George Pope receives national award
George Pope, who served as principal flute for the Akron Symphony Orchestra from 1978 through 2002, is the 2018 recipient of the National Flute Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
AYS selects Jason Zhang as Concerto winner
Jason Zhang, a freshman at Hudson High School, joined the Akron Youth Symphony in eighth grade as a violinist.
AYS selects Miriam Koby as Concerto winner
Miriam Koby has been playing violin for eight years, and is actively involved in performances, including solo, chamber, and orchestra, throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond.
AYS selects Meredith Gallagher as Concerto winner
Meredith Gallagher is a sophomore at Cuyahoga Falls High School, and she has been a member of the Akron Youth Symphony for three years.
ASO Music Educator Award Nominations Now Open
The annual Akron Symphony Orchestra Music Educator of the Year Award honors a teacher from a five-county area.
Akron Symphony Orchestra announces 2018-19 season
The schedule will feature West Side Story in Concert, the return of guest conductor Benjamin Zander, and compositions that explore the boundaries of space and the depths of the ocean.
Concerts for Kids Musical Zoo to feature Magical Theatre, Akron Zoo
Our popular Concerts for Kids series returns in May with a performance entitled Musical Zoo.
ASO welcomes soprano Katherine Swift as guest soloist on March 23
Katherine Swift, a University of Akron graduate, will perform during Vaughan Williams’ Sinfonia antartica.
Akron Symphony continues to make headlines
The start of 2018 has been a busy - but exciting - two months at the Akron Symphony Orchestra as we continue to make headlines.
Link Up program surpasses 100 orchestra partners worldwide
Created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the innovative program enters its fourth season in Akron.
ASO Community Dialogues Planned for 2018
Join the Akron Symphony for a series of Community Dialogues in 2018.
Support the Akron Symphony on Giving Tuesday
We invite you to support the Akron Symphony on Giving Tuesday
ASO to welcome pianist Gabriela Martinez on Jan. 20
Versatile, daring, and insightful, young Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages.
ASO to welcome Daniel Hege as guest conductor on Jan. 20
The Akron Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome Daniel Hege as guest conductor for Brahms Second Symphony on Jan. 20, 2018.
Tommy Tallarico to lead Video Games Live performance
As one of the most successful video game composers in history, Tommy Tallarico has helped revolutionize the gaming world.
Emmanuel Fratianni to guest conduct Video Games Live
Emmanuel Fratianni's scores for video games have been performed by some of the finest orchestras in the world
Musician Profile: Rob Kistler
Rob Kistler, Principal Percussion, recently sat down for a Q&A on life as a professional musician.
ASO selects Steven Cocchiola as Music Educator of the Year
The Akron Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that Steven Cocchiola is the first recipient of the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s Music Educator of the Year Award.
ASO to welcome cellist Tony Rymer on opening night
The Akron Symphony Orchestra will open the 2017-18 season with a concert featuring guest cellist Tony Rymer.
Musician Profile: Ken Heinlein
Ken Heinlein, Principal Tuba, recently sat down for a Q&A on life as a professional musician.
ASO After Parties at Jilly's Music Room
ASO and Jilly's Music Room have teamed up for a series of After Parties this season.
ASO releases mobile app for iOS and Android
The Akron Symphony Orchestra has released a mobile app in time for the 2017-18 performance season.
Musician Profile: Amy Cave
Amy Cave, Assistant Concertmaster, recently sat down for a Q&A on life as a professional musician.
ASO appoints Tallie Brunfelt as Concertmaster
The Akron Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Christopher Wilkins are pleased to announce the appointment of Tallie Brunfelt as Concertmaster.
Musician Profile: Christopher Graham
Christopher Graham, Principal Trombone, recently sat down for a Q&A on life as a professional musician.
The Story of a Paper Man
Composer Harrison Collins found his muse for The Paper Man in the most unexpected place.
Summer Concert Q&A with Maestro Wilkins
What makes our summer concerts unique? Maestro Wilkins explains in this Q&A.
Tracy Dowe named a GAMA Trustee
The Greater Akron Musical Association Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Tracy Dowe to the board.
Quinnie Lane named a GAMA Trustee
The Greater Akron Musical Association Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Quinnie Lane to the board.
Charles Myricks Jr. named a GAMA Trustee
The Greater Akron Musical Association Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Charles Myricks Jr. to the board.
Renee Pipitone named a GAMA Trustee
The Greater Akron Musical Association Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Renée Pipitone to the board.
Noriko Wilson named a GAMA Trustee
The Greater Akron Musical Association Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Noriko Wilson to the board.
ASO, Salvation Army partner for the Final Blow
The Salvation Army will collect used musical instruments for students at the July 23 Akron Symphony performance at Hardesty Park.
ASO to open Summer Concert Series on July 4
Join the Akron Symphony for our free Summer Concert Series.
Akron Symphony Chorus to hold auditions
The Akron Symphony Chorus will hold auditions beginning in August.
ASO to present Northeast Ohio debut of Video Games Live
Video Games Live will make its NE Ohio debut as the Akron Symphony brings the popular event to town on Oct. 28.
AYS selects Concerto Competition winner
Congratulations to Ayaka Coffman, the 2017 winner of the Akron Youth Symphony’s Concerto Competition.
ASO Announces Music Educator Award
The Akron Symphony Orchestra Music Educator of the Year Award will honor a teacher from a five-county area.
ASO 2017-18 season filled with visual delight
The 2017-18 season will delight audiences as we present celebrated works and the Northeast Ohio debut of Video Games Live.
Akron Symphony Orchestra to perform Link Up Concert for Akron-area students
The Akron Symphony Orchestra will welcome more than 3,500 Akron-area students on March 21 for The Orchestra Rocks.
Remembering an influential presence
The Akron Symphony Orchestra lost an influential member of the family when Ann Lane Gates passed away on Feb. 5.
Engineering an Electric Current
Eric Benjamin, Music Director of the Akron Youth Symphony, will speak at the monthly meeting of the West Akron Kiwanis on Feb. 28.
A Musical Partnership
As part of its commitment to enhance musical education, musicians from the Akron Symphony Orchestra are working with students in Rich Eder’s class at Akron North High School.
West Akron Kiwanis fund Red Chair
The West Akron Kiwanis made a $5,000 donation to the Akron Symphony Orchestra to fund a Red Chair for the assistant conductor position.
Crescendo raises $6,000 to support ASO
The Akron Symphony Guild’s annual Crescendo style show and silent auction was a success as the guild raised approximately $6,000.
A Longing for Freedom
The Rev. Charles Myricks Jr. feels something stirring in the water and he wants to share that feeling with everyone.
Chorus looking to inspire and impress
The Akron Symphony Chorus is prepared for a busy season that kicks off on Nov. 18.
A performance of sights and sounds
Multimedia artist Nicholas Bardonnay wants to make a concert a visual experience.