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Baroque Virtuosos

January 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm

The Akron Symphony presents an evening of the world’s best from the Baroque Era, including a world premiere of a Tuba Concerto.

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Baroque Virtuosos


January 15, 2022
8:00 pm
$4.00 – $60.00
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E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron, OH 44325 United States
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Handel’s Water Music, composed after England’s King George I requested a concert on the River Thames, is filled with life-affirming music. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto is one of the best-known instrumental works from the first half of the 18th century, and his use of horns in Concerto No. 1 give the piece an outdoor, autumnal feeling. Ken Heinlein, principal tuba, will take center stage in the premiere of Vox Paterna, a Concerto for Tuba & Orchestra, by composer Clint Needham.

Updating Baroque style, Aldemaro Romero fashions a remix by infusing Latin dance rhythms. Stravinsky wrote that borrowing from Bach in his Dumbarton Oaks Concerto is “exactly the sort of thing he himself liked to do.”

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All concerts take place at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of The University of Akron. At this time, masks are required in all University of Akron buildings including E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Ken Heinlein, tuba

Romero Fuga con Pajarillo
Stravinsky Concerto in Eb “Dumbarton Oaks”
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Needham Vox Paterna, a Concerto for Tuba & Orchestra
Handel Water Music

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