Valentine's performance today at KSU

By kelly maile | Staff Writer Published:

For the fellas who waited to the last minute to make their special Valentine's Day plans, you're in luck. Whether you want to serenade your Valentine's sweetie or if you're looking for something a little more edgy, there is plenty going on in Kent this weekend.

Medieval Music Ensemble

Go back in time with the medieval music ensemble, Bernardus. They will be performing "The Eternal Flame: Visions of Love Throughout the Medieval World" at 5:30 p.m. today, in Ludwig Recital Hall, located in the Music and Speech Building on the Kent State University campus.

The group, named after the troubadour Bernard de Ventadorn, will present a gamut of compelling and rarely heard repertoire of the Middle Ages.

Performing are founding members, associate professor of music Jay White and assistant professor of music Craig Resta, along with associate professor of theatre Eric van Baars and assistant professor of music Marla Berg.

Bernardus will illustrate the love and passion among the lives of couriers, troubadours and crusaders through troubadour art, art images and poetic readings. This program will give you a unique look at how medieval citizens expressed their emotions and forms of love.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.kent.edu/music or call 330-672-2172.

Free Faculty Concert

Cellist Keith Robinson and pianist Donna Lee will perform "Adagio" by Benedetto Marcello, as well as works by Camille Saint-Saëns and Richard Strauss, together at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Ludwig Recital Hall.

In recent seasons, the two have performed in New York City at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul and Philadelphia. Internationally, Robinson has performed in Istanbul, Lausanne, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Taipei and Paris, and now he will perform in Kent.

Don't miss the chance to see these renowned musicians perform their works in cello and piano.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.kent.edu/music or call 330-672-2172.

Edens Edge

If you're looking for something a little more edgy than Camille Saint-Saëns, look no further than Edens Edge.

Kindred spirits Hannah Blaylock, Dean Berner, and Cherrill Green, of Arkansas, will bring their vibrant country sound to the Dusty Armadillo, 3147 S.R. 44, on Saturday.

The trio pushes the envelope with their dazzling harmonies, seasoned musicianship and insightful song writing.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and Edens Edge will take the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Ages 18 and over are welcome.

For more information, call 330-325-0647 or visit www.dustya.com.

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