Release Date: April 17, 2009
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus performs in KSU Premiere Series
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State will host a music concert entitled “This Singing Art” by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus on May 2 at 8 p.m. at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. This is the final performance of the KSU Premiere Series for the season.
The KSU Premiere Series is the flagship musical presentation series for the College of the Arts. The series consists of several concerts featuring renowned artists, and these artists frequently hold master classes or other educational opportunities for music students.
The performance will feature “Messages to Myself,” a string of poems set to music composed by Christopher Theofanidis. Arietha Lockhart, soprano, will perform Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque.” The chorus will also present “Coral del Arrecife” from "Oceana," composed by Osvaldo Golijov, and the title piece, “This Singing Art,” composed by Jennifer Higdon, will be performed by Todd Skrabanek on piano and Jeffrey Kershner on percussion.
Following a brief intermission, the performance will continue with “Heilig” and “Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich,” by Felix Mendelssohn and “Schaffe in mir, Gott,” Op. 29, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms. In conclusion, the Women of the ASO Chorus and harpist Elisabeth Remy-Johnson will perform Gustav Holst’s series of hymns, “Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda.” A rendition of Johannes Brahms’s “Seven Evening Songs” will conclude the evening’s performance.
According to Bobby Asher, the manager of the Bailey Performance Center, “The ASO Chamber Chorus is an amazing ensemble. It has a long history with both Robert Shaw and the current director, Norman Mackenzie. Because the Bailey Center is such an acoustically excellent space, I am excited to hear a chorus of that quality in that building.”
Tickets to the event are $30. For additional information and directions to the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, please contact the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650 or online at www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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