. Scott MacPherson, Director of Choral Studies.

The concert will open with Richard Wagner's powerful and stormy Overture to "The Flying Dutchman" performed by the Kent State Orchestra. Next, the orchestra will be joined by the Combined Choirs for Franz Schubert's popular Mass in G. Solo parts will be sung by Kent State undergraduate student soprano Heather Morrison, and graduate students baritone Charles Austin Piper and tenor Joshua Sanchez.

Audience members will then be treated to Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" for orchestra and choir. The work, whose title translates to "Eternal Light," was written shortly after the passing of the composer's mother. Much like the requiems of Faure and Brahms, "Lux Aeterna" is the beautiful result of introspection and grief for the passing of a loved one, possessing both modern and ancient musical characteristics. Concluding the concert will be the final two movements from Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" as transcribed by Maurice Ravel...

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, nestled in beautiful and vibrant Kent, Ohio, is one of the most distinguished schools of music in the Midwest. For over 100 years, the School of Music has nurtured the next generation of music educators, performing artists and scholars. We offer some of the most comprehensive and innovative degree programs in the country, with an emphasis on experiential learning, quality scholarship and immersive technical training. Students enrolled in our programs can expect a warm and supportive environment where fostering professional growth and personal development is a priority. Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in music education, music performance, scholarly research, higher education and administration.

Source: Broadway World