Kulas Concert Series

The School of Music's signature series, supported by the Cleveland-based Kulas Foundation, showcasing stellar guest, faculty and student artists.

Call 330-972-8301 or e-mail concerts@uakron.edu for more information. 



 

Jingle Jazz

Jingle Jazz

Sunday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m.

EJ Thomas Hall

Celebrate the holidays with UA jazz students and faculty — including Jack Schantz and Joe Augustine. As a special treat, the program includes the UA Dance Company and Jazz Ensemble presenting "Grinched, Elfed, and Scrooged," a modern dance work choreographed by Tom Smith, set to the music of Ellington and Strayhorn, and inspired by Dr. Seuss' beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  

$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com


Hot SardinesHot Sardines

Friday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.

Stage Door at EJ Thomas Hall

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines. (We haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet.)

In a short time, the Hot Sardines have gone from their first gig – at a coffeeshop on the last Q train stop in Queens – to selling out Joe’s Pub 11 times in a year, headlining at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, and opening for the Bad Plus, Lulu Gainsbourg and French gypsy-jazz artist Zaz. Through it all they’ve become regulars at the Shanghai Mermaid speakeasy and turned The Standard, where they play regularly, into their own “saloon in the sky” (The Wall Street Journal) – complete with tap dancing on the bar – honing a live persona that’s been called “unforgettably wild” and “consistently electrifying” (Popmatters).

$20 general, $10 UA students. For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com


2cellos

2Cellos

Tuesday, Feb. 24 7:30 p.m.

EJ Thomas Hall

"...Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can't remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60's..."  Elton John

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.

$37 general, $19.50 UA students.  Reserved seating. For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com


MonsterPianos

MonsterPianos!

Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m.

EJ Thomas Hall

Grand pianos will fill the stage as massed pianists from the UA School of Music and community perform a mega-concert of classical music plus a few fun surprises. The big-screen PianoCam will put you right in the middle of the musical sights and sounds! Presented by the UA School of Music’s Kulas Concert Series.

$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com


Philip Thomson

The University of Akron Symphonic Band

with pianist Philip Thomson

Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

EJ Thomas Hall

Acclaimed faculty pianist Philip Thomson and the Symphonic Band will join to present Gershwin's timeless "Rhapsody in Blue," arranged specifically for wind ensemble and piano. Galen Karriker conducts. 

$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com