The Kent Camerata Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble Performance at Mount Union College March 16

April 13, 2010

The Kent Camerata, an international touring vocal/instrumental ensemble, will present a performance at Mount Union College on Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.


The Kent Camerata includes Amanda-Joyce Abbott, soprano; Mary Sue Hyatt, mezzo-soprano; Katharine Gerson DeBolt, viola; David DeBolt, bassoon and Jan Meyer Thompson, piano. The ensemble will be playing pieces by Bach, Mozart, Brahms and Haydn in addition to works by many other composers.

With origins in Kent State University's Kent in Florence music program, Kent Camerata took its name and inspiration from the Florentine Camerata of the Renaissance. Throughout March, the ensemble will perform and present master classes at the Conservatories of Music in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, China.

Amanda-Joyce Abbott is an applied voice instructor, lecturer and director of the Opera Workshop at Mount Union College. She has recorded on the Koch label, and has performed with numerous orchestras, festivals, opera companies and choral organizations throughout the Midwest. Mary Sue Hyatt is professor of music for the Kent State University voice faculty. She has performed in over twenty operas and as an orchestral soloist and recitalist in various cities throughout the world. Katharine Gerson DeBolt has served as assistant principal violist with the Kansas City Philharmonic and principal with the Tulsa Philharmonic, as well as being a member of the Cleveland Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Birmingham, Columbus, Youngstown and Mozarteum of Salzburg orchestras. David DeBolt is professor of music at Kent State University where he performs with the Kent Wnd Quintet. He has been the principal bassoonist of the Kansas City Philharmonic, Birmingham, Tulsa and Santa Fe Orchestras. Jan Meyer Thompson is professor of music at Arizona State University School of Music and is nationally recognized for her work in piano pedagogy.

The recital is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact the department of music at (330) 823-2180.

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