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The 2022–23 line-up is a smorgasbord of musical styles. By broadening the usual orchestral palette, these programs offer a greater range of expression, more opportunities for storytelling, and a heightened sense of discovery. A telling irony is that much of the aesthetic diversity comes from a single country: America. Several works examine the idea of Americanness through the contrasting perspectives of their composers.

Some of the American pieces ought to be included in the “orchestral canon,” but aren’t: music by Ellington, Price, Bonds, Still, and Perry. We offer them alongside generous offerings from the undeniable greats: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler—his epic Third Symphony! But judge for yourself… shouldn’t we expand what we consider to be “standard rep”?

The best way not to miss a note is to become a season subscriber. Patrons who subscribe enjoy steep discounts on a full season of concerts, guaranteed seats, a 10 percent discount on additional single ticket purchases, and a flexible ticket exchange program. 

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Note: If you would like to add prepaid parking to your subscription, please email Ticket Services Manager Sharon Smith at ssmith@akronsymphony.org.

All concerts take place at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of The University of Akron.

Some of the American pieces ought to be included in the “orchestral canon,” but aren’t: music by Ellington, Price, Bonds, Still, and Perry. We offer them alongside generous offerings from the undeniable greats: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler—his epic Third Symphony! But judge for yourself… shouldn’t we expand what we consider to be “standard rep”?

The Classic Series includes:

September 24 at 7:30 pm
American Fanfare
John Gruber, trombone

Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Florence Price Andante moderato
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Moccasin Game
William Grant Still Symphony No. 2 “Song of a New Race”
George Walker Trombone Concerto
George Gershwin An American in Paris

 

October 15 at 7:30 pm
Pastoral Symphony
with projections of works by Norman Rockwell and original animations by Amber Kempthorn*
Stella Sung Rockwell Reflections
Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”
* Knight Arts Challenge Winner

 

November 12 at 7:30 pm
Ellington’s Nutcracker & The Ballad of the Brown King
Louise Toppin, soprano
Akron Symphony Chorus
Members of Gospel Meets Symphony Choir

Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances No. 2
Margaret Bonds The Ballad of the Brown King (A Christmas Cantata)
Julia Perry Fragments from the Letters of Saint Catherine
Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky)

 

January 14 at 7:30 pm
For Justice and Peace
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

 

February 25 at 7:30 pm
Global Circus
Featuring Syrian refugees of the Sirkhane Social Circus School in a film by Pinar Demiral and projected artwork by Milad Yousufi

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart Turkish March
Kareem Roustom Dabke
Georges Bizet L’Arlésienne (excerpts from the original version)
Milad Yousufi Freedom
Sahba Aminikia Circus Play
Alberto Ginastera Variaciones concertantes

 

April 15 at 7:30 pm
Mahler Third
Women of the Akron Symphony Chorus
Children’s Choir

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 3

 

May 13 at 7:30 pm
Brahms Requiem
Akron Symphony Chorus
Brian Keith Johnson, baritone

Timothy Adams Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad*
* a premiere performance (commissioning consortium)
Johannes Brahms A German Requiem

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Additional information

Subscription Type

A (Upper), A (Lower), B (Upper), B (Lower), C

The best way not to miss a note is to become a season subscriber. Patrons who subscribe enjoy steep discounts on a full season of concerts, guaranteed seats, a 10 percent discount on additional single ticket purchases, and a flexible ticket exchange program. 

Note: If you would like to add prepaid parking to your subscription, please email Ticket Services Manager Sharon Smith at ssmith@akronsymphony.org

All concerts take place at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of The University of Akron.