Posting Date: September 14, 2011
Stefan Jackiw to perform in Premiere Series
Kennesaw State showcases two international musicians
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Premiere Series will bring internationally acclaimed musicians Stefan Jackiw and Anna Polonsky to the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Jackiw, hailed by the Seattle Times as a "young star of astonishing gifts," is recognized as a significant artist of his generation.
“Stefan is a tremendous young artist who has received rave reviews in his recent performances. Anna is a very accomplished pianist in her own right, and the two should make a great musical pairing," explains David Daly, director of the Bailey Center and coordinator of the Premiere Series. The Chicago Tribune says Jackiw could be a legend in the making.
The audience, according to Daly, can expect to hear phenomenal music. "Jackiw's recording of the Brahms sonatas is beautifully done; it will be quite an experience to hear him perform the music live."
The program for the evening, including works by Stravinsky, Brahms, Lutoslawski and Strauss, will highlight Jackiw's technique and musicianship, Daly explains.
Jackiw and Polonsky will also hold master classes where they will work one-on-one with KSU students. Daly says the focus of the series is to present the highest caliber artists for the KSU community and KSU music students.
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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.