TalkBack

TalkBack

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will host a TalkBack series for the 2019-20 season. Join select musicians after every Classic Series concert for an informal conversation about music and life. These guided, casual and wide-ranging conversations will offer a look at the evening’s performance through the eyes of the musicians.

TalkBack sessions will be held in the lobby at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall approximately 15 minutes after the end of the concert. We look forward to seeing you after the performance.

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Saturday, September 21
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Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture | Mussorgsky Kovantchina: Dawn on the Moscow River | Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 | Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Topics: Stories from this week’s rehearsals / Unique uses of instrumentation and style in this week’s program / Remembering the first time you played “Tchaik 4” / Open Q&A

Musicians: Kimia Ghaderi (moderator), Amy Cave (Assistant Concertmaster), Ann Gilbert (Principal Bass), Cynthia Warren (Oboe/English Horn), Rob Kistler (Principal Percussion)

Symphonic Shakespeare

Saturday, October 19
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Smyth The Wreckers Overture | Shostakovich Hamlet Film Suite | Walton Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario

Topics: TBD

This concert is presented as part of our Stand Beside Her project where we will explore the music of six women composers/artists in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

The Four Seasons

Saturday, November 16
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Frank Coquetos | Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 | Haydn Symphony No. 95 | Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Topics: TBD

This concert is presented as part of our Stand Beside Her project where we will explore the music of six women composers/artists in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Mahler Fifth

Saturday, January 18
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Wagner Tristan and Isolde Prelude | Mahler Symphony No. 5

Topics: TBD

Mozart Requiem

Saturday, February 22
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Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 | Schubert Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” | Mozart Requiem

Topics: TBD

Appalachian Spring

Saturday, March 28
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Tower Made in America | Delius Appalachia | Copland Appalachian Spring | Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes

Topics: TBD

This concert is presented as part of our Stand Beside Her project where we will explore the music of six women composers/artists in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Symphonic Dances

Saturday, May 16
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Clyne Masquerade | Price Juba Dance & Finale (from Symphony No. 1) | Turina Danzas fantásticas | Newmaster Impressions of Cheonmachong (Korean Three Drum Dance) Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

Topics: TBD

This concert is presented as part of our Stand Beside Her project where we will explore the music of six women composers/artists in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.