Posting Date: February 2, 2012
Boston Brass performance concludes 2011-12 Scholarship Series season
Concert will premiere composition by KSU artist-in-residence Robert Cronin
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KENNESAW, Ga.— Kennesaw State's School of Music Scholarship Series ends its first season with the world-renowned Boston Brass performing in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on Thursday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
David Daly, director of the Bailey Performance Center, describes the famous quintet as a “very versatile and exciting type of performing ensemble. These players are some of the best in the country.” During the concert Boston Brass will be performing a variety of music including their traditional brass quintet repertoire and arrangements of jazz, popular and orchestral music set for brass quintet.
A special aspect of their KSU performance will be the inclusion of the “25 Fanfares” project in honor of their 25th anniversary season. In collaboration with composers and institutions across the country, Boston Brass has commissioned 25 new fanfares. Last fall, KSU students, alumni and faculty were invited to participate in the Bailey Performance Center's fanfare composition contest. Robert Cronin, KSU artist-in-residence in flute, was the winning selection and his "Fanfare for Brass" will be premiered during the concert.
Harry Price, director of the School of Music, describes the Scholarship Series’ inaugural season as a great success. “The Series has been wonderful and Boston Brass will be a great way to end the season.”
Proceeds from the Scholarship Series supports the School of Music scholarships. Tickets for the performance are $15. Discounts are available for KSU personnel, seniors, military, and groups. For more information about the concert series, contact the KSU Box Office online or at 770-423-6650.
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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.