Posting Date: September 3, 2010

Kennesaw State Orchestra to perform in concert
First KSU Orchestra performance of 2010-11 season

By Scott Singleton

The KSU Orchestra

The Kennesaw State University School of Music will present the KSU Orchestra in its first performance of the 2010-11 season on Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The program for the evening will feature popular composers Maxwell Davies, Edward Elgar and Peter Tchaikovsky.

The Davies piece, "An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise, is "a unique way to open the year," explains Michael Alexander, KSU director of orchestras. "The piece features many soloists in the orchestra and comes to a rousing conclusion with bagpipes at the end, something rarely, if ever, heard with an orchestra," notes Alexander. Guest artist Don McCook will be playing the bagpipes.

Charae Krueger, principal cellist for both the Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Opera Orchestras, will be the featured soloist in the performance of Elgar's, "Cello Concerto in E Minor." Alexander describes the concerto as "one of the most beautiful and personal pieces that Elgar wrote." To conclude the evening, the orchestra will bring the concert to an exciting conclusion with the performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4.

Alexander promises "a diverse concert full of different emotions and styles." Tickets for the performance are $5 and available at the KSU box office.

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