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Special Mother’s Day Concert at Kent State Features Virtuosic Musicians from Cleveland Orchestra, Miami Strings and More

Posted Apr. 24, 2014

Verve Chamber PlayersKent, Ohio – The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music is proud to present the Verve Chamber Players with Cleveland Orchestra Cellist Tanya Ell in a concert on Sunday, May 11 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. 

This performance is dedicated to mothers on their special day and will include champagne, chocolate and roses following the performance. Audience members will be treated to an afternoon of chamber music masterpieces including the Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms and the Cello Quintet in C major, Op. 163 by Franz Schubert.

The Verve Chamber Players is the newly formed ensemble in residence at Kent State University. The ensemble is comprised of Cleveland Orchestra Associate Concertmaster and artist-in-residence and assistant professor of violin at Kent State, Jung-Min Amy Lee; Members of the Miami String Quartet and artists-in-residence at Kent State, violinist Cathy Meng Robinson and cellist Keith Robinson; artist-in-residence and assistant professor of viola at Kent State, Yu Jin; and, associate professor of piano at Kent State, Donna Lee. Since its formation, these five dynamic performers continue to deliver spirited performances of the chamber music repertoire throughout northeast Ohio. The Plain Dealer recently wrote, “They played with virtuosity and commitment…”

Joining the Verve Chamber Players will be cellist Tanya Ell. Ms. Ell joined the cello section of The Cleveland Orchestra in February 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Julliard School and a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Ell has participated in a number of summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Sarasota Music Festival and Spoleto USA.
Tickets for the performance are $25 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door. To order tickets, contact Pam Hutson at 330-672-8384. Visa, MasterCard and Discover can be used.  Checks, made out to  the KSU Foundation with “Verve” in the memo, can also be mailed to Pam Hutson, College of the Arts, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242.

The Ludwig Recital Hall box office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, and will accept cash and checks only. For more information please call 330-672-8384.