The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music's Orchestra will continue its season with "Rock and Peace" led by Director Liza Grossman at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall.
The performance will include an eclectic program of classical and contemporary music. Patrons can expect to hear:
- "Sizzle" by Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer
- "Dragon and Phoenix Overture" by Grammy award-winning Tan Dun
- "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin
In addition, guests will hear the undergraduate and graduate winners of the 2011 Concerto Competition, which took place at the School of Music in December. Winners Lindsey Sandham and Alexandre Marr will perform their selected pieces with the orchestra.
Sandham, who is a vocal graduate student, will perform "Ach ich fuhl's" from Mozart's Magic Flute. She has performed in the opera program for the school.
Marr, a sophomore fashion merchandising major and piano minor, will perform Rachmoninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor.” Marr, an Ohio native, has been playing the piano since he was 11 years old and studies the instrument with Kent State Artist-in-Residence Donna Lee.
Marr is a transfer student from Case Western Reserve University, where he competed in the Symphony Concerto Competition and won last year. He also competed in the Solon Young Artists Concerto Competition 2011 and received third place.
“I have always dreamed of performing this concerto with an orchestra, and I am delighted that I finally have the opportunity to do so,” Marr said.
Tickets will be available at the door. Adults and seniors are $10 and students are $5 with a valid college ID. Cash or check only. For more information, call the School of Music at 330-672-2172.