Posting Date: August 2, 2011

Kennesaw State announces the 2011-2012 Premiere Series

Series showcases musicians from around the world

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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center presents the 2011-2012 Premiere Series, the flagship concert series of the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts. Now entering its 18th season, the Premiere Series consistently showcases the finest performers in a setting inclusive of artistic and educational opportunities.

“This season features a great variety of performers—from the prodigious talents of the young Stefan Jackiw to the highly acclaimed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, now celebrating their 41st season,” says David Daly, director of the Bailey Performance Center. “There is something for everyone here.”


Stefan Jackiw

The series begins on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. with violinist Stefan Jackiw, who is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. He made his European debut to great critical acclaim at age 14. Jackiw has performed with many of the finest orchestras around the world, including the Boston, Chicago, and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, New York Philharmonic and Russian National Orchestra. Performing alongside Jackiw will be Steinway Artist Anna Polonsky, a widely in demand soloist and chamber musician.


Ying Quartet

The Ying Quartet will take the stage on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. The Ying Quartet occupies a position of prominence in the classical music world, combining communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music. Now in its second decade, the quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. With regular performances in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, the quartet’s belief that concert music can be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the quartet to perform in settings as diverse as workplaces, juvenile prisons and the White House.


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. The CMS is one of 12 constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Now in its 41st season, CMS presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style and historical period. CMS performs in many facets and venues including an extensive concert season in New York, national tours, many recordings and national radio broadcasts, broad commissioning program and multifaceted educational programs. For this concert, a CMS sextet will perform a colorful program of French wind music.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Brass Quintet

On Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m. the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet will perform. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has long been identified by its mighty sound and power, and the brass quintet contributes to this distinctive "chicago sound" with its rich brass sonorities.

“These concerts bring the finest performers from around the world straight to our doorstep, further solidifying KSU as a destination for the arts,” Daly says. “In addition, the series provides an opportunity for KSU music students to interact with the greatest artists of our time, both artistically and educationally.”

Tickets for each performance are $25. For more information, contact the KSU box office online or at 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.


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