Akron’s Tuesday Musical Features Rising Talents at E.J. Thomas Hall

Tue 1/22 @ 7:30PM

The upcoming concert presented by Akron’s long-running Tuesday Music series trains the spotlight on a couple of rising talents in the chamber music world.

American/Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, who is 39 and based in New York, has won numerous awards, released half a dozen albums (including one with his frequent performing partner Cleveland-bred cellist Alisa Weilerstein) and was Artist-in- Association with the New York Philharmonic from 2015-2018. Starting this year, he will be music director of the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest in California.

The Calidore String Quartet are relative babies in the world of string quartets where it’s not unusual for groups to have been together 50 years or more. They came together in 2010 in Los Angeles, hence their name. Currently, they are based in New York and have done many residencies and master classes at colleges, universities and conservatories. They recently released an album called Resilience featuring music by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Golijov and Janáček, written while the composers were facing personal challenges.

Tickets for the concert, taking place at the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall, are $25-$45, and free for students of any age. Some of the musicians will talk about their program at a 6:30 Concert Conversation.

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