Upcoming Events

February 1st 2020 Akron Symphony Orchestra

8pm, E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, OH, USA


Akron Symphony Orchestra with Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”

Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra and E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in a special Collaboration Series as we present Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” on February 1 at 8 p.m.

For more than three decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy Award-winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken Hotel California to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting.

Each concert presents a showcase of the Eagles megahits, including Take it Easy, Heartache Tonight and, of course, Hotel California, as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh.

The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music is as powerful as it is captivating. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience Grammy Award-winning sounds … relax it’s time to check into the Hotel California.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Note: Akron Symphony Orchestra vouchers and Flex Subscriptions may not be redeemed for this performance.

February 14th, 2020, Kent State University Orchestra

7.30pm Cartwright Theatre, Kent State University, OH, USA

Assistant Conductor to Jungho Kim

Arturo Márquez, Danzon No. 2

Franz Liszt, Totentanz for piano and orchestra

Featuring Gréta Pásztor

 Pierre-Max Dubois, Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra |

Featuring Eric Vasquez

Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird Suite


February 22nd, Akron Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

8pm, E.J.Thomas Hall, Akron, OH, USA

Chorus Director

Three towering works standing on the cusp of the Romantic age. Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 encapsulates the themes of his opera: anguish, liberation, love and joy. Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem were both left incomplete at their deaths, without explanation. They have cast spells over every subsequent generation, sharing dark mysteries through their lyric beauty.

Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Gabrielle Haigh, soprano
Melisa Bonetti, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Culver, tenor
Brian Keith Johnson, baritone
Akron Symphony Chorus
Karen Ní Bhroin, Assistant Chorus Director

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Schubert Symphony No. 8 “Unifinished”
Mozart Requiem

March 8th, 2020, Kent State University Orchestra

3pm, Cartwright Theatre, Kent State, OH, USA

Conductors Karen Ní Bhroin, Victoria Petrak and Jungho Kim

Lescaut,  Intermezzo

Liszt, Les Prelude 

Ravel, Mother Goose Suite 

Verdi, Prelude to La Traviata

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade (1st Mvt)

April 19th 2020, 8pm

Kent Student Center Ballroom, Kent, OH, USA

Conductors Karen Ní Bhroin, Victoria Petrak and Jungho Kim

Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

Beethoven, Overture to Coriolan 

Tchaikovsky, Pas de deux from The Nutcracker

Verdi, Prelude to La Traviata

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade 1st Mvt 

 Rossini, William Tell Overture 

Suppé, Morning Noon and Night in Vienna 

Bernstien, Candide Overture  


April 26th 2020

Kent State University Orchestra and Choirs

3pm, Cartwright Theatre, Kent State University, OH, USA

Assistant Conductor to Jungho Kim and Scott McPherson

The KSU Orchestra and Combined Choirs conclude the 2019-2020 season on Sun., Apr. 26 at 3 p.m. with a concert commemorating the tragic events of May 4, 1970. They will feature “Song of Jubilation” by Andrew Rindfleisch, “Ave verum corpus” by Mozart and Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini. Joining the orchestra will be the Kent Chorus, Kent Chorale, Cantique, Coro Cantare and the Kent State Salem Campus Communiversity Choir. This concert will be conducted by Dr. Scott MacPherson, Kent State’s Director of Choral Studies.