The Cleveland Orchestra associate concertmaster, violinist Jung-Min Amy
Lee, and Ensemble HD will perform at Kent State University on Monday,
March 31, at 8 p.m., in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is
located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on
the Kent Campus. For tickets, call the Performing Arts Box Office at
330-672-2787 or online at www.kent.edu/music.
Ensemble HD brings to Kent State a new and refreshing take on classical
music. The ensemble is led by Joshua Smith, principal flute of the
Cleveland Orchestra, and includes Christina Dahl, associate professor of
music at Stony Brook, and Cleveland Orchestra members Lee, Frank
Rosenwein, Charles Bernard and Joanna Patterson Zakany. Together, they
have gained national attention with their performances at the Happy Dog
Bar on Cleveland’s near West Side, bringing classical music to new
The program will include a wonderful array of compositions from the contemporary repertoire such as Mirrors (1997) for flute and cello by the highly acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho; A Bird Came Down the Walk (1994) for viola and piano by the distinguished Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu; Little Eye (1999) for cello and “four non-percussionists” by 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang; Lachen Verlernt
(Laughing Unlearnt) (2002) for solo violin by Finnish composer and
conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. The first half of the program will conclude
with the virtuoso tour-de-force Sequenza VII (1968) for solo oboe and drone by Italian composer Luciano Berio.
Richard King, principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra, will join Lee
and pianist Randall Fusco for the featured work of the program, Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, by 20th-century composer György Ligeti.
Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent
State faculty and staff, $10 for groups of 10 or more patrons, $8 for
non-Kent State students, $5 for children and free for full-time Kent
Campus undergraduate students.
Tickets are available weekdays 12 p.m. to 5 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 in Kent. 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 visiting www.kent.edu/music.