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December 14, 2018

Experience the Akron Symphony Orchestra's five remaining concerts in our Classic Series for the price of three!

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Buy 3 Concerts – Get 2 Free!


December 14, 2018
$75 – $180
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E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron,OH44325United States
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The second half of our Classic Series contains some of the most well-known music performed by an exceptional orchestra.

The orchestra itself is front and center in symphonies of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, while visually descriptive works are heard in music by several film composers and an undersea sonic exploration by composer Stella Sung.

We will mark the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing with space-related music, including Strauss’s iconic Also sprach Zarathustra. The season culminates in a concert performance of West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein’s groundbreaking masterpiece.

And now you can experience it all for one special price that gives you the five remaining concerts in our Classic Series for the price of three! Simply select the section you would like to purchase and you will receive the five-concert package at this special low price.

This special offer is only available online and seating is subject to availability. New purchases only. No refunds or exchanges. Other terms and conditions apply.

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Did You Know?

Tchaikovsky No. 4

A journey into the heart of Russian repertoire begins with Mussorgsky’s evocation of dawn on the Moscow River. Prokofiev’s popular concerto abounds in rhythmic vitality and Slavic lyricism. With the Tchaikovsky Fourth Symphony—in the hands of Maestro Zander—you can expect an utterly fresh reading of a well-loved masterwork.

La Mer

Echoing the mysteries of the sea, Debussy’s La Mer summons the emotional power and psychological depths of wind and waves. Composer Stella Sung’s Oceana introduces a watery dialogue between marine and human life. And Moby Dick rises again in the haunting music of Bernard Herrmann, Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite composer.

Also sprach Zarathustra

An evening commemorating the 60th anniversary of NASA and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. John Adams’ orchestral ball-of-fire A Short Ride in a Fast Machine raises the curtain, opening the way to intensely vibrant scores by two of the greatest film composers of all time. Richard Strauss’ tone poem about the human condition, Also sprach Zarathustra, provided Stanley Kubrick with the signature music for the opening sequence of his 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Beethoven’s Eroica

The Eroica Symphony bursts with the revolutionary spirit of its original dedicatee, Napoleon. Resulting from an explosion of creativity, it was Beethoven’s favorite of his own symphonies. Mass in C is also from his great Middle Period, a time when Beethoven counteracted his hearing loss by fueling his music with heightened expression.

West Side Story (Symphony Concert Version)

Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score changed the course of Broadway history. Picking up where George Gershwin left off, Bernstein’s musical is a hot concoction of Latin jazz, Broadway romance, popular song, tension-filled ensembles, and classical charm. The complete 1957 score is performed in its original splendor.

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