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Brahms Requiem

May 13, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Brahms Requiem celebrates the living while composer Timothy Adams tells the story of Harriet Tubman—nurse, spy, reformer, and conductor on the Underground Railroad.

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Brahms Requiem


May 13, 2023
7:30 pm
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E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron, OH 44325 United States
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Northeast Ohio-trained composer Timothy Adams tells the story of Harriet Tubman—nurse, spy, reformer, and conductor on the Underground Railroad. The “Moses of Her People,” Tubman was relentlessly devoted to saving other people’s lives, at repeated risk to her own. The initial inspiration for Brahms’ Requiem was personal, arising out of the pain of losing his mother. Its consoling opening strains set the tone for the entire work. It is not a prayer for the dead. The freely flowing beauties and joys of Brahms’ masterpiece are for us: they are comfort for the living.

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Brahms Requiem
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Brian Keith Johnson, baritone
Akron Symphony Chorus

Timothy Adams Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad*
* a premiere performance (commissioning consortium)
Johannes Brahms A German Requiem

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All concerts take place at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of The University of Akron. Per guidelines set by the University of Akron, masks are optional for all patrons attending concerts at EJ Thomas Hall.

Single tickets go on sale August 1.



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