Akron Symphony Orchestra Tickets
The Akron Symphony Orchestra is a classical music big band from the area of Greater Akron. They have been performing as a formal institution for over 60 years now and have become singlehandedly responsible for the spread of musical knowledge in their town. It is a generally known fact that they are nothing short of perfect and that the orchestra is consisted of some of the most versatile musicians in the entire state. As a group, they not only play music, but they train other aspiring young artists as well. They have made themselves responsible for diversifying the lifestyle of their city, and enhance its culture by giving it artistic value. Both their musical contributions and their social endeavors are governed by a party known as the “Greater Akron Musical Association” or GAMA. This party organizes concerts by the orchestra from time to time to educate people on the subject of classical music so that they would develop an appreciation for it. Budding musicians are especially encouraged to get Akron Symphony Orchestra tickets so they can be inspired by the people who do it best.
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- Akron Symphony Orchestra: Benjamin Zander - Beethoven Symphony No. 9, E. J. Thomas Hall tickets for 01/21 08:00 PM E. J. Thomas Hall
- Sat Jan 21 2017
- Akron Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky's The Firebird, E. J. Thomas Hall tickets for 02/10 08:00 PM E. J. Thomas Hall
- Fri Feb 10 2017
- Akron Symphony Orchestra: Neos Dance Theatre, E. J. Thomas Hall tickets for 03/17 08:00 PM E. J. Thomas Hall
- Fri Mar 17 2017
One reason why the symphony orchestra has thrived over the years is because they have a management that sees eye to eye with them. GAMA has been working towards the preservation of music for a very long time. They believe that in order to provide an environment to the society that brings quality to life and gives everyone a chance to be subjected to good music, there needs to be organizations like the Akron Symphony Orchestra. They are often joined by youth choirs and choruses that are directed especially towards the young budding minds. In this way, they are working on the community from the root up. Popular music and radio hits aside, the people of Akron would have a better understanding of music and where it came from which would make way for many potential composers, singers, instrumentalists and musicians.
The orchestra first began playing as a group in 1949 when their original founding member found himself with $500 worth of award money. He used this money to put together some of the most talents musicians he could find in the area. Up until this point, the city had no classical orchestra. As far as they knew, there were no such high culture events taking place—no ballets or operas or big band concerts. Thus, Mabel Lamborn Graham began to raise funds along with many other people who shared his views. They worked mostly as volunteers, never expecting a reward. It took them nearly three years to collect a suitable amount of money that could sustain a complete professional orchestra. Finally, the group made its debut at the 1952 concert amidst a crowd of critics, other composers and those with a sound knowledge in classical music.
Whenever the symphony orchestra plays in its Classical Series, it always includes some guest conductors who fly from all over the world to play for it. They also invite soloists from the entire country who are regional celebrities at most if not national stars.
Currently, the orchestra’s conductor is Christopher Wilkins who also serves as the musical director. He has been leading the group since 2006 and is a major reason why community work at Akron has revived. He not only takes his place on the platform to guide the orchestra, he has made sure that as the face of the institution he designs programs which are suitable for people of every age. He has also helped the company form partnerships with artists that could contribute to them. He was successful in forming collaborations with the city’s public library, with the historical society, the biggest high school, the museum and many more that are always willing to provide funds when required.
He came to the orchestra with plenty of prior experience. He was the conductor at two other symphonies as well—the one at Colorado Springs and the other at San Antonio. He also has experience with setting up choruses and putting together musicians that are most suitable. He has also won many awards for his work. He has studied music thoroughly as well—he holds a Masters degree in music from an Ivy League school, Yale.
The symphony will be carrying out more demonstration and holding formal concerts all of this month. Those interested in attending the shows and listening to the local talent can buy Akron Symphony Orchestra tickets.