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: About the musicians / Your favorite piece from the concert / “Two Truths and a Lie” game about Ethel Smyth / The importance of gender equality in music

Musicians: Kimia Ghaderi (moderator), Ken Heinlein (Principal Tuba), Amy Glick (violin), Barbara O’Brien (Principal Flute)

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: About the musicians / Your favorite piece from the concert / How do you prepare for a performance

Musicians: Erica Snowden-Rodriguez (moderator), Tallie Brunfelt (Concertmaster), Meghan Guegold (Principal Horn)

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.

Mozart and Mahler

Saturday, January 18
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Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture | Wagner Tristan and Isolde Prelude | Mahler Symphony No. 5

Topics: TBD

Musicians: Kimia Ghaderi (moderator), Tom Park (horn), Kallen Bierly (violin), Brian Del Bianco (bass)

Mozart Requiem

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

Topics:  The evolution and history of the basset horn and trombone / Mozart’s use of those instruments in the Requiem

Musicians: Kimia Ghaderi (moderator), Amer Hasan (clarinet/basset horn), Tom Reed (clarinet/basset horn), John Gruber (trombone)

Appalachian Spring – Canceled

Saturday, March 28
(More info available here.)

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 – Canceled

Saturday, May 16
(More info available here.)

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.

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