ASO to present Beethoven’s Eroica on April 6

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will present Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony on April 6 at 8 p.m.

The Eroica Symphony bursts with the revolutionary spirit of its original dedicatee, Napoleon. In it, Beethoven uses broad strokes of sound to reveal what it means to be alive in a way that Leonard Bernstein once compared to “Thor wielding his hammer.”

Described as an extraordinarily innovative and ambitious composition, Eroica was selected as the greatest symphony of all time in a 2016 survey of 151 conductors worldwide by BBC Music Magazine.

The evening will also feature Beethoven’s Mass in C, with the Akron Symphony Chorus and soloists Angela Mortellaro (soprano), Kimberly Lauritsen (alto), Timothy Culver (tenor) and Brian Keith Johnson (bass) joining the Orchestra for a popular piece from the composer’s Middle Period.

A Preview from the Podium, featuring Maestro Wilkins discussing the evening’s program, will begin at 7 p.m.

Single tickets for the performance start at just $25. Tickets are available at akronsymphony.org or by calling the Symphony Box Office at 330.535.8131. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert as long as seats are available.

The performance will take place at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, which is located at 198 Hill Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Beethoven's Eroica on April 6

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