Kent Camerata to Perform at Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center 3/12
The Kent Camerata will present an evening of chamber music, featuring music by Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Saint-Saëns and Fauré, as well as contemporary composers, on Friday, March 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, which is on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located at the corner of Otterman Street and Harrison Avenue in Greensburg, Pa. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724-552-2900.
Seton Hill University alumna Mary Sue Hyatt, of Carefree, Ariz., will perform with The Kent Camerata. Hyatt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music education in 1970 from Seton Hill University.
The Kent Camerata is a professional vocal/instrumental ensemble affiliated with the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University. Founded in 1995 as part of the “Kent in Florence” music program, this unique group took its name and inspiration from the Florentine Camerata of the Renaissance. Since their debut tour in Italy, they have performed to great acclaim in many parts of the world. Group members, who perform in a variety of combinations, are soprano Amanda-Joyce Abbott, mezzo-soprano Mary Sue Hyatt, violist Katharine Gerson DeBolt, bassoonist David DeBolt, and pianist Jan Meyer Thompson.
In addition to appearances in New England, the Midwest, and southwestern United States, The Kent Camerata has performed in Canada, Ireland, Germany and Italy. In 2002, they traveled to China, where they gave master classes at the three leading conservatories of music and performances for audiences in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai. In Italy, the ensemble has given numerous concerts in Florence, including the American Consulate in 2004, the Villa Manna series in Cremona, the Val Tidone Festival, and at the opening of the Cenobio San Vittore summer series as part of Bologna’s May Festival. Recently, several Kent Camerata members collaborated with members of the Arte Musical Ensemble of Paris to present a group of concerts there. The Kent Camerata has also released a new CD, “Kent Camerata Favorites.”
Venue Information: Most of Seton Hill’s Music Program performances are held in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill’s new Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The Performing Arts Center is a disabled accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is free in four nearby Greensburg parking areas: the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive, and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.
Since the University’s founding, the study of music has been an integral part of the Seton Hill experience. The Music Program at Seton Hill University seeks to educate musicians who will think and act critically, creatively, and ethically, and who are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities for careers in music in the twenty-first century. For more information on the Music Program at Seton Hill please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 724-552-2900.