For classical music presenters, everything has been different for the 2020-2021 season, one begun with the hope that the pandemic would be under control by the fall. That clearly didn’t happen, and as a result, organizations made different accommodations whether it was to provide expanded broadcast content like the Cleveland Orchestra, offer an all-virtual season like Les Delices or the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, or to attempt a hybrid model of live/streamed concerts as Apollo’s Fire initially did (they’ve fallen back to all virtual performances for the time being).
Now Akron’s Tuesday Musical has just announced its 133rd season concert series from E.J. Thomas Hall, for which they say “stringent safety protocols, flexible attendance options, and concert cancellation protection are guaranteed for subscribers.” Because seating is limited, they are currently selling only subscription tickets ($184 for five concerts), valid through next season if concerts must be cancelled or a subscriber has health concerns; single concert tickets will be available later if they’re still available.
The five concerts intended for the full season were all shifted to the spring and reimagined. The series debuts on Thursday March 4 with bassist Edgar Meyer playing a solo concert displaying the full range of his musical expertise from classical music to bluegrass. The season continues with internationally noted pianist Emanuel Ax on March 25, men’s a cappella group Chanticleer on April 20, New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill on May 4, and Black/Hispanic ensemble Sphinx Virtuosi on May 26.
For more information and tickets, go to tuesdaymusical.org.