KSU Premiere Series Showcases World-Class Performers

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Cantus to perform in Premiere Series Kennesaw State event features acclaimed male vocal ensemble…

Georgia (Jan 13, 2010)

Cantus to perform in Premiere Series
Kennesaw State event features acclaimed male vocal ensemble
 
For media inquiries, contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu
 
KENNESAW, GA—Kennesaw State University’s Premiere Series presents vocal chamber ensemble, Cantus, in concert on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The nine-member ensemble is widely recognized as one of America’s finest professional vocal chamber ensembles.
 
Renowned for its broad repertoire, known to span all periods and genres, Cantus will perform works by Eric Whitacre, Franz Schubert, Hugo Alfvén, Antonio Estevez, William Walker, Stephen Young and many more. The diverse program, titled “Elemental,” will also include African-American spirituals and Scottish Highland folk songs.
 
David Daly, assistant director of the Bailey Center, notes the numerous important collaborations Cantus has had with prominent musicians including Bobby McFerrin, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Pops. The members of Cantus, according to Daly, are “excellent performers and top-notch musicians.”
 
Since its inception in 1995, Cantus has recorded eight albums on its own label, Cantus Recordings, and toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. As a group, Cantus is “dedicated to exalting the human spirit through the performance of innovative and engaging musical programs.”
 
Cantus regularly commissions new music for the group from composers including Gavin Bryars, Steven Sametz, Kenneth Jennings, Peter Hamlin and many more. Additionally, Cantus also performs music that is composed and arranged by its members.
 
Now in its 16th season, the Premiere Series is the flagship concert series of the KSU School of Music. The Premiere Series showcases the world-class performers. Upcoming performers in the series include The Lionel Loueke Trio on March 14 and cellist Alisa Weilerstein with pianist Lera Auerbach on April 10. 
Tickets for the Cantus performance are $30. Series subscriptions are also available. For more information, visit http://baileycenter.kennesaw.edu or call 770-423-6650.
 
 
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Kennesaw State University is the thirdlargest university in Georgia‚ offering more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education and business. A member of the 35unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21‚000 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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