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The Kent/Blossom Music Festival (KBMF) celebrates its 47th season!

From June 25 through July 23, 2014 KBMF will once again present its Faculty Concert Series.
From June 25 through July 23, 2014 KBMF will once again present its Faculty Concert Series.
The Kent/Blossom Music Festival (KBMF)

For 47 seasons the Kent/Blossom Music Festival has prided itself in presenting world class music to audiences in Northeast Ohio. From June 25 through July 23, 2014 KBMF will once again present its Faculty Concert Series featuring performances by some of the region’s well known musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra and world class soloist as well.

Some of the highlights of the season will be the return of Steinway Artist, Spencer Myer, cellist Mark Kosower (performing an all-Brahms program), Jung-Min Amy Lee performing an evening of pieces for solo violin as well as guest performances by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami String Quartet among others.

Young musicians who are members of KBMF’s Chamber Players Concerts (which are free and open to all) will also be slated to perform. In addition, 46 students from around the world will be joining in a side-by-side performance with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. This year’s Kulas Visiting Guest Artist will be violinist Ida Kavafian who will spend one week during the five week festival and will work intensely with this group of immensely talented students.

A six-concert subscription, which provides subscribers with an $18 savings, is $72 for adults and $60 for seniors. To purchase a subscription, call the Performing Arts Box Office at (330) 672-ARTS (2787) or visit

Subscriptions may be purchased with check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
All faculty concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.

Single tickets are also available, with adults $15, seniors $13 and college students $5.For more information, please call 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visit

Tickets are available weekdays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the campus of Kent State University.

The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks.

The Ludwig Recital Hall box office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, and will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Tickets and more information are available by calling (330) 672-ARTS (2787) or by visiting

2014 Faculty Concert Series

Wednesday, June 25
7:30 p.m.
Spencer Myer, piano
Frank Rosenwein, oboe
Barrick Stees, bassoon
Robert Schumann - Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
Robert Schumann - Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Ludwig van Beethoven - 12 Variations on Handel's "See the Conquering Hero Comes" from Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1938)
William Bolcom - From The Garden of Eden

Tuesday, July 1
7:30 p.m.
Miami String Quartet
Antonín Dvorák - Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a/B 149
Erwin Schulhoff - Five Pieces for String Quartet
Felix Mendelssohn - Quartet for Strings No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2

Thursday, July 3
7:30 p.m.
Kulas Guest Artist, Ida Kavafian, violin
Glauser String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
Richard Strauss - Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 18
Ernest Chausson - Concert for violin, piano & string quartet in D major, Op. 21

Wednesday, July 9
7:30 p.m.
Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin
Joanna Patterson Zakany, viola
Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004
Essa-Pekka Salonen - 'Lachen Verlernt' for Solo Violin
Eugene Ysaÿe - Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 4 in E minor
Astor Piazzolla - Selections from Tango Etudes for Solo Violin
Johan Halvorsen - 'Sarabande con variazioni' in G minor (on a theme of Handel)

Wednesday, July 16
7:30 p.m.
Mark Kosower, cello
An all-Brahms program
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Wednesday, July 23
7:30 p.m.
Katherine Bormann, violin
Jeffrey Zehngut, violin
Stanley Konopka, viola
Richard Weiss, cello
Joela Jones, piano
Barrick Stees, bassoon
Danna Sundet, oboe
Gary Schocker - Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (1992)
Manuel de Falla - Canciones Populares Españolas for Cello and Piano
Theodore Lalliet - Terzetto for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, Op. 22
Béla Kovács - Hommage à Manuel de Falla for Clarinet and Piano
Edward Elgar - Quintet for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 84

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