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Tuesday Musical unveils 2019-20 season

Aug 28, 2019

Tuesday Musical’s 2019-20 concert season features two series spanning classical, jazz, movies and dance.

A highlight of the six-concert MainStage series is violinist Joshua Bell and the world-renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Akron’s EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

The program includes Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, with a first-movement ending hailed as one of the greatest climaxes in classical music.

MainStage opens Tuesday, Sept. 24, with Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux in a duo concert with violinist Adam Barnett-Hart. Also on the MainStage series are “October Octets” with the Dover and Escher string quartets on Wednesday, Oct. 30; Fei-Fei for Tuesday Musical’s Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert on Thursday, Nov. 21; violinist Augustin Hadelich and the Canton Symphony on Saturday, March 21; and Junction Trio featuring pianist Conrad Tao, violinist Stefan Jackiw and cellist Jay Campbell on Tuesday, April 14.

Five of the MainStage concerts are at EJ Thomas Hall. The March 21 concert with Augustin Hadelich and the Canton Symphony is at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall in Canton.

The three-concert Fuze series opens Thursday, Oct. 10, at EJ Thomas Hall with "Akron Legends of Jazz & Dance." Tuesday Musical is partnering with Verb Ballets and the Chamber Music Society of Ohio (CMSO) to celebrate two Akron arts legends: jazz pianist/composer Pat Pace and Ohio Ballet founder/choreographer Heinz Poll.

That program features Pace’s “Excursions,” first premiered by Akron-based Ohio Ballet in 1982. An ensemble of musicians will perform the original score. They include and are being organized by flutist George Pope, a member of the original “Excursions” ensemble and CMSO co-founder.

Verb will also perform Poll’s “Rococo Variations” in the original costumes, marking the piece’s first performance since Ohio Ballet closed following Poll’s passing in 2006.

The second Fuze concert features Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero improvising as the audience watches Charlie Chaplin’s “The Immigrant,” his most famous silent short film, on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Fuze series finale features singer Ann Hampton Callaway with “Jazz Goes to the Movies” on Wednesday, April 22. Both of those Fuze concerts are at EJ Thomas Hall’s intimate Stage Door, where the audience shares the stage with the performers in a club-style setting.

All concerts in both series begin at 7:30 p.m. and most will feature Concert Conversations with the musicians and bar at 6:30 p.m. in EJ’s Flying Balcony Club. Subscribers are invited to a reception with the musicians following the concert in Canton.

On sale now, subscriptions are $220 and $190 for MainStage and $110 for Fuze. Flexible Quartet and Quintet packages of four or five tickets, useable for both series, are also available.

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

Single-concert tickets are also on sale for $45, $40 and $25 for MainStage and $45 for Fuze. Student tickets are free for all Tuesday Musical concerts.

Details at 330-761-3460 and www.tuesdaymusical.org.