Arvo Pärt borrows from the sound of ancient chants to create a style of purity and austerity. Mozart’s 29th Symphony is among his earliest masterpieces: imaginative, unpredictable, balanced, and perfect. Jazz musician-composer-arranger Mary Lou Williams holds a unique place in the development of jazz, especially through the incorporation of classical music into her work. Akron’s EarthQuaker Devices soars to new heights in a sequel to 2022’s live ASO recording.
EarthQuaker & Mozart
featuring the Theron Brown Quartet
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Wolfgang Amadè Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A
Mary Lou Williams Zodiac Suite
Jake Gunnar Walsh & Jon Sonnenberg Conflagration (with EarthQuaker Devices)
Arvo Pärt has adapted the sounds of ancient chanting to create his signature austere style, now wildly popular and widely imitated. Mozart’s 29th Symphony radiates joy and confidence as a perfect youthful masterpiece. Mary Lou Williams helped shape the evolution of jazz, partly through her lifelong devotion to classical music. The Akron Symphony and EarthQuaker Devices fan the flames anew in Conflagration, a sequel to their 2022 live recording.
Single tickets go on sale August 1.
Please join us at 6:30 pm for a Preview from the Podium with Maestro Wilkins.
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. Parking is $10 parking at the gate (cash) or $8 pre-paid.
Please pick your section; best seats available will be chosen for you. If you have a particular area (seat) you want, please mention it in the notes section. We’ll do our best to seat you accordingly. If you need special seating in any way (such as easy access, or handicapped accessible), please indicate that in the notes or call the office. These are available in Section B.
If you purchase your tickets a week in advance or more, they will be mailed to you unless specified otherwise. Tickets purchased less than a week from the concert date will be available in office or at the venue the night of the concert.