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New season unveiled

Jul 9, 2018

News Release — Tuesday Musical — July 9, 2018

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Jarrod Hartzler, Executive and Artistic Director,
Cyndee Snider, Director of Development and Communications,

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Akron, OH, July 9, 2018 —Tuesday Musical has unveiled its 2018-19 concert season, with two series featuring acclaimed musicians from around the world.

The Canadian Brass, a musical ghost story based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, and a celebration of Leonard Bernstein create Tuesday Musical's three-concert Fuze series in 2018-19.

Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy, tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Calidore String Quartet with Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan are part of the six-concert MainStage series.

On sale now at and 330-761-3460, subscriptions are $220 and $190 for MainStage and $110 and $95 for Fuze. Tickets-on-Demand packages of four or five tickets, useable for both series, are also available.

First-time subscribers to MainStage save 50 percent on subscriptions, and all subscription packages provide significant savings on single-ticket prices.

Single-concert tickets for both series go on sale Aug. 10 for $45, $40 and $25. Student tickets are free for all Tuesday Musical concerts.

Executive and Artistic Director Jarrod Hartzler explains that Tuesday Musical’s new logo, a globe patterned with music notes, illustrates the organization’s focus on bringing the world’s best music and musicians to Akron and Northeast Ohio.

In addition to presenting world-class musicians, Tuesday Musical takes nearly all of its musicians beyond the concert stage into schools and other venues throughout Northeast Ohio. “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,” says Hartzler, noting that last season, these programs reached more than 5,000 people of all ages.

Marking 131 years as an anchor arts organization in Northeast Ohio, Tuesday Musical opens its 2018-19 MainStage series on Sept. 11 with South Korean pianist and Steinway Artist Joyce Yang, praised by the New York Times for her “vivid and beautiful playing.”

Tuesday Musical’s 2018-19 MainStage series also features Les Violons du Roy with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo on Oct. 16, Calidore String Quartet with pianist Inon Barnatan on Jan. 22, 2019, tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens on Feb. 12, a “Russian Mastery” program by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on March 12, and the Escher String Quartet on March 28.

A highlight of the Escher program is the world premiere of a new work by Andrew Norman, for which Tuesday Musical is the lead commissioner. Norman’s credits include commissions for Emanuel Ax, Jeffrey Kahane and the LA Philharmonic and collaborations with Jeremy Denk, Jennifer Koh, and the London Symphony.

Tuesday Musical’s 2018-19 Fuze series opens with “The Tell-Tale Heart” on Nov. 3. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, composer-pianist Gregg Kallor — newly named as Tuesday Musical’s first composer-in-residence — has created a musical ghost story for Halloween. Cellist Joshua Roman, Kallor, and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will seek to silence the “beating of the hideous heart” for this Akron performanceFuze continues with the Canadian Brass Holiday Concert on Dec. 4 and “For Lenny,” a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, with pianist Lara Downes on April 18.

The 7:30 p.m. concerts are at Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, except the Canadian Brass holiday concert at the Akron Civic Theatre on Dec. 4. MainStage concerts feature illuminating Concert Conversations at 6:30 p.m.