Conductor-less, Grammy-more

Working without a conductor, Orpheus has revolutionized how audiences think about classical music and orchestral leadership.

Now the Grammy-winning ensemble takes the EJ stage with violinist Augustin Hadelich, who last year won his own Grammy.

Hadelich plays on a 1723 Ex-Kiesewetter Stradivarius, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

  • Irving Fine’s Serious Song, Lament for String Orchestra
  • Franz Schubert’s Rondo in A major, D. 438 for Violin and Strings
  • Franz Joseph Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C major, Hob. Vlla:1
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings — written back-to-back with the 1812 Overture, the composer regarded the Serenade as one of his finest works, but merely tolerated his booming Overture

Get engaged: pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.

For $25 tickets, please contact the Tuesday Musical office at 330-761-3460.

Tickets & Membership

Student Tickets

Tuesday Musical Association invites all students to attend our concerts at no cost! And, we offer bus underwriting for groups of 20+ students.

Student Tickets Details

Free tickets for students

Tuesday Musical Association invites all students to attend our concerts at no cost. It’s easy through our Ticket Program, supported by generous donors. Here's how:

  1. 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.
  2. Or, download the form here.
  3. 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.


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 refreshments and opportunities to meet other music lovers. Click here to see details below.

Membership Details

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 refreshments and opportunities to meet other music lovers. 

Member Benefits:

  • Admission to monthly musical programs held at various venues
  • Members may bring guests to most meetings.
  • Opportunity to attend occasional private wine and hors d’oeuvre receptions on TM concert nights at EJ Thomas Hall
  • Listing in TM’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.

Membership Requirements:

$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

Tuesday Musical
2017-2018 Members Programs

* To reserve, please contact JoAnn Marcinkoski at 330-699-9438 or by e-mail here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
Concert and Desserts
Cynthia Knight
's Guest House
Reservations required.*

Wednesday, October 25, 1 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
Akron Art Museum
Guests welcome. | Reservations requested.

Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. (note new date)
Concert and Refreshments
Stan Hywet Hall
Reservations required.*

Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m. (note new time)
Concert and Refreshments
Akron Women's City Club
Guests welcome.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 1 p.m.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church,  3415 W. Market St., Akron
Concert and Refreshments 
Guests welcome.

Tuesday, March 20, 2 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
Sheraton Suites — Cuyahoga Falls
Guests welcome.

Sunday, April 10, 1 p.m.
Concert and Refreshments
Steinway Hall — 334 Hines Hill Rd., Boston Heights.

Sunday, May 20, 2:30 p.m.
2018 Scholarship Winners Concert
Faith Lutheran Church, 2726 West Market St., Akron
Members, guests and the public welcome.

Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m.
Annual Meeting and Refreshments
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

* To reserve, please contact Cyndee Snider at 330-761-3460 or by e-mail here.

Concert Guide

Seating Guide

Find your way around EJ Thomas Hall and identify where your seats are.

Seating Guide Details

EJ Thomas Hall Seating Guide

Section I
Rows A-O, Orchestra

Section II
Rows P-Q, Orchestra

Section III
Rows A-F, Grand Tier

Section IV
Rows G-L, Grand Tier

Virtual Seating Chart for EJ Thomas Hall.

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

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  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  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  Accessible Restrooms Located at the bottom of both ramps on both sides of the building.

Help for the Hearing Impaired  Hearing Impaired Individuals can obtain a special listening device, available at the information desk in the McCormick Lobby.

Large Print Programs  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.