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bringing the world’s best music to Akron and NE Ohio

tm Dear friends, Have you noticed Tuesday Musical’s new logo? A globe patterned with music notes, the logo illustrates our focus on bringing the world’s best music to Akron and Northeast Ohio. This ambitious focus has made Tuesday Musical an anchor arts organization in Akron and one of the oldest and most-respected organizations of our kind in the United States. Global greats in our series over the past 130 years have included Vladimir Horowitz, Imani Winds, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, Marilyn Horne, James Galway, Jascha Heifetz, Renée Fleming, Augustin Hadelich, So Percussion, Vienna Boys Choir, Wynton Marsalis, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and so many more. Just as important, our vibrant Education and Community Engagement Programs expand access to world-class musicians for students and adults throughout the region— inspiring current and future generations of music lovers. Last season alone, these educational programs reached more than 5,000 people of all ages. This season, expect more great music and musicians from around the world: Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy and Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens, Calidore String Quartet, a “Russian Mastery” program, Canadian Brass, and more. We are thrilled to share uniquely commissioned new music by our inaugural composerin-residence, Gregg Kallor, and also Andrew Norman who is writing a piece for the Escher String Quartet to premiere here — before it premieres at London’s Wigmore Hall and elsewhere. We are committed to programming that is artistically excellent and significant, and we’re looking forward to sharing more of the world’s best with you!

Jarrod Hartzler Executive and Artistic Director Expect great music!


tm MAINSTAGE series Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Joyce Yang E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert South Korean pianist Joyce Yang is captivating audiences around the world with “vivid and beautiful playing” (New York Times) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice). She recently received her first Grammy nomination for Franck, Kurtág, Previn & Schumann, recorded with longtime duet partner Augustin Hadelich (he’s the violinist who brought Tuesday Musical’s audience to its feet multiple times last March). Ms. Yang is a Steinway Artist, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist (that year’s youngest performer) and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. This season-opening concert is the perfect showcase for her colorful musical personality. Illuminating Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m.

Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

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MAINSTAGE series Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

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Les Violons du Roy with Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

Quebec’s favorite Taking its name from the renowned string orchestras of the French kings, Les Violons du Roy is at the heart of the music scenes in Montreal and Quebec City, where it has been in residence at the Palais Montcalm since 2007. Often using copies of period bows, Les Violons du Roy specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra. This concert spans works from Handel to Glass. Musical America exclaims about countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo: “This was not just perfectly laced vocalism, it was edge-of-your-seat drama, the kind of high-voltage, high-register male singing that comes once in a generation.” Illuminating Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m.

Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460


tm MAINSTAGE series Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Calidore String Quartet with Inon Barnatan, piano E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violins Jeremy Berry, viola Estelle Choi, cello

International headlines Making international headlines by winning the $100,000 grand prize of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition — the largest prize for chamber music in the world — Calidore is one of today’s most in-demand young chamber ensembles. Adding to its growing prestige: Calidore is the winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan, “one of the most-admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times), is the New York Philharmonic’s first artist-in-association and will become music director of the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest starting in 2019. Illuminating Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m. Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460


MAINSTAGE series Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor Eric Owens, bass-baritone

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E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

Vocal heights and depths Two international superstars and good friends join forces for a special duo concert ranging from opera to spirituals. The Chicago Tribune observed that their Lyric Opera performance “had the assembled opera aficionados and newbies all but dancing in the aisles.” From premiering a song cycle centered around black male experiences in America to performing on the stages of the world’s leading opera companies, Lawrence Brownlee has ushered in “a new golden age of high male voices” (New York Times). A Youngstown native, he’s also a champion for autism awareness. Bass-baritone Eric Owens — called an “American marvel” by the Chicago Sun-Times — has created an uncommon niche for himself in the ever-growing body of contemporary opera works. In 2017, Musical America named him its Vocalist of the Year.

Photo: Dario Acosta

Illuminating Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m.

Lawrence Brownlee

Eric Owens

Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460


tm MAINSTAGE series Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

Wu Han, piano Arnaud Sussmann and Alexander Sitkovetsky, violins Matthew Lipman, viola Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Russian mastery Incredible pianist, composer and professor Sergey Taneyev (1856-1915) is one of the most exciting discoveries for all who love Russian music. Taneyev’s epic Piano Quintet — just now emerging into the mainstream of the most popular chamber music — anchors this program that affirms the composer’s mastery through the genius of his students Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff and reveals Taneyev’s roots in the music of his mentor Tchaikovsky. • • • •

Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher for Violin and Piano, Op. 42 Prokofiev: Sonata in C major for Two Violins, Op. 56 Taneyev: Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 30

Illuminating Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m.

Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460


MAINSTAGE series Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

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Escher String Quartet E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

World premiere With Tuesday Musical as the lead commissioner, Andrew Norman is composing a new quartet for Escher. You can hear its world premiere on Akron’s EJ stage before audiences at Wigmore Hall in London, Lincoln Center and the Aspen Music Festival. Escher and Tuesday Musical are in stellar company: Norman recently finished piano concertos for Emanuel Ax and Jeffrey Kahane, with upcoming projects including a symphony for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and collaborations with Jeremy Denk, Jennifer Koh, the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony. Based in New York City and possessing an international reputation, Escher is Tuesday Musical’s quartet-in-residence and a favorite of our audiences. Joining them for this concert is new member Danbi Um. Illuminating Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m.

Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460

Photo: Jessa Anderson

Adam Barnett-Hart, violin Danbi Um, violin Pierre Lapointe, viola Brook Speltz, cello


tm FUZE series Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Tell-Tale Heart E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

Joshua Roman

Jennifer Johnson Cano

Gregg Kallor

Musical ghost story Composer-pianist Gregg Kallor, Tuesday Musical’s inaugural composer-in-residence, has created a creepy musical tale inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story. Perfect for Halloween, hear Kallor with cellist Joshua Roman and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as they seek to silence the “beating of the hideous heart.” Orchestra level seating only for this performance.

The tell-tale Heart Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460


FUZE series

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Ring in the holidays

Photo: MB Daellenback & Ravinda Singh

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Canadian Brass Akron Civic Theatre The world’s most famous brass group is coming to Akron. Tuba legend Chuck Daellenbach created Canadian Brass in 1970 to elevate the art of the brass quintet with spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun — but never at the expense of the music. Ring in the holidays with these sneaker-wearing virtuosos: Daellenbach, Caleb Hudson and Chris Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Jeff Nelsen (horn).

Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460

tuesday musical’s 130th anniversary Photo: Bo Huan


tm FUZE series Thursday, April 18, 2019

For Lenny, a Celebration with Lara Downes E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron

Celebrating the magic of Leonard Bernstein

For Lenny celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. Lenny was a game changer and a rule breaker. Pianist Lara Downes shares the incomparable impact he had on American music. “Everything that he did he did absolutely from the heart.” Lara Downes is among the foremost American pianists of her generation and dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of American music for diverse audiences. Welcome Lara back to Akron for this special performance. This concert features a new work composed by Gregg Kallor, Tuesday Musical’s composer-in-residence. Orchestra level seating only for this performance. Prime-seat subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 10: $25 | $40 | $45 | free for all students

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ENGAGING our community

Throughout NE Ohio, Tuesday Musical expands access to the world’s best music and musicians.

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Benefitting students and adults with innovative programs Education and Community Engagement Every season, TM’s guest artists also teach, perform and inspire during multi-day visits to K-12 schools, universities, libraries, retirement communities, workplace venues, and more. Quartet-in-Residence The acclaimed Escher String Quartet visits 3-4 times each season to work closely with students, perform, and share the gift of music throughout our region. Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program Recognizing our commitment to arts education, TM has been chosen to join this prestigious and powerful program. Together with schools and teachers, we work to increase the artistic literacy of young people. Monthly Members’ Gatherings Expand your arts community and join Tuesday Musical. Enjoy short afternoon performances by talented local and regional musicians, followed by refreshments and opportunities to socialize with other music lovers.. Brahms Allegro TM’s junior music club encourages young members to develop their skills, perform for their peers, and compete in regional competitions.


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ENGAGING our community

Inspiring current and future generations of music lovers Annual Scholarship Competition Hailed as the best of its kind in Ohio, the competition awards more than $25,000 each year to help college and university students prepare for careers as music educators and performers. Decompression Chamber As an antidote to workplace stress, our Decompression Chamber brings free concerts to hospitals, factories, government offices, social service agencies, and other high-pressure environments throughout Akron. “We bring great music to stages, schools, hospitals, libraries – anywhere music enriches learning and lives.� - Jarrod Hartzler

Executive and Artistic Director

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