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Kent State University Orchestra Debuts Seaton as Conductor in October (09/18/2009)

Scott SeatonOn Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium of Cartwright Hall, the Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music's Orchestra will perform its first of four major concerts of the 2009- 2010 season. The orchestra is proud to introduce conductor Scott Seaton, who was recently appointed as the new director of orchestras at Kent State University.

The evening's repertoire will include Michael Torke:  Charcoal; Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Antonin Dvorák:  Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88.

Seaton, who concurrently holds the position of assistant conductor of Festival Opera in California, joins the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music from the Orchestre de l'Université de Montréal and was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg, Germany.  He is one of 12 selected out of an applicant pool of more than 280 conductors from 68 countries that will conduct the Bamberg Symphony in February and March of 2010.  This past spring, Seaton was a finalist for the assistant conductor positions of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, he made the finals for two highly sought out conducting fellowships, including one with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and the Junior Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music under the mentorship of Mark Elder.  In 2008, he participated in the National Conducting Institute where he worked with Leonard Slatkin and conducted the National Symphony Orchestra.  A strong advocate of new music, Seaton regularly conducts Mimesis, a New York City-based ensemble dedicated to performing the music of living composers.

Admission is $10 per person and can be paid at the door by cash or check. University Auditorium is located at 650 Hilltop Drive on the main campus of Kent State.  Free parking is available in rear off Terrace Drive.

For more information, please call the concert hotline at 330-672-3609 or visit

Media Contact: Effie Tsengas,, 330-672-8398


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