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Kent State Stark Presents the Kent Camerata in ConcertPosted Feb. 23, 2010
Kent State University at Stark presents the Kent Camerata concert on Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
The Kent Camerata is a professional vocal/instrumental ensemble affiliated with Kent State University's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. Founded in 1995, as part of the "Kent-in-Florence" music program, this unique group took its name and inspiration from the Florentine Camerata of the Renaissance. Since their debut tour in Italy, they have performed in many parts of the world.
The members of the group, who perform in a variety of combinations, are soprano Amanda-Joyce Abbott, mezzo-soprano Mary Sue Hyatt, violist Katharine Gerson DeBolt, bassoonist David DeBolt and pianist Jan Meyer Thompson. For the concert at Kent State Stark, their colorful repertoire will include masterpieces by Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Schumann, Fauré, Britten and Loeffler, among others. Mixing humor with their exemplary approach to music, the Camerata members share the meaning and enjoyment of these works.
The chamber ensemble's new CD, Favorites, has been earning acclaim for its variety of solo and ensemble music. "The Kent Camerata brings a delightful up-beat approach to music making. The group's interpretations always seem fresh, whether dealing with classics or with music of our own time." - David Bamberger, general director of the Cleveland Opera.
For additional information about Kent State Stark Music Department events, call 330-244-5151.