Release Date: January 28, 2008
Kennesaw State presents two nights of classical instrumental music
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Above) A member of the KSU Orchestra
(Below) The KSU Wind Ensemble
Photos by Ann Almasy
KENNESAW, Ga.— Kennesaw State University presents two nights of classical music with performances by the KSU Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. The band and wind ensemble will perform on Feb. 6 and the orchestra will perform on Feb. 7. Both events will take place at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The Feb. 6 evening opens with the KSU Concert Band, directed by Professor of Instrumental Music Education John Culvahouse. The concert continues with the KSU Wind Ensemble directed by Department of Music Chair Peter Witte with guest conductor Culvahouse. The concert will feature pieces spanning the baroque and modern eras. Works include “Come, Sweet Death” by Bach, March from “Symphonic Metamorphosis” by Paul Hindemith and “Lollapalooza” by John Adams.
The following evening, Feb. 7, the KSU Orchestra will perform. The concert includes performances of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2 and Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome.” Director of Orchestras Michael Alexander said, “The pure beauty of the Brahms is contrasted by the impressionistic sounds of ‘Fountains of Rome’ and the charm and humor of the Stravinsky.”
Pianist David Watkins, director of keyboard studies and International Steinway Artist, will be featured during the Feb. 7 concert. “David Watkins is a fantastic artist and we are lucky that he will share his talents with us on Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, said Alexander. “It is a mammoth piece, and the students have gained so much from Professor Watkins’ musicianship and understanding of this piece and its composer.”
The KSU Concert Band and KSU Wind Ensemble concert is Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. The KSU Orchestra concert is Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission for both events is $5. Tickets are available online at www.kennesaw.edu/arts. For more information, call the box office at 770-423-6650.
# # #
Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.