Well-known vocal ensemble to perform

Kent Camerata, an acclaimed international touring vocal instrumental ensemble in residence at Kent State University, performs July 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The program includes music by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak, Chabrier, Loeffler and Faure. The public is invited to attend with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission and $2 for seniors and students.

With origins in Kent State University’s Kent in Florence music program, Kent Camerata includes soprano Jane Dressler, mezzo soprano Mary Sue Hyatt, violist Katharine Gerson DeBolt, bassoonist David DeBolt and pianist Jan Meyer Thompson. The ensemble took name and inspiration from the Florentine Camerata of the Renaissance. In 1995, their series-opening concert at Florence’s Cherubini Conservatory was described by host director Giuseppe Giglio as “marvelously performed with particular attention to sensitive expression.” Northern Ireland’s Ulster Gazette reported, “Kent Camerata was warmly received by an enthusiastic Armagh audience. The program featured a wide variety of musical styles with something to suit everybody.”

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