Sheherazade to open season on Sept. 29
The Akron Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Christopher Wilkins will open the 2018-19 season with Sheherazade on September 29 at 8 p.m.
The performance will take place at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
The evening will feature a trio of audience favorites, opening with Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien, a rich portrait of Italy inspired by the country’s folk music and street songs.
Guest pianist Angela Cheng, who is known for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty and superb musicianship, will be the featured guest artist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, the composer’s best-known concerto and one filled with delicate beauty.
The performance will close with Rimsky-Korsakov’s extravagant and picturesque tale of adventure, Sheherazade, with a solo violin performance by Amy Cave, the Orchestra’s assistant concertmaster.
A Preview from the Podium, featuring Maestro Wilkins discussing the evening’s program, will begin at 7 p.m.
Single tickets for Sheherazade start at just $25. Tickets are available online or by calling the Symphony Box Office at 330.535.8131. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert as long as seats are available.
E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is located at 198 Hill St. on the campus of The University of Akron. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.