The 2022–23 line-up is a smorgasbord of musical styles. By broadening the usual orchestral palette, these programs offer a greater range of expression, more opportunities for storytelling, and a heightened sense of discovery. A telling irony is that much of the aesthetic diversity comes from a single country: America. Several works examine the idea of Americanness through the contrasting perspectives of their composers.
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Beethoven’s vivid Sixth Symphony follows music by Stella Sung, accompanying projections of works of Norman Rockwell, and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes, with original animations by Knight Arts Challenge winner Amber Kempthorn.Find out more »
Enjoy an exciting twist to a classic holiday favorite and welcome a special guest, Akron-born Louise Toppin.Find out more »
Masterworks of the Baroque and Romantic eras, along with compelling recent work. The young, charismatic Xavier Foley composed his double concerto as a personal plea for equal justice in America.Find out more »
Unfamiliar beauties of distant cultures tell human stories through art, film, movement, and music. Mozart and Bizet expanded their expressive palettes by borrowing from other folk traditions.Find out more »
Mahler’s Third is his “Pastoral Symphony.” It seems propelled throughout by nature’s bold power. The opening march represents the arrival of spring in the Austrian Alps—the earth groans, giant ice sheets crack, and cataracts spill forth from mountain streams. The middle movements move in stages up the Great Chain of Being, from raw matter, through many varieties of forms of life, and ultimately to the realm of the spirit.Find out more »