The season’s opening concert features the world premiere of a composition by English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, commissioned to celebrate Emerson’s 40th anniversary.
With the world premiere, Akron comes before performances of the Turnage piece at Lincoln Center in New York City and Wigmore Hall in London — great company to be keeping!
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Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Emerson was one of the first quartets formed with two violinists alternating in the first chair position. In 2002, the quartet began to stand for most of its concerts, with the cellist seated on a riser. The arrival of Paul Watkins in 2013 has had a profound effect: his dedication and enthusiasm have infused the quartet with a warm, rich tone and a palpable joy in the collaborative process.
The Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: 30+ acclaimed recordings, 9 Grammys® (including 2 for Best Classical Album), 3 Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.
Eugene Drucker, violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello
Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m., presented by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Tickets & Membership
Tuesday Musical Association invites all students to attend its concerts at no cost! And, we offer bus transportation underwriting for groups of 20+ students.
Student Tickets Details
Complimentary Student Ticket Program
Tuesday Musical Association invites all students to attend its concerts at no cost. It’s easy through the ticket voucher program, supported by our generous donors. Here's how:
- Receive a ticket voucher through your school, a private music teacher, at the Student Ticket Table the night of the concert or the Tuesday Musical office at 330.761.3460.
- Or, download the form here.
- Redeem the voucher at the Student Ticket Table located in the EJ Thomas Hall Ticket Office Lobby on the night of the concert.
BONUS for parents/adult companions: If a parent/adult wants to purchase a reduced-priced companion seat, both the student and the adult should go to the Ticket Window nearest the Student Ticket Table to obtain both the free student ticket and purchase the adult ticket. Parent/adult companion tickets are $15.
Have a large group? Please call the Tuesday Musical at 330-761-3460 or e-mail us so we can process your tickets quickly and conveniently in advance.
Bus underwriting is available for groups of 20+ students. Please call the Tuesday Musical at 330-761-3460 or e-mail us.
Student Ticket Vouchers
Student ticket vouchers are available by clicking the link below.
Learn about the many benefits of joining Tuesday Musical, including reduced ticket prices, newsletter updates, ticket exchange, and more.
Our monthly membership programs offer afternoon and evening music concerts. The musicians are gifted professionals, among the finest in the region. Concerts are followed by dessert and opportunities to meet other music lovers. Click here to see details below.
Our monthly membership programs offer afternoon and evening musical performances. The musicians are gifted professionals, among the finest in the region. Concerts are followed by dessert and opportunities to meet other music lovers.
- Admission to monthly musical programs held at various venues
- Members may bring guests to most concerts.
- Opportunity to attend occasional private wine and hors d’oeuvre receptions on TMA concert nights at EJ Thomas Hall
- Listing in TMA’s member directory
- Ohio Federation of Music Clubs newsletter
Members help to:
- Sponsor the Brahms Allegro Junior Music Club
- Award scholarships to college music students
- Provide free concert tickets and bus support to students of all ages
How to Join:
Click here to request a membership form.
$75 annually (7/1 - 6/30) and be a Tuesday Musical subscriber
We invite you to join Tuesday Musical as a member. Please go to the link above to request the membership application. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the office at 330-761-3460 or email us at email@example.com.
TMA Membership’s 2016-2017 Concert Series
“Presenting the Region’s Finest”
2016-2017 Member Programs
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1 p.m.
Concert and Dessert Buffet
Cynthia Knight 's Guest House
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
Akron Art Museum
Guests welcome | Reservations required
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
Concordia at Sumner
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
Holiday Program featuring the Firestone High School Madrigal Singers
Stan Hywet Manor and Guest House
Members only | Reservations required | Limited to 100 members and spouses
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 1 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
Sheraton Suites — Cuyahoga Falls
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 1 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
Reservations required | Limited seating
Tuesday, April 11, 207, 1 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
First Congregational Church
Sunday, May 21, 2017 — time TBD
2017 Scholarship Winners Concert
Fairlawn West United Church of Christ (tentative)
Members, guests and public welcome | Reservations please
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 11 a.m.
Annual Meeting and Refreshments
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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Seating Guide Details
EJ Thomas Hall Seating Guide
Rows A-O, Orchestra
Rows P-Q, Orchestra
Rows A-F, Grand Tier
Rows G-L, Grand Tier
About EJ Thomas Hall
EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, built as an outstanding performing arts complex and cultural center by The University of Akron and a group of dedicated community leaders, is a wonderful asset for our region.
About EJ Thomas Hall Details
E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, built by The University of Akron and a group of dedicated community leaders, is an outstanding performing arts complex and cultural center. From its first season in 1973, the Hall has exceeded expectations and grown in stature as a cultural and community center for northern Ohio.
Located on the corner of University Avenue and Hill Street on The University of Akron’s campus in downtown Akron, EJ Thomas Hall also serves as home to Tuesday Musical Association, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and Children’s Concert Society. For further information on EJ Thomas Hall log on to www.ejthomashall.com.
Building EJ Thomas
Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall opened in October 1973 to rave reviews from the critics. Occupying three acres on the western edge of the campus of The University of Akron adjacent to downtown, this $13.9 million facility is owned and operated by The University of Akron for the use by students and faculty of The University and by community and civic organizations active in the performing arts.
The Hall was named in honor of Edwin J. Thomas, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, long-time member of The University’s Board of Trustees and a leading driving force for community progress for more than a half century.
Designing For Sound
Architects Caudill, Rowlett and Scott of Houston, and Dalton, Van Dijk, Johnson and Partners of Cleveland were approached by The University to create an overall design which has resulted in one of the world’s finest multi-purpose halls in terms of design, acoustics and creative mechanisms. Theatre consultant Dr. George Izenour of Yale University and acoustician Dr. Vern Knudsen of The University of California, Los Angeles, were instrumental in the planning and development of the movable ceiling in order to regulate the volume, manipulate the acoustics and alter the physical dimensions of the main hall.
This three-level auditorium, featuring continental seating, has a seating capacity of 2,955. One of the focal points of the building is the movable 44-ton ceiling which can close off either the Flying Balcony or both the Flying Balcony and Grand Tier creating a one, two or three level auditorium.
Located in Goodrich Lobby and weighing in excess of 40 tons are the 27 chrome Witzman Counterweights which balance the ceiling in the house and are computer controlled. The configuration of the counterweights determines the position of the ceiling in the house. The entire transformation takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The theatre has the ability of being used in its legitimate theatre capacity or converted into a symphony hall with the erection of an orchestra shell.
Special Needs & Disclaimers
Tuesday Musical does its best to provide parking and accesible facilities for the handicapped. Please review our notifications on special needs as well as our disclaimers regarding showtimes.
Special Needs & Disclaimers Details
Accessible Seating E. J. Thomas Hall has Orchestra and Grand Tier level seating for patrons in wheelchairs or patrons with special needs. Adjacent seating for a companion is also available in both areas. To make reservations, call the Ticket Office at (330) 972-7570.
Handicapped Parking There are a limited number of handicap parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Thomas Hall parking deck and Lot # 26 and 27. There is a $5.00 charge for parking. A valid permit must be displayed.
Accessible Restrooms Located at the bottom of both ramps on both sides of the building.
Hearing Impaired Individuals can obtain a special listening device, available at the information desk in the McCormick Lobby.
Large Print Program Books Available upon request. A one-week advance notice is required.
SMOKE FREE E. J. Thomas Hall is a smoke-free building. Smoking areas are located outside the building.
CAMERAS, RECORDING EQUIPMENT, CELLULAR PHONES AND PAGERS These devices are prohibited. You may take the devices back to your car, check them at coat check in Robertson Lobby (EJ) or check them with the Head Usher at the information counter.
SEATING LATECOMERS Please note the curtain time printed on your tickets, as performances begin promptly. In consideration of others, latecomers will be seated at a suitable pause in the program. This includes patrons who leave the auditorium before or during a selection. Patrons will be re-seated after the completion of that selection.
INTERMISSION Intermissions are 20 minutes in length. The flashing of the lobby lights is your signal to return to your seat for the start of the performance. Latecomers will be seated at proper intervals.
CONCERT CONCLUSION Members of the audience who wish to leave before the conclusion of the performance are asked to do so only between selections as not to disturb others.
REFUNDS Tuesday Musical does not issue any refunds. Programs subject to change.