History of the Symphony: 300 Years in 60 Minutes

The Hudson Library & Historical Society is pleased to offer the new Classical Music for Everyone series, a series of free concerts and educational programs designed to engage and education all ages on the form and history of Classical Music. In collaboration with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Library will host a yearlong series of concerts featuring Akron Symphony Orchestra players in trios and quartets performing music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century eras.

On September 25 at 7 p.m. the Library will welcome Christopher Wilkins, music director and conductor of the Akron Symphony Orchestra for History of the Symphony: 300 Years in 60 Minutes. Maestro Wilkins will lead a 45-minute listening tour of the history of the symphony. Symphonies are to classical music what novels are to creative writing: epic feature-length works. To fully appreciate Western music, it is best to start with the symphonies. Prepare to be astonished by 300 years of magnificent, gripping and deeply inspired music.

Wilkins became music director of the Akron Symphony in the fall of 2006. Since then the orchestra’s programming has reflected his strong interest in community-oriented projects. During his tenure he has made it a priority to develop partnerships with artists and organizations based in Northeast Ohio, and to develop educational programming for all ages.

All ages are welcome, but registration is required. For more information, please call the library at 330.653.6658, ext. 1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.

This series is sponsored by Peg’s Foundation, The Friends of the Hudson Library and the Perry L. Noe Endowment.

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