Guest Artist Series


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David Coucheron, violin
Julie Coucheron, piano

Monday, September 16, 2013, 8p.m.| $8-$40

Originally from Oslo, Norway, the pair has received critical acclaim as both performers and recording artists, having worked with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians and orchestras.

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Petr Nouzovský, cello
Patricia Goodson, piano

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8p.m.| $8-$40

Czech cellist Petr Nouzovský and American pianist Patricia Goodson will present a program titled “Degenerate Music,” featuring performances of chamber works highlighting music created by Jewish composers and influenced by Jewish culture that was banned by the Nazis before and during World War II.

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Robert Spano, piano
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Kelly O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8p.m. | $8-$40

Soprano Jessica Rivera and mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor are favorites of Atlanta audiences, having performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. For this performance, the ladies join Atlanta-favorite Robert Spano for a special recital featuring classic operatic vocal repertoire as well as newly commissioned works.

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Jeremy Denk, piano
with KSU Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 8p.m. | $8-$40

American pianist Jeremy Denk has steadily built a reputation as an unusual and compelling artist, with a broad and thought-provoking repertoire. Denk is also known for his witty and personal music writing. His performance at Kennesaw State University will include performance of solo repertoire as well as a concerto with the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor; Wu Han, piano

Friday, January 24, 2014 8p.m. | $8-$40

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, currently in its 68th season, consistently affirms its position as one of America’s leading Orchestras by performing great music, presenting great artists, educating, and engaging. The concert features Benjamin Britten’s Piano Concerto, and concludes with the mighty Symphonie fantastique, a revolutionary masterpiece and one of the best-known works of Hector Berlioz. This concert marks the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s first appearance at Kennesaw State University.

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KSFNM: Tift Merritt, guitar
Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Friday, February 21, 2014, 8p.m. | $8-$40

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt have joined forces to create a unique collaboration uniting the folk/Americana and classical worlds on their recent release, Night. Though they come from very different musical backgrounds, the duo met in 2008 and immediately realized their shared passion for music and performance. Dinnerstein and Merritt have been performing and honing material for Night since 2010.


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American Brass Quintet

Friday, March 21, 2014, 8p.m. | $8-$40

Through its acclaimed performances, diverse programming, commissioning, extensive discography and educational mission, the American Brass Quintet has created a legacy unparalleled in the brass field. Hailed as "the high priests of brass" by Newsweek, "positively breathtaking" by the New York Times, and "of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished" by the American Record Guide, the American Brass Quintet has clearly defined itself among the elite chamber music ensembles of our time.