Release Date: September 8, 2008
Renowned clarinetist Neidich will perform with Kennesaw State Orchestra
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra will open the 2008-2009 season with a concert at 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Clarinetist Charles Neidich will join the orchestra on Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. The program will also include “Bacchanale” from “Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven.
“Charles Neidich is one of the world’s great clarinet players and pedagogues,” said Michael Alexander, KSU director of orchestras. “To play with his caliber of artist is an exciting opportunity for our students.”
An international soloist, Neidich is an international soloist who has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. He graduated from Yale and the prestigious Moscow State Conservatory where he studied under Boris Dikov. He has received numerous awards including Julliard’s William Schuman Scholars Chair. Devoted to teaching, Neidich is on the staff of The Julliard School, Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School and the Mannes College of Music. He is known for restoring original versions of classic works, such as the Mozart Clarinet Concerto he will play at KSU, and bringing them to the public using both modern and period instruments. Neidich is currently an artist-in-residence with the Cobb Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets to the performance are $5. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the KSU Box Office at 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 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.