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“Donna Lee To Play Ohio Premiere of Grammy Award-winning Composer,  Robert Aldridge.” 

Posted Feb. 28, 2014

Donna Lee Kent, Ohio – The Kent Keyboard Series will close its 2013-2014 season with a performance by Kent State University School of Music faculty member Donna Lee, Sunday, March 9 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. 

 
Audience members will be treated to works such as Benjamin Britten’s “Night Piece – Notturno for solo piano,” Tomaso Albinoni’s “Adagio in G minor for cello and piano,” Robert Aldridge’s “Three Waltzes for solo piano,” Louis Cahuzac’s “Cantilène for clarinet and piano,” and Frederic Chopin’s “Nocturne Op. 62, No. 1 for solo piano” to name a few.


The program contains music that is beautifully reflective and colorful alongside works that are brilliant and dynamic. “I had fun putting together this wonderful program of solo and chamber music works of composers whose names start with the first three letters of the alphabet” said Donna Lee. “I'm especially excited to perform some unfamiliar works including the Ohio premiere of American Grammy-award winning composer, Robert Aldridge.”  


A chamber music portion will include University of Michigan’s Associate Professor of Clarinet Daniel Gilbert and Artist-in-Residence at Kent State University, cellist Keith Robinson. Both artists will join Lee in a performance of Beethoven’s “Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11.” “I always look forward to collaborating with Robby and Dan, both fantastic musicians.” Lee said.


This year, the Kent Keyboard Series’ 11th season, continues to feature prominent performers known in the field for their expertise. Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent State University faculty and staff, $10 for groups of 10 or more patrons, $8 for non Kent State students, $5 for children and free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students.

Tickets are available weekdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the campus of Kent State University. The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks.


The Ludwig Recital Hall box office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, and will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visiting kent.edu/music.

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