Release date: September 11, 2007
Guest viola duo will perform with Kennesaw State Symphony Orchestra
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The Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra will open the 2007-2008 season with a concert at 8 p.m. on September 19 in the KSU Performance Center. The program will include favorite works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Bach featuring Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violist Catherine Lynn and Cobb Symphony Orchestra violist Allyson Fleck. Both Lynn and Fleck are on the viola at Kennesaw State.
Catherine Lynn also performs with the Atlanta Chamber Players. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama under the instruction of Patrick Rafferty and continued her master’s and doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, where she studied with Yizhak Schotten and Andrew Jennings. Prior to coming to Atlanta in 2002, Lynn served as principal viola of the Flint Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts in Michigan. Since 2000, Lynn has collaborated regularly with the new IRIS Chamber Orchestra, in residence in Germantown, Tenn. She has performed as a fellow at both the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, and was a finalist in the 1999 William Primrose International Viola Scholarship Competition. She is an artist in residence at Kennesaw State.
Allyson Fleck completed the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served on the at Beloit College and Ripon College before joining the music at Kennesaw State in 2006. Her teachers include Sally Chisholm, Li-Kuo Chang and Manuel Diaz. She previously performed with the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and was a semi-finalist for the 2002 Fischoff Competition as a member of the Galena String Quartet. Recent events include a recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in New York performing Berio’s “Folk Songs,” performing Telemann Concerto in G Major and Hindemith’s Trauermusik with the Novgorod String Orchestra in Russia, and Bartok’s Concerto for Viola with the Ripon College Orchestra.
Whenever our students can perform with great guest artists, it inspires them to continue to raise the level of their playing,” said Michael Alexander, director of the KSU Symphony Orchestra. “Our students continue to amaze me with the dedication to their art. It is an honor to be able to make music with them.”
The program for the concert includes Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Festive Overture” by Shostakovich and “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 6 by Bach. Tickets are $5. For more information, please call the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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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 approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
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.