Sat 1/18 @ 8PM
Valentine’s Day is a month away but love is already in the air for the Akron Symphony Orchestra. Their upcoming concert at E.J. Thomas Hall will look at “eternal love” in music.
First up is Mozart’s overture to his well-known, ebullient comic opera The Marriage of Figaro. That will be followed by a couple of more intense pieces: Richard Wagner’s prelude to the opera Tristan and Isolde, and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The symphony, which debuted in 1904, contains the Adagietto, which was written for his wife, Alma, whom he married in 1902. It features Akron Symphony horn player Tim Park in the Scherzo.
The concert will be preceded by “A Preview from the Podium” at 7pm featuring Akron Symphony music director Christopher Wilkins, and followed by a TalkBack with orchestra musicians.
Tickets are $25-$55.