The Kent State University Orchestra Society and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University will present the 44th annual Evening with the Orchestra on Sat., April 13 in the Ballroom of the Kent State University Student Center. This annual fundraising gala raises thousands of dollars in scholarships every year for the orchestra’s student musicians. The evening begins with a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., where guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by a performance of the Kent State University Orchestra at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Dr. Jungho Kim, the orchestra will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Prokofiev and more. Dr. Saroj Sutaria, winner of the annual conduct-the-orchestra auction, will also join the orchestra to conduct Mozart’s Overture to “Marriage of Figaro” and Strauss’s “Radetzky March.” A highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the winner of The Leopold Sipe Award, given yearly to an outstanding orchestra musician. The cost of the event is $80 per person, including a $40 tax-deductible donation. Tickets may be purchased from Orchestra Society board members or Larry Andrews, President, at 330-835-8074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Orchestra Society was founded in 1973 by Ben Frost, Benjamin McGinnis, Rev. Lloyd O’Keefe, and Sinfonia director Leopold Sipe. Unique as a community organization, its primary mission is to provide scholarship support for the Kent State University Orchestra.