Release Date: May 27, 2009
Summer series offers outdoor music in a relaxed, picnic setting
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KENNESAW, Ga.—As the temperature rises, it’s time to relax with family and friends at Kennesaw State University’s 11th annual Starlight Summer Concert Series. Free and low-cost admissions combined with great music make the concerts a perfect choice for today’s budget-conscious times. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic items.
All of the events are held on Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. Admission begins at 6 p.m.
The events in the series are:
Star-Spangled Spectacular. The Cobb Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Alexander, will perform a concert of patriotic favorites, with a U.S. Air Force flyover and a fireworks finale. The CSO aims to break down the barriers to classical music by providing an audience-friendly atmosphere and programming. Due to overwhelming popular demand, this annual holiday celebration will take place on the KSU Campus Green. Admission is free.
Tempest Little Big Band featuring Joe Gransden and Audrey Shakir. The nine-piece big band offers an expansive repertoire of Count Basie and Duke Ellington as well as the small-group sounds of Coltrane, Miles, and Blakey, all arranged specifically for Tempest. Downbeat magazine describes Tempest’s CD, “Atlanta Live,” as “Slamming!” In addition to regular gigs at Churchill Grounds, the band has performed in both the JVC and Atlanta Jazz Festivals. The Starlight performance will take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Lawn seating is $5.
The Lovell Sisters infuse passion into the Americana music they write and perform. The trio of polished young performers have been praised equally for their virtuosic playing and their vocal harmonizing. With three CDs released, The Lovell Sisters have toured throughout North America and Europe. In summer 2009, they are scheduled to perform at Bonnaroo, MerleFest and the Telluride Festival. Their Starlight performance will take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Lawn seating is $5.
Table reservations are available for parties up to six. Tables are $50. Table reservations must be made at least one week in advance. Reservations are only available for events at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. (View map.) For reservations, call 770-499-3214.
For more information about the Starlight Summer Concert Series, call 770-423-6650 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts/starlight.
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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 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 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.