The Kent State University Orchestra, directed by Frank Wiley, will present the 28th annual Evening with the Orchestra dinner concert on April 12, sponsored by the KSU Orchestra Society. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the 8 p.m. orchestra and chorus performance, then dancing in the Student Center Ballroom.
The Orchestra Society plans to establish a scholarship in honor of Ben Frost. Contributions may be made to the KSU Orchestra Society Ben Frost Memorial Fund and sent to the Orchestra Society at 5650 Caranor Drive, Kent 44240.
Special guest artists will be Terry Kuhn, winner of the Conduct-the-Orchestra Auction at last years Evening with the Orchestra; the KSU Chorale, C.M. Shearer, director; and the KSU Jazz Ensemble, Chas Baker, director.
Welcoming remarks will be presented by Kent State University President Carol A. Cartwright, and John Lee, director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. The musical program will begin with a performance of the first movement of Symphony No. 35 Haffner by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The KSU Chorale will present a group of selections from its repertoire.
Terry Kuhn, vice provost for KSU undergraduate studies, will lead the Chorale and the Orchestra in a performance of two movements from Cantata 21, Ich hatte viel Bekmmernis, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Following remarks by Maryalice Seaholts, president of the Orchestra Society, and the presentation of the Leopold Sipe Award, the program will conclude with the William Tell Overture by Gioacchino Rossini.
The KSU Jazz Ensemble will play music for dancing following the concert.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Seaholts at (330) 673-3038 or by contacting any member of the Orchestra Society Board. Tickets are $45 each ($20 tax deductible). The deadline for reservations is Friday.