Outside Voices: Hale Farm
July 11 at 7:30 pm
The Akron Symphony Orchestra presents its Outside Voices Concert Series at Hale Farm & Village on July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Parking and Food
Parking for the concert will be behind the Pavilion in the grass field. Hale Farm & Village staff will have directional signs posted and help with traffic flow.
Attendees may bring food and beverages to the concert, including alcoholic beverages. There will not be food or beverages available for purchase at the concert.
RSVP for the Hale Farm Concert
While all the concerts in the Outside Voices series are free, we ask that those planning to attend RSVP by filling out the form below. As our way of saying “thank you,” everyone who RSVPs will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to an ASO concert at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall during the 2020-21 season.
Did You Know?
Kimberly K. Archer is currently serving as Professor of Composition at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A specialist in music for winds and percussion, Dr. Archer’s compositions have been performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles, regional conventions of the College Band Directors National Association, national conventions of the National Flute Association, and state conventions of the Nebraska State Band Association, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, and the National Band Association-Wisconsin. (Source: Southern Illinois University)
David Biedenbender has written music for the concert stage as well as for dance and multimedia collaborations, and his work is often influenced by his diverse musical experiences in rock and jazz bands as an electric bassist, in wind, jazz, and New Orleans-style brass bands as a euphonium, bass trombone, and tuba player, and by his study of Indian Carnatic music. His creative interests include working with everyone from classically trained musicians to improvisers, acoustic chamber music to large ensembles, and interactive electronic interfaces to live brain data. (Source: davidbiedenbender.com)
William Grant Still was one of the most prominent African American contributors to the history of classical music, a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance, and known to his colleagues as the “Dean of Afro-American composers.” Still composed the first symphonic work by a black composer to be performed by a major U.S. orchestra, the Afro-American Symphony, premiered by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 1931. By blending jazz, blues, and spirituals into a traditional classical form and placing them within the context of the concert hall, Still highlights these styles as something to be celebrated, rather than downcast as low class or vulgar music.
Frank Ticheli joined the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition. From 1991 to 1998, Ticheli was Composer in Residence of the Pacific Symphony. His orchestral works have received considerable recognition in the U.S. and Europe. Orchestral performances have come from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, the radio orchestras of Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Saarbruecken, and Austria, and the orchestras of Austin, Bridgeport, Charlotte, Colorado, Haddonfield, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Jacksonville, Lansing, Long Island, Louisville, Lubbock, Memphis, Nashville, Omaha, Phoenix, Portland, Richmond, San Antonio, San Jose, Wichita Falls, and others. (Source: USC Thornton School of Music)