Musicians of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra offer free concerts

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Two performances on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to celebrate music Kennesaw, Ga. (Sept. 23, 2014…

Georgia (Sep 23, 2014)Two performances on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to celebrate music

Kennesaw, Ga. (Sept. 23, 2014)  Musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will perform two free concerts on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center at Kennesaw State University. The musicians will also hold an open rehearsal with School of Music students on Friday afternoon.

The concerts are free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served, and no tickets are required. However, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association will be accepting donations on-site.

On Monday, Sept. 22, the School of Music received notice from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra management that the ASO concert scheduled for Sept. 26 had been cancelled due to labor negotiations. Ticket holders were contacted by Kennesaw State on Monday regarding exchanges and/or refunds.

Interim Director of the School of Music Michael Alexander said, “We are proud of the partnership we have formed with the ASO, and we are disappointed that the concert that we originally planned has been cancelled due to the ongoing negotiations. We continue to hope for a positive resolution. As a School of Music, our job is to support great music and provide an educational opportunity for our students. These free concerts will help us provide a positive outlet for all involved during this difficult time.”

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About Kennesaw State School of Music: Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the School of Music offers three degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Performance and Bachelor of Music in Music Education. The School of Music hosts more than 150 events each year, showcasing the talents of our students, faculty, and visiting artists from around the world. To learn more, visit arts.kennesaw.edu/music.

Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.

For media inquiries: Kathie Beckett, Director of Marketing and Communications

470-578-3417 or kbeckett@kennesaw.edu                                              




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 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. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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