Posting Date: October 5, 2010
Measha Brueggergosman to perform in Premiere Series
Performance features internationally acclaimed
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Premiere Series will present soprano Measha Brueggergosman in concert on Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance center. Brueggergosman internationally awed more than 3.2 billion television viewers during her performance of the Olympic Hymn at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. The San Francisco Chronicle recognized her as “a singer of rare gifts and artistic intensity."
Her performance for the evening will include selections from her upcoming album "Night and Dreams." David Daly, director of the Bailey Performance Center, explains that" the music on the album evokes its title. A lot of its sounds are nocturnal and romantic.”
“She has a really impressive and beautiful voice,” says Daly. “She’s a dynamic performer and has a very dramatic persona. This comes through on her recordings as well. Her stage presence is really quite unique; it seems to be what most people take away from her live performances."
Her appearances for the 2010-2011 season include her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut, collaboration with Leif Ove Andsnes and the Risor Chamber Music Festival with performances in New York, London, Brussels and Oslo.
Not only will Brueggergosman perform at KSU, but she will teach a master class as well. “It’s something we try to do with all of the artists of the Premiere Series,” explains Daly. "It’s one thing for the students to be able to hear and see these performances, but it’s another to be able to interact one-on-one with these artists. It can be a very meaningful experience for them as music students.”
Tickets for the concert are $30. Student and group discounts are available. For more information, visit the KSU box office or call 770-423-6650.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.