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Cleveland Orchestra Cellist Mark Kosower to Perform in Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concert at Kent State, July 3

Posted Jun. 21, 2013

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concerts continue Wednesday, July 3, with a performance by Cleveland Orchestra principal cellist Mark Kosower at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall at Kent State University. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent, Ohio.

Photo of Mark Kosower - photo credit Hyun KangKosower’s performance will include “Suite for solo cello No. 4 in E flat major,” “Suite for solo cello No. 5 in c minor” and “Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Kosower, principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra since 2010, also serves as faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Kosower has released two recent albums: “The Complete Cello Concertos of Alberto Ginastera” with the Bamberg Symphony, and Miklós Rózsa’s “Rhapsodie” for cello and orchestra.

“What an opportunity to hear the principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower, perform the final three cello suites by the greatest composer of the baroque era, J.S Bach,” said Keith Robinson, co-artistic director of Kent/Blossom Music. “Mr. Kosower’s recital last year was a true highlight of the festival, and this concert promises to be no exception!”

Kosower’s solo appearances include performances with the Orchestre de Paris, Hong Kong Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. He has also appeared with the symphony orchestras in U.S. cities, including Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Seattle.

He also has performed as a recitalist at the Great Performers Series at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Aspen Music Festival and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He is also an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient.

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concerts feature performances by the high-profile musicians who serve as faculty for the students attending Kent State’s Kent/Blossom Music summer music program, including members of the Cleveland Orchestra.

A six-concert subscription is $72 for adults and $60 for seniors. To purchase a subscription, call the Kent/Blossom Music office at 330-672-2613. Subscriptions may be purchased with check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

Single tickets are on sale at $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $5 for students with valid student I.D. or under 18. For more information about the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, visit

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Photo Caption:
Cleveland Orchestra principal cellist Mark Kosower will perform at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concerts on July 3 in Ludwig Recital Hall at Kent State University. (Photo Credit: Hyun Kang)

Media Contacts:
Effie Tsengas,, 330-672-8398
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595