KU Students to Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City Sept. 30; Register to Attend Today

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University is set to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. Presented by Distinguished Concerts in International New York (DCINY), the Kutztown Chamber Players will perform Mediterranean-inspired music by Greek composer Dinos Constantinides at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30.

Constantinides’ work has been performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. KU will perform his work alongside members from the Louisiana State University School of Music.

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Kutztown University’s own Chamber Players are conducted by KU orchestra director Dr. Peter Isaacson. Performing faculty members Dr. Maria Asteriadou and Kurt Nikkanen have given their students firsthand, real-world experience in preparing for this event. Alongside an array of international artists, Kutztown musicians shine in their involvement; their participation is a testament to the talent, skill and dedication at Kutztown University.

“I hope this concert helps to raise awareness in musical circles that KU has an excellent music department where students are given outstanding musical training and exceptional experiences,” Isaacson said. “I'm very excited to have the opportunity to perform in such an esteemed venue.”

The concert provides an opportunity to enrich students with real world experience.

“This performance will give our students positive exposure to the professional world of performing – away from the academic setting at KU,” Issacson said. “From this project, they have already grown from working with Professor Nikkanen and Professor Asteriadou. They will gain further insights from hearing other performers at this concert and the ways in which they approach the music of Constantinides.”

For a firsthand experience of KU on the international stage, the KU Arts Society is hosting a full-day trip to New York City. Join other music enthusiasts for a bus trip to New York City, leaving campus at 9 a.m. Tour tickets include roundtrip transportation, a light boxed breakfast, a tour of the Steinway Piano Factory, lunch and admission to Carnegie Hall. Register online or by phone by calling the KU Foundation at 610-683-4110. For more information, contact Bryan Zellmer, director of KU Presents!, at zellmer@kutztown.edu or 610-683-1580.

Discounts are available for members of the KU Arts Society. The KU Arts Society includes community and university volunteers who are both patrons of the arts and who are dedicated to advancing arts programming at Kutztown University and in the surrounding community. Learn more about becoming a member of the KU Arts Society at http://www.kutztownarts.org/.