“A collaborative approach to programming is not unusual” at the Akron Symphony Orchestra, reads an unsigned Tuesday (6/7) article in Stow Sentry (Kent, Ohio). But, says Paul Jarrett, executive director of the ASO, “ ‘This season takes that approach to a completely new level.’ … Partnerships include Tuesday Musical, [which] is co-producing a … concert with the ASO featuring Sō Percussion along with a performance of The Planets by Holst…. Neos Dance Theatre will create original choreography showcasing professional dancers alongside street dancers … in a concert featuring Northeast Ohio-based composer Clint Needham’s Urban Sprawl and Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat ballet…. The ASO will perform Stravinsky’s The Firebird in partnership with Alchemy, an Akron organization devoted to the development of urban adolescent males through mentoring and the analysis of mythological stories. The season will conclude with … Mendelssohn’s Elijah, featuring the Akron Symphony Chorus, Summit Choral Society, and the University of Akron Choruses…. The ASO will join Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Nov. 4 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park System in a program featuring soaring panoramic imagery of the parks on 440-square-foot screens.” Christopher Wilkins is the Akron Symphony’s music director.
Posted June 8, 2016