Tuesday Musical – Akron Concert Series – March 25 and April 20 Concerts

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Emanuel Ax PIANO


Edgar Meyer BASS

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Tuesday Musical 2021

Worth the wait Dear friends,


elcome back! We are delighted to see you this evening. Understandably, many aspects of Tuesday Musical’s 2021 Akron Concert Series are different from past seasons. You’ve already experienced some of the changes: We’re prioritizing our collective well-being with ticket guarantees, socially distanced seating, no intermissions, no bar in the lobby, and other stringent safety protocols. Yet, the most important aspect endures: Together, we’re again sharing and celebrating our love of great live music. Thank you for embracing Tuesday Musical’s mission of bringing powerful music and inspiring musicians to stages, schools, workplaces, and other venues throughout our community. We couldn’t do it without you. With gratitude,

Cynthia Snider, executive director

More to come! We’re looking forward to seeing you back here at EJ Thomas Hall for the three concerts remaining in Tuesday Musical’s 2021 Akron Concert Series. Clarinetist Anthony McGill and Pacifica Quartet Tuesday, May 4 Pacifica has won nearly every top award in chamber music with a reputation for luscious virtuosity and edge-of-your-seat exuberance. Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic — that orchestra’s first African-American principal player — and maintains a dynamic international solo and chamber music career. Sphinx Wednesday, May 26 Featuring top Black and Latinx musicians from around the country, Sphinx is coming to Akron with a compelling and timely program. During the past few months, Sphinx musicians have been collaborating with students at Firestone High School on an art project and in February they participated in our free Music Careers Webinar for students and teachers throughout Ohio. Chanticleer Tuesday, July 27 Chanticleer’s seamless blend of 12 male voices shines with Renaissance to jazz, gospel to new music. If social distancing and other health protocols allow, we’ll all enjoy a reception after the concert! 3

The Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert Endowment Fund


uesday Musical Association appreciates your continued support of The Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert Endowment Fund. This fund •gives a lasting voice to Margaret’s objective of presenting the world’s greatest pianists in Akron. It also helps maintain the legacy that this extraordinary woman left for us to remember. Barbara Ainsworth-Porter Ronald & Ann Allan Moshe Amitay & Judy Levin Tom & Nancy Anderson Anonymous Marion Goetz Aron Eleanor & Richard Aron Mark Auburn Sue & Christopher Bancroft Lee and Floy Barthel Earl & Judy Baxtresser Jeanne Baxtresser & David Carroll Robert Baxtresser Suzanne Baxtresser & Steven Wangh George Bellassai Jeanette & John Bertsch Jan Bird Ginny Black Sue & Pete Birgeles Mary & Dave Brown Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment/ Akron Community Foundation Alan & Sara Burky Elizabeth Butler Alfred S. Cavaretta Sarah Church Joyce Clark Cynthia Maglione Coleman Lydia Colopy Mr. & Mrs. Nicolas Constantinidis Carole Cordray-Syracuse George Curley Rita Czarnecki Jane Davenport Mary Davenport Jerry Davidson David & Katharine DeBolt David & Judith DeShon Mary Di Donato Marjorie Donahue & Robert Roach Dave & Susan Dudas Dennis & Karen Dunn Carolyn & Jerry Durway Hope Everhart David & Roberta Ewbank Denis & Barbara Feld Lois & Harvey Flanders Richard & Eleanor Freeman Thomas Friedman Marlene Mancini Frost Laura Lee Garfinkel Candace Gatewood Diana F. Gayer Stephen T. & Mary Ann Griebling 4

Mary Lynne Grove Elaine Guregian & Dale Dong Toshie Haga Bruce & Joy Hagelin Bart & Jeannie Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hancock DuWayne & Dorothy Hansen Karin Harvey Jean Hauser Dan T. Hayes Marcianne Herr Harriet & Herb Herskowitz Patti Hester Linda Hohenfeld Monica (Niki) Houghton Kathryn E. Hug Kathryn M. Hunter Margaret W. & David M. Hunter Mary Ann Jackson Constance C. Jenkins Jerry & Helen Jenkins Scott & Linda Johnston Phyllis R. Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Katz Ardith & Bill Keck David W. Kellogg Jon & Martha Kelly Cynthia Knight Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Koosed Mr. Louis Lane Laurie Lashbrook Diane Lazzerini Lehner Family Foundation Peter & Dorothy Lepp Larry & Shirley Levey Michelle and Richard V. Levin Marian Lott Martha Klein Lottman Richard & Leslie Lund Barbara MacGregor Orlene Makinson Eugene Mancini Roberta & Stan Marks Charitable Foundation Sanford & Eleonora Marovitz Gloria Massa Diane Mather Claire McJunkin Virginia Mead Dodi S. & Claude Meade David & Anita Meeker Eileen L. Meeker & Chris Houghton Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mercer Lynn & Ed Metzger Emmett & Alice Monroe

Charles & Elizabeth Nelson Dianne & Herbert Newman Wm. Max Nonnamaker Louwana S. Oliva OMNOVA Solutions Foundation Bob & Marge Palmieri Ruth Papini Reinhard & Mary Petrich Alice H. Phillips George S. Pope Madeleine Pringle John H. & Carol E. Ramey Susan Ramsdell E. G. Sue Reitz Sally & David Riede Nan & John Riemenschneider Corrinne & Donald Rohrbacher Phyllis Ronald Beverly M. Rose Lola M. Rothmann Bernadette Blount Salley Anne M. Schellin Mary Schiller Brent & Nathalina Schloneger Theresa Dye Schoettler Arthur & Jean Schooley Grace Reginald Scott Walt & Donna Scott Geraldine & Nadine Shank Dr. C.M. & Barbara Shearer Betty Sloan Sandra & Richey Smith Margo Snider & Rick Butler Mrs. Jimmy Rogers Snoga Louise & Al Spaulding R. Thomas & Meg Harris Stanton Mary Jo Stasell Kenneth F. Swanson, M.D. James Switzer & Gretchen Laatsch Mr. & Mrs. Russell Tinkham Dr. & Mrs. LeRoy Tunnell Lewis H. & Charlotte E. Walker Paul & Gwyn Wallace Lee Wallach Ann Waters Walter & Barbara Watson Virginia B. Wojno-Forney Jerry Wong Janet Wright Mary Alice & David Wyatt Zeta Omicron Chapter of Delta Omicron Mayumi & Christopher Ziegler John & Kathleen Zizka

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Akron Concert Series

EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall—The University of Akron Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

at EJ Thomas Hall

Emanuel Ax, piano Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert

Frédéric Chopin 1810-1849

2 Nocturnes, op. 55 Polonaise Fantasie, op. 61 3 Mazurkas, op. 56 Barcarolle, op. 60 Nocturne in E, op. 62 no. 2 Scherzo no. 4, op. 54

Mr. Ax performs this evening on Tuesday Musical’s Three Graces Steinway D Piano, made possible through the generosity of Lucinda Weiss. Our program includes musical insights by acclaimed concert pianist Caroline Oltmanns. Dr. Oltmanns is an International Steinway Artist, Fulbright Scholar, and professor at Youngstown State University. Generous support for this performance and related education/community engagement activities comes from donors to The Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert Endowment Fund and from the Gertrude F. Orr Trust Advised Fund of Akron Community Foundation, as well as from other foundations, individuals, and businesses listed in this program. Exclusive management for Mr. Ax: Opus 3 Artists.

Among Tuesday Musical’s generous season supporters: Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, Key Bank, Trustee Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Foundation Welty Family Foundation


The Artist

Emanuel Ax, piano


orn in modern day Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. Mr. Ax made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and in 1974 won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, followed four years later by the Avery Fisher Prize. Highlights of the 2019/20 season included a European summer festivals tour with the Vienna Philharmonic and long-time collaborative partner Bernard Haitink, an Asian tour with the London Symphony and Sir Simon Rattle, U.S. concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Lahav Shani, in addition to three concerts with regular partners Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall in March 2020. Additional recitals and orchestral appearances last spring were postponed due to Covid-19 and like many artists around the world, Mr. Ax responded to these unprecedented circumstances creatively. He hosted “The Legacy of Great Pianists,” part of the online Live with Carnegie Hall highlighting legendary pianists who have performed at Carnegie Hall. Last September, he joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a series 6

of surprise pop-up concerts for essential workers in multiple venues throughout the Berkshires community. With orchestra he can be heard in Houston, Baltimore, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal and Philadelphia. In Europe he can be heard with orchestras in London, Frankfurt and Rotterdam. Mr. Ax has been a Sony Classical exclusive recording artist since 1987, his most recent being Brahms Trios with Yo-Yo Ma and Leonidas Kavakos. He has received GRAMMY® Awards for the second and third volumes of his cycle of Haydn’s piano sonatas. He has also made a series of Grammy-winning recordings with cellist Yo-Yo Ma of the Beethoven and Brahms sonatas for cello and piano. In the 2004/05 season Mr. Ax contributed to an International EMMY® AwardWinning BBC documentary commemorating the Holocaust that aired on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In 2013, Mr. Ax’s recording Variations received the Echo Klassik Award for Solo Recording of the Year (19th Century Music/Piano). Mr. Ax is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates of music from Skidmore College, Yale University, and Columbia University. For more information about Mr. Ax, please visit www.EmanuelAx.com. tuesdaymusical.org ■ 330.761.3460

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Akron Concert Series

EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall—The University of Akron Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

at EJ Thomas Hall

Edgar Meyer, double bass

J.S. Bach Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 1685 -1750 Prelude Allemande Courante Sarabande Menuet I Menuet II Gigue

Edgar Meyer b. I960

Work in Progress for unaccompanied double bass

Work in Progress was commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson, the Savannah Music Festival, and San Francisco Performances, and funded by a generous grant from Linda and Stuart Nelson.

This evening’s performance will conclude with selections announced from the stage. Mr. Meyer appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.

Among Tuesday Musical’s generous season supporters: Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, Key Bank, Trustee Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust Gertrude F. Orr Trust Advised Fund of Akron Community Foundation Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Foundation Welty Family Foundation


The Artist

Photo by Jim McGuire

Edgar Meyer, bassist and composer


n demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument,” Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002. As a solo classical bassist, Mr. Meyer can be heard on a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff featuring Bottesini and Meyer concertos both alone and with Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell. He has also recorded an album featuring three of Bach’s Unaccompanied Suites for Cello. Mr. Meyer was honored with his fifth GRAMMY® Award in 2015 for Best Contemporary Instrumental album for his 10

Bass & Mandolin collaboration with Chris Thile. As a composer, Mr. Meyer has carved out a remarkable and unique niche in the musical world. His music has been premiered and recorded by Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Hilary Hahn, and the Emerson String Quartet, among others. Collaborations are a central part of Mr. Meyer’s work. He has been and remains a member of numerous groups whose members include Chris Thile, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Mark O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Mike Marshall, and Amy Dorfman, among others. Mr. Meyer began studying bass at the age of five under the instruction of his father and continued further study with Stuart Sankey. In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. tuesdaymusical.org ■ 330.761.3460

Program Notes Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 J.S. Bach


ach’s six cello suites were written by a non-cellist — “the first non-cellist composer to give the cello its first big break as a lead actor,” writes musicologist Ann Wittstruck. Bach drew on Baroque social dances for the form of the pieces, which increase in complexity as they go. The prelude is looser, with arpeggios circling around an open bass note that gives the first half “gravitas.” As the piece shifts away to the dominant D major, then to “cloudy” diminished and minor chords, its mood shifts too; within simple harmonies play a complex of emotional tensions. Its second half wanders through an improvisatory, dissonant passage on its way back to D major. Bach’s Prelude resonates deeply in a fragmented world. It’s a piece that acknowledges dissonance and disorder even as it surrounds them with the joyful, stylized movements of social dances. Music critic Wilfrid Mellers described Bach’s cello suites as “monophonic music wherein a man has created a dance of God.” But they were not recognized by his contemporaries with such high praise. Composed “just before Bach moved to Leipzig,” leading Bach scholar Chritoph Wolff writes, “the cello suites, now musical and emotional touchstones, were little known until the 1900s. It was thought, even by some who knew

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of them, that they were merely études, nothing you’d want to perform in public.” Little did they know! Enter Pablo Casals, who revived and recorded the cello suites in the early 20th century. The suites have since been performed and recorded by many renowned cellists and have been transcribed for numerous other instruments; they are considered some of Bach’s greatest musical achievements.

Work in Progress Edgar Meyer


have wanted for a while to compose a piece for unaccompanied bass that is different than other pieces that I have written before. I wanted to attempt a larger form and language that is slightly more complex than I have used in shorter pieces or that I could improvise. Although I have not finished this piece, there is enough written to be able topresent a working version. This current version has opening and closing movements thatare complete for the moment. In between them there will be 1 or 2 movements yet to bewritten that may or may not include the second movement that I will use tonight, and the outer movements may end up modified somewhat in reaction to whatever happens with the middle movements or just to correct existing flaws. In the meantime, I am excited to present a “Work in Progress.” — Edgar Meyer


Support: Individuals


e gratefully acknowledge all donors this season. Thank you for helping Tuesday Musical continue to inspire current and future generations of music lovers. This list includes this season’s donors who have given at least $200 as of March 1, 2021. Director $5,000+ Ann Allan Hope Everhart Cynthia Knight Paul and Linda Liesem Michael and Lori Mucha Corrine and Donald Rohrbacher Tim and Jenny Smucker Fred and Elizabeth Specht Darwin Steele Kenneth Taylor Linda and Jim Venner Luinda Weiss — “Three Graces Piano” Benefactor $1,500 to $4,999 Earl and Judy Baxtresser Bruce and Joy Hagelin DuWayne and Dottie Hansen Linda Hohenfeld David and Margaret Hunter James and Maureen Kovach Peter and Dorothy Lepp Marianne Miller Charles and Elizabeth Nelson Patrick Reilly Richard and Alita Rogers Patricia Sargent Kenneth Shafer Larry and Cynthia Snider Sustainer $700 to $1,499 Ann Amer Brennan Eleanor and Richard Aron Lee and Floy Barthel Rob and Alyssa Briggs Alfred Cavaretta Sally Childs Kittie B. Clarke Frank C. Comunale Thomas and Mary Lynn Crowley Barbara Eaton Barbara and Denis Feld Paul Filon Robert and Beverley Fischer Sue Gillman Teresa and Ted Good Joseph Kanfer Lawrence B. Levey Mike Magee Anita Meeker Natalie Miahky Dianne and Herb Newman George Pope Mark and Claire Purdy 12

Lola Rothmann Dr. Pamela Rupert Peter and Nanette Ryerson Thomas and Meg Stanton Elizabeth and Michael Taipale Carol Vandenberg John Vander Kooi Patron $400 to $699 Mark and Sandy Auburn John Bertsch William P. Blair III Ann Amer Brennan Joann Collier Harloe and Harriet Cutler John Dalton Denis and Barbara Feld Lois and Harvey Flanders Sharon Gandee Louise and Jim Harvey Loren Hoch Susan and Allen Kallor Mark and Barbara MacGregor Landon Nyako and Dallas Moore Stanley and Roberta Marks Earla Patterson Alan and Marjorie Poorman Paula Rabinowitz Roger Read and Sally Miller Elizabeth Rusnak Donald Schmid and Rosemary Reyman Jean Schooley Richard Shirey and Jim Helmuth Sandra and Richey Smith Annaliese Soros Jennifer and Jeff Stenroos Donor $200 to $399 Beth Amer Cornelia Aro John and Kathleen Arther Jack and Bonnie Barber Carmen and David Beasley Cheryl Boigegrain Guy and Debra Bordo Sara J. Buck Sara and Alan Burky Amielie Cajka Frank Communale Robert and Susan Conrad William and Rebecca Considine Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Croft Gary Devault

Roger and Ann Edwards Rosemarie George Barbara and John Gillette Mark Greer Elaine Guregian Jarrod Hartzler Michael T. Hayes Walt and Gwen Heeney Patti Hester John and Suzanne Hetrick Mike and Betty Howell Gary and Maureen Iler Moneeb Iqbal Mary Ann Jackson Mark and Karla Jenkins Greer Kabb-Langkamp Susan Kruder George and Mary Leuca III Tom and Cheryl Lyon Bill and Sally Manby Marjorie Magee JoAnn Marcinkoski John and Margaret McBride James and Mary Messerly Jim and Patty Milan Georgia and Gary Miller Richard Morrow Paul and Alicia Mucha Alfred and Judy Nicely Annette Nicoloff and Kristine Mikolajczyk Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh Sandra and Ben Rexroad Kathy Rose Beverly Rose Ed and Maureen Russell John Schambach Anne Marie Schellin Rachel Schneider Richard and Susan Schrop Betty and Joel Siegfried Margo Snider Doris and James St. Clair Mary Jane Stanchina Peter and Linda Tilgner Brooks and Dina Toliver Susan and Reid Wagstaff Kathleen Walker Jorene Whitney Jamie Wilding and Caroline Oltmanns Christopher Wilkins Shirley Workman Terry and Susan Yingling Douglas D. Zook Jr. tuesdaymusical.org ■ 330.761.3460

Support: Memorials & Tributes

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These generous donors have chosen to honor special people in meaningful ways. List as of March 1, 2021. In memory of Anne Alexander Barbara and Denis Feld Bob and Beverley Fischer Jarrod Hartzler

Bruce and Joy Hagelin Cynthia Knight Martha Kaltenbach Mark and Barbara MacGregor

In memory of Margaret Baxtresser Lee and Floy Barthel Judy and Eral Baxtresser

In memory of Laura Lee Garfinkle Mark and Sandy Auburn Barbara and Denis Feld

In memory of Leonora Bee Mark and Sandy Auburn

In memory of Stephen Griebling James and Linda Beck Bruce and Joy Hagelin

In honor of Judi and Jerry Brenner Anita Meeker In memory of Marian Caddick Harold and Pat Anderson Mark and Sandy Auburn Roberta DePompei Terry and Sue Rasor Greenhalgh Jarrod Hartzler In memory of Kathryn Carcione Joel and Betty Siegfried In memory of Jerry Davidson Bobbie Eaton Barbara and Denis Feld Bruce and Joy Hagelin Jarrod Hartzler Peter and Dorothy Lepp Mark and Barbara MacGregor Natalie Miahky In memory of Bill Eaton Doris St. Clair

In honor of Joy and Bruce Hagelin Anita Meeker Elizabeth Sandwick In memory of William Kingsbury Anonymous Doris and James St. Clair Bobbie Eaton Barbara and Denis Feld Bruce and Joy Hagelin Natalie Miahky In memory of Eugene Mancini Toshie Haga In honor of Anita Meeker Elizabeth Sandwick In memory of Rusty Miller Barbara and Denis Feld Jarrod Hartzler

In memory of Hope Everhart Peter and Dorothy Lepp

In memory of Bob Neidert Barbara and Denis Feld Bruce and Joy Hagelin Jarrod Hartzler Patricia Jones-Neal Natalie Miahky Shirley Workman

In memory of Wanda L. Fair Kittie B. Clarke

In memory of Donald Reid Bruce and Joy Hagelin

In honor of Bob Fischer Dan Ginis

In memory of Patrick Reilly Mark and Sandy Auburn Judi and Jerry Brenner Bobbie Eaton Barbara and Denis Feld Bob and Beverly Fischer

In honor of Bobbie Eaton Judi and Jerry Brenner

In memory of David Fisher Barbara and Denis Feld Ted and Teresa Good

Jarrod Hartzler Natalie Miahky In memory of Sue Reitz Barbara and Denis Feld Bob and Beverley Fischer Jarrod Hartzler Peter and Dorothy Lepp Natalie Miahky In memory of Lola Rothmann Akron-Canton Stage Employees – Local 48 Mark and Sandy Auburn Ann Amer Brennan Soloman Cokes and Pamela Rothmann Barbara and Denis Feld Bob and Beverley Fischer Teresa and Ted Good Jarrod Hartzler Rose Heintz Ruth Hunt Cynthia Knight Richard Morrow Alfred and Judy Nicely Elizabeth Rusnak Tom and Sue Stewart Lily Wallach Abe and Nancy Zaidan In honor of Lola Rothmann’s birthday Becky Ryba In honor of Cynthia Snider Mark and Sandy Auburn In memory of Roy and Marian Tunnell Bruce and Joy Hagelin In honor of Madeline Whittum Dr. Lawrence and Harriet Richmond In memory of Doyle Wingard Natalie Miahky


Support: Foundations, Businesses, Government Through their vital support, these organizations help to sustain Tuesday Musical and the arts throughout our region. List as of March 1, 2021. $25,000+ CARES Act GAR Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Ohio Arts Council $10,000 to $24,999 Community Fund—Arts & Culture of the Akron Community Foundation C. Colmery Gibson Polsky Fund of Akron Community Foundation Kulas Foundation John A. McAlonan Fund of Akron Community Foundation Gertrude F. Orr Trust Advised Fund of Akron Community Foundation Peg’s Foundation Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999 The Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, KeyBank, Trustee Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Foundation Welty Family Foundation $1,000 to $4,999 Arts Midwest Touring Fund KeyBank Foundation Lehner Family Foundation Beatrice K. McDowell Family Fund Laura R. and Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation OMNOVA Solutions Foundation Sisler McFawn Foundation

$200 to $999 KeyBank Foundation Community Leadership Fund W. Paul Mills and Thora J. Mills Memorial Foundation Maynard Family Foundation Business Partners Tuesday Musical thanks these businesses for their financial support. As our partners, they are investing in the community where their customers, employees, and families live, learn and work.

The McCarron Group

Thank you, Business Partners! We are delighted to welcome The McCarron Group and Baird Financial Advisors as Tuesday Musical’s newest Business Partners.

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The McCarron Group – Robert McCarron Sr. and Robert McCarron Jr. – offer retirement planning, education planning, and investment management. In 2010 they joined Baird, which offers private wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity services through its offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. All of Tuesday Musical’s Business Partners help us share world-class music on stages, in schools, and throughout our community. Through their generous support, they are investing in the region where their clients and employees live and work. Is your business interested in connecting with well-educated and sophisticated arts supporters and community leaders throughout Greater Akron and Northeast Ohio? To discuss options and opportunities, please contact Cynthia Snider, executive director of Tuesday Musical, at (330) 761-3460 or csnider@tuesdaymusical.org. tuesdaymusical.org ■ 330.761.3460

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2020-2021 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President Linda Liesem

Vice President/President Elect George Pope

Treasurer Paul Mucha Secretary Marianne Miller Governance Committee Chair Magdalena McClure

Committee Chairs Artistic Planning Cynthia Snider Brahms Allegro Jennifer Stenroos

Development Charles Nelson Finance Paul Mucha

Hospitality Bobbie Eaton

Membership Fred Specht

Member Programs Stanislav Golovin

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Donations enable Tuesday Musical to share the world’s best music and musicians throughout our community. Are you — and perhaps a few of your friends — interested in funding a specific budget item? Perhaps in honor of a friend or family member? (Unrestricted gifts for our general operating fund are always welcome, too!) Wish List: ●  Fuel for performers (concert snacks!): $55 per concert ●  Street banners in downtown Akron: $125 each ●  Paper stock for concert tickets: $225 for a case ●  Facebook advertising: $250 per concert ●  Underwrite the cost of one bus for a school group to attend a concert: $300 ●  Concert promo postcard, printing and mailing: $400 per concert ●  Concert Conversation in EJ’s Flying Balcony: $400 per concert ●  Sponsor a post-concert reception with the guest artist(s): $1,500 ●  Sponsor a concert: starting at $10,000 ●  Endow and name a scholarship: starting at $13,000 Generous Wish Granters (thank you!): ●  Jim and Maureen Kovach: One season of tuning and maintenance for our Three Graces Steinway D Grand Piano: $2,000 ●  Anonymous: One street banner in downtown Akron: $125 For more information, please contact Cynthia Snider at 330-761-3460 or csnider@tuesdaymusical.org. Tuesday Musical is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are fully deductible as provided by law.

In our hearts We have all been shaken by COVID. Friends and family members have been lost, lives and livelihoods have been upended, normalcy has been redefined. Our hearts — and music — reach out to you with care and comfort. Tuesday Musical is a family. If we can help in any way, please reach out to us.

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Pacifica plus one

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Sphinx Virtuosi MAY 26

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