Composer Clarice Assad and trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden introduce a work co-commissioned by the ASO, based on paintings by surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie. The evening takes inspiration from folk song and popular music, in Higdon’s "Reel Time" to American folk traditions at the heart of Montgomery’s "Strum." Tchaikovsky echoes of Mozart and Brahms in "Souvenir de Florence" but in his own deeply personal voice.
Tchaikovsky & Bowden
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
Jessie Montgomery Strum
Clarice Assad Bohemian Queen: Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra
Jennifer Higdon Reel Time
Julia Perry Prelude for Strings
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Composer Clarice Assad and trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden—two of classical music’s brightest young stars—introduce a work co-commissioned by the ASO, based on paintings by surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie, and the parties she threw for some of jazz’s greatest legends. The evening takes inspiration from folk song and popular music, from Appalachian-style fiddling in Jennifer Higdon’s Reel Time to American folk traditions at the heart of Jessie Montgomery’s Strum. Tchaikovsky was always restored by Italy’s climate, cuisine, and legendary art. In Souvenir de Florence, he recalls that most artistic Italian city through echoes of Mozart and Brahms, but in his own deeply personal voice.
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.
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