ASO to offer free tickets to furloughed government employees

The Akron Symphony Orchestra is giving away tickets to its January 19 concert to furloughed federal employees.

The concert will be at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. In order to receive two free tickets, present your government ID at the E.J. Thomas Hall Box Office on the night of the concert. Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“The Northeast Ohio community has always supported us, and Saturday’s concert is a nice opportunity for us to repay that support,” said Thomas Moore, director of marketing for the orchestra. “Classical music has been shown to reduce stress and increase happiness, which is something that everyone can use.”

The concert will feature the Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Benjamin Zander for Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, along with a piano concerto from guest pianist Alexander Korsantia.