Kulas Concert Series
The School of Music's signature series, supported by the Cleveland-based Kulas Foundation, showcasing stellar guest, faculty and student artists.
$12 general admission, $6 non-UA students. All UA students are admitted free with ZipCard. Special pricing for Bobby McFerrin. Call 330-972-8301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 11, 12, 13
Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m.
Menotti's "The Medium"
Sullivan's "Cox and Box"
Guzzetta Recital Hall
The UA School of Music presents two works - a thriller and a comedy - in one exciting opera production directed by Frank Ward.
magic, deception, insanity and murder haunt "The Medium," Gian Carlo Menotti's 1946 tragic thriller, as Madame Flora discovers forces beyond her control.
"Cox and Box," Arthur Sullivan's first successful comic opera before teaming up with Gilbert, revolves around a landlord renting the same room to two lodgers: one working days and one working nights.
$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. Open seating.
Note: "The Medium" is for mature audiences due to violent subject matter.
Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Bobby McFerrin "Spirit You All"
E.J. Thomas Hall
“There is something almost superhuman about the range and technique of Bobby McFerrin,” says Newsweek. “He sounds, by turns, like a blackbird, a Martian, an operatic soprano, a small child, and a bebop trumpet.”
Bobby McFerrin is an eternal seeker, always defying the music industry's practical impulse to pigeonhole artists. His diversity and range are incomparable. Drawing on all genres, demonstrating matchless improvisational skills and an ability to create new vocabularies on the fly, he never fails to dazzle. Yet his music is always accessible and inviting. What is most telling about the journey through his YouTube entries are the comments from fans old and new. "Beautiful-there's no other word to describe this music," said one viewer, while another employed some 30-plus adjectives all meant to convey joy and wonderment. "He is the Johann Sebastian Bach and the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart of today!" wrote yet another, impressed by Bobby's endless creativity. Perhaps the statement that sums it up best is this one: "Bobby McFerrin makes me happy!" Join McFerrin for an unforgettable evening of innovation, inspiration and audience participation.
$45, $35. No discounts available. Reserved seating. Call the EJ Thomas Hall ticket office at 330-972-7570 for tickets.
Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Michael Chertok and The University of Akron Symphony Orchestra
Movie Music Memories
E.J. Thomas Hall
Like popcorn and salt, movies and music go together. Enjoy an evening of memorable movie themes performed by renowned pianist Michael Chertok and the UA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Guy Bordo.