Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony stars the king of instruments, and it packs a powerful punch. The work is part spiritual journey, part sonic theater. Perkinson’s Worship, an orchestral fantasy on the familiar hymn tune, Old 100th, moves between jazz, gospel, and classical styles. Brilliant, sumptuous, and transcendent, Respighi’s Church Windows takes its title from celebrated Italian stained-glass artwork.
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Robert Mollard, organ
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Worship
Ottorino Respighi Church Windows
Camille Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony delivers aural thrills in unique ways. Part spiritual journey, part sonic theater, the ASO’s performance features Robert Mollard on the recently acquired Rodgers digital organ, which can reproduce sounds from any instrument in the world. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s works bring together the traditions of jazz, pop, film, and classical music. His tone poem, Worship, is an orchestral fantasy on the Old 100th, familiar from hymnals of many faiths. Brilliant, sumptuous, and transcendent, Ottorino Respighi’s orchestrations remain unsurpassed. Church Windows takes its title from well-known Italian stained-glass windows, but its sound is signature Respighi.
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.