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Firestone Park Summer Concert
August 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Spend a summer evening with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the City of Akron at a free Summer Parks Series Concert at Firestone Park.
Did You Know?
Composer Jacques Offenbach opened his own theater, Bouffes-Parisiens, to present hi own works. He produced a series of hits, capped in 1858 by the triumphant debut of his two-act comedy, Orpheus in the Underworld. (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)
During the Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia, John Phillip Sousa played violin in an orchestra conducted by Jacques Offenbach. (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)
Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, composed in 1878, catapulted the composer to fame outside of Bohemia and helped lead him to become a figure of international importance during the 1880s. (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)