ASO Radio Hour to debut April 3

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will debut the ASO Radio Hour on April 3 at 7 p.m.

The ASO Radio Hour will be a limited-run rebroadcast of some of the most popular concert performances from the Orchestra’s archives. The series will debut a new performance every Friday at 7 p.m. on the Orchestra’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The series will feature:

  • Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, under the direction of guest conductor Benjamin Zander, from February 9, 2008. (Available until May 18 at 7 p.m.)
  • Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, with guest artist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, from November 7, 2014. This concert was co-presented in collaboration with The Tuesday Musical Association. (Available until May 25 at 7 p.m.)
  • Sounds of Akron, from April 16, 2016, and guest artist Jinjoo Cho performing Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D, from March 16, 2019. (Available until June 2 at 7 p.m.)
  • Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with guest pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, from September 24, 2016. (Available until June 10 at 7 p.m.)
  • Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Akron Symphony Chorus, from May 6, 2017. (Available until June 15 at 7 p.m.)
  • Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 with guest conductor Daniel Hege, from January 20, 2018. (Available until June 22 at 7 p.m.)
  • Sounds of the Sea, featuring Debussy’s La Mer, along with the Northeast Ohio premiere of Stella Sung’s Oceana, from February 9, 2019. (Available until June 29 at 7 p.m.)
  • The Four Seasons, featuring Concertmaster Tallie Brunfelt, from November 16, 2019. (Available until July 6 at 7 p.m.)

The remaining concerts in the series will include a wide variety of audience favorites hand-selected by Maestro Christopher Wilkins. Look for our special program announcement each week via email and on our social media channels.

Each broadcast of the ASO Radio Hour will only be available for 45 days before we have to put it back into the archives — so be sure to tune in!

Graphic by Julian Taylor Design

Sounds of Akron

The Akron Symphony Orchestra in concert, recorded live at E.J. Thomas Hall on April 16, 2016, and March 16, 2019. Conductor Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Sounds of Akron, while guest artist Jinjoo Cho performs Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D.

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor

(From April 16, 2016)
Clint Needham Sounds of Akron
Dan Flowers, electric guitar
Miller South Steelband
Matthew Dudack, Director

(From March 16, 2019)
Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Korngold Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Jinjoo Cho, violin

The Spring of Home (Korean folksong)
Jinjoo Cho, violin

Mendelssohn Elijah

The Akron Symphony Orchestra in concert, recorded live at E.J. Thomas Hall on May 6, 2017. Conductor Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Chorus, The University of Akron Choruses, Summit Choral Society and Summit Choral Society Children’s Performance Choir in Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor

Akron Symphony Chorus
University of Akron Choruses
Summit Choral Society
Marie Bucoy-Calavan, Artistic Director

Summit Choral Society Children’s Performance Choir
Heather Cooper, Director
Amber Cocchiola, child soloist

Kathryn Papa, soprano
Kim Lauritsen, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Culver, tenor
Brian Keith Johnson, bass

Sounds of the Sea

The Akron Symphony Orchestra in concert, recorded live at E.J. Thomas Hall on February 9, 2019. Music Director Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Debussy’s La Mer, along with the Northeast Ohio premiere of Stella Sung’s Oceana.

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor

Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings

Bernard Hermann Moby-Dick
Introduction
Call me Ishmael
At last the anchor was up
Send everyone aft!
Yonder, by ever-brimming goblet’s rim (Ahab’s Soliloquy)
Hist, boys! let’s have a jig (Hornpipe)
It was a clear steel-blue day (The Symphony)
There she blows! A hump like a snow-hill!
I turn my body from the sun
Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool
And I only am escaped alone to tell thee
Timothy Culver, tenor
Brian Keith Johnson, baritone

Stella Sung Oceana (world premiere revised version)
featuring recorded songs of marine animals and human-generated sounds

Claude Debussy La Mer
De l’aube à midi sur la mer (From Dawn to Noon on the Sea)
Jeux des vagues (Play of the Waves)
Dialogue du vent et de la mer (Dialogue of Wind and Sea)

Mahler's Fifth

The Akron Symphony Orchestra in concert, recorded live at E.J. Thomas Hall on January 18, 2020. Music Director Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony Orchestra in works from two titans of the Romantic Era with the Prelude to Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, featuring horn player Tom Park as the feature soloist during the Scherzo in Mahler 5, one of music’s greatest showpieces for the horns. 

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor

Wagner Tristan and Isolde Prelude
(with the composer’s concert ending)

Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Funeral march: With measured step. Strict. Like a cortège.
Stormily. With greatest vehemence.
Scherzo: Vigorously, not too fast
Tom Park, solo horn
Adagietto: Very slow
Rondo-Finale: Allegro giocoso. Lively.

Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3

The Akron Symphony Orchestra in concert, recorded live at E.J. Thomas Hall on September 24, 2016. Conductor Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, while guest pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
I.  Allegro ma non tanto
II. Intermezzo: Adagio
III. Finale: Alla breve—Scherzando—Tempo I
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Op. 39

Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82
I. Tempo molto moderato—Allegro moderato—Presto
II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
III. Allegro molto—Misterioso—Un pochettino largamente

Brahms Symphony No. 2

The Akron Symphony Orchestra in concert, recorded live at E.J. Thomas Hall on January 20, 2018. Guest Conductor Daniel Hege leads the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, while guest pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Hege, guest conductor

Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 and 5

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 16
Andantino
Scherzo: Vivace
Moderato
Finale: Allegro tempestoso
Gabriela Martinez, piano

Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73
Allegro non troppo
Adagio non troppo
Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)
Allegro con spirito

The Four Seasons

The Akron Symphony Orchestra in concert, recorded live at E.J. Thomas Hall on November 16, 2019. Music Director Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Vivaldi’s best-known masterpiece, The Four Seasons, featuring Concertmaster Tallie Brunfelt. The concert also features Meghan Guegold, principal horn, on Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1.  

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Tallie Brunfelt, violin
Meghan Guegold, horn  

Frank Coqueteos (Flirtations)

Haydn Symphony No. 95 in C minor  

Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11
Meghan Guegold, horn  

Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Tallie Brunfelt, violin  

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