Serenade for Strings - Akron Symphony Orchestra
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Serenade for Strings

January 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Masterworks of the Baroque and Romantic eras, along with compelling recent work. The young, charismatic Xavier Foley composed his double concerto as a personal plea for equal justice in America.

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Serenade for Strings


January 14, 2023
7:30 pm
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E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron, OH 44325 United States
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One of the most charismatic performers to emerge in the last decade, Xavier Foley composed his double concerto as a vehicle for two virtuoso performers, and as a personal plea for equal justice in America. Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto transforms the usual 4-part texture of a string orchestra and divides it into 10 independent parts, creating dazzling textures of interlacing lines. Tchaikovsky’s string serenade stands as the pinnacle of string orchestra writing in the Romantic age: passionate, lush, dazzling.

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Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Eunice Kim, violin
Xavier Foley, double bass
Members of the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir

S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Julia Perry Pastoral
Xavier Foley Double Concerto “For Justice and Peace”
Giovanni Bottesini Double Bass Concerto No. 2
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

Listen to a preview on Spotify.

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.

Single tickets go on sale August 1.



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