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Kent Keyboard Series Closes Season With Performance by Donna Lee on April 7

Posted Apr. 1, 2013
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Kent State Associate Professor of Music
Donna Lee will perform April 7 to close
the 2012-2013 season of the Kent
Keyboard Series. 

The Kent Keyboard Series will close its 2012-2013 season with a performance by Kent State University School of Music faculty member Donna Lee on Sunday, April 7, at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Music and Speech Center at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus.

Lee’s performance will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze” from “Cantana 208, BWV 208,” arranged by Egon Petri, Franz Schubert’s “Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946,” Leos Janáček’s “Sonata I.X. 1905,” Jared Miller’s “Two Preludes” and Frédéric Chopin’s “Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60.”

Lee, associate professor of music and coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State, has appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist at Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall and Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C., and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.  She has also performed in Asia, Europe and throughout the U.S., with recent performances in Wuhan, China; Brno, Czech Republic; and Maui, Hawaii.

Lee earned her doctorate from Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, her master’s degree from The Juilliard School, and her bachelor of music degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied with prominent artist-teachers Julian Martin, the late Rudolf Firkusny and Thomas Schumacher, respectively.

During the summer, Lee is co-director of the Piano Institute at Kent State and artist-faculty at Kent/Blossom Music Festival and Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.

This year, the Kent Keyboard Series’ 10th season also marks the celebration of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s recent designation as an All-Steinway School. The Kent Keyboard Series features prominent performers known in the field for their expertise.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and Kent State faculty and staff, $8 for students with valid ID and those under 18; and free for full-time undergraduate Kent State students. Kent State students can earn 500 FLASHperks points by attending this performance.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787), by visiting or by visiting the Performing Arts Box Office. The Performing Arts Box Office is open weekdays noon to 5 p.m., and is located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Music and Speech Center at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks. Tickets are also available day-of-show at the door.