Release Date: April 28, 2008
Renowned conductor to join the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet at Kennesaw State
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Donald Runnicles will perform with the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet Wednesday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on the campus of Kennesaw State University. This varied concert includes important works from Norway, Armenia, Italy and the United States.
The program consists of Renwick’s Dance, Anthony Plog’s “Four Sketches,” Alexander Arutuinian’s “Armenian Scenes,” Respighi’s “Ancient Dances and Airs,” and “Canzona” by Norwegian master Wolfgang Plagge.
“This promises to be one of the most historic performances in the 40-year history of the Quintet” said Michael Moore, artistic director of ASBQ.
In addition to serving as principal guest conductor at the ASO, Donald Runnicles is Music Director of the San Franciso Opera. A frequent guest on podiums in London, Hamburg and Munich, Runnicles also conducts regularly at the London Proms and several prominent European music festivals.
The members of the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet are Thomas Hooten and Michael Tiscione, trumpets; Richard Deane, horn; Colin Williams, trombone; and Michael Moore, tuba.
The concert is May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is free. For additional information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 132 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
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.