Ensemble HD, Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster, perform at Kent State University

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The Cleveland Orchestra Associate Concertmaster, violinist Jung-Min Amy Lee and Ensemble HD will perform Mar. 31 at 8 p.m., in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University Kent campus. For tickets call the Performing Arts Box Office at 330-672-2787 or online at www.kent.edu/music.

The ensemble is led by Joshua Smith, Principal Flute of The Cleveland Orchestra, and includes Christina Dahl, Associate Professor of Music at Stony Brook, and Cleveland Orchestra members Jung-Min Amy Lee, Frank Rosenwein, Charles Bernard, and Joanna Patterson-Zakany. Together, they have gained national attention with their performances at the Happy Dog Bar on Cleveland's near Westside, bringing classical music to new audiences.

The program will include contemporary repertoire such as Mirrors (1997) for flute and cello by the highly acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho; A Bird Came Down the Walk (1994) for viola and piano by the distinguished Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu; Little Eye (1999) for cello and "four non-percussionists" by 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang; Lachen verlernt (Laughing Unlearnt) (2002) for solo violin by Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. The first half of the program will conclude with the virtuoso tour-de-force Sequenza VII (1968) for solo oboe and drone by Italian composer Luciano Berio.

Richard King, Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra will join Jung-Min Amy Lee and pianist Randall Fusco for the featured work of the program, the Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano by twentieth century composer Gy├Ârgy Ligeti.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent State University faculty and staff, $10 for groups of 10 or more patrons, $8 for non Kent State students, $5 for children and free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students.

Tickets are available weekdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the campus of Kent State University. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visiting kent.edu/music.

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