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Miami String Quartet and Spencer Myer Open Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concerts

Posted May. 24, 2013

The Miami String Quartet and pianist Spencer Myer will open the Kent/Blossom Music Festival faculty concert series with a performance on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Kent State University. The concert will be held in Ludwig Recital Hall at the Music and Speech Center, located at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent on the university’s campus.

Miami String QuartetThe performance will include such works as “String Quartet in F minor Op. 95” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major Op. 117” by Dmitri Shostakovich and “Piano Quartet in A major Op. 26” by Johannes Brahms.

Resident ensemble of Kent/Blossom Music Festival, the Miami String Quartet features Benny Kim and Cathy Meng Robinson on violin, Scott Lee on viola and Keith Robinson on cello. Meng Robinson and Robinson have been artists-in-residence since 2004 at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State. The quartet has performed extensively all over the United States and Europe, including recent appearances at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and its own concert series in Palm Beach, Fla.

Myer was the gold medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. In 2012, he began performing with cellist Adrian Daurov as the Daurov/Myer Duo.

“This is a full throttle concert with some of the best offerings from the greatest composers from the classical, romantic and modern eras,” said Robinson, who also serves as the co-artistic director of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.

Myer’s involvement in Kent/Blossom Music began in 2007. He has performed as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, and has appeared with New York City’s Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra.

A six-concert subscription is $72 for adults and $60 for seniors. To purchase a subscription, call the Kent/Blossom Music Festival office at 330-672-2613 or visit Subscriptions may be purchased with check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Single tickets will go on sale June 3. Tickets for adults are $15, $13 for seniors and $5 for students.

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival faculty concerts feature performances by the high-profile musicians - including members of The Cleveland Orchestra - who serve as faculty for the Kent/Blossom Music Festival summer program.

For more information on the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, visit


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Media Contacts:
Effie Tsengas,, 330-672-8398
Bob Burford,, 330-672-8516