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. 


Orchid Ensemble

Sunday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m.

Orchid Ensemble

Guzzetta Recital Hall

Orchid Ensemble presents Road to Kashgar, exploring the rich cultural influences brought to China via the Silk Road, including "The Road to Kai-Feng," in tribute to UA's sister university in China.  Jonathan Bernard, percussion, Lan Tung, erhu, and Geleng Jiang, zheng, perform traditional and original works inspired by Persian, Indian and Centrial Asian music, as well as Jewish and Buddhist sacred melodies.  In collaboration with and part of the Confucius Institute's China Week.

$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard.


Al Bright Painter

"Painting Music"

Painter Al Bright and the Joe Augustine Trio

Stage Door at EJ Thomas Hall

Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

Don’t miss this dynamic evening as abstract artist Al Bright paints to the jazz of the Joe Augustine Trio. 

$20 general, $10 students.  Tickets go on sale Sept. 5.  For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com


Gaudete Brass Quintet

Sunday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.

Guzzetta Recital Hall

Gaudete Brass

Founded in 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet is devoted to presenting serious brass chamber music at the highest level of excellence and to encouraging worldwide appreciation of the art of brass chamber music. The quintet is committed to expanding the brass quintet repertoire by commissioning new works from modern composers as well as historically informed performances of Renaissance music. They have been featured on concert series, radio broadcasts and at universities throughout the country.

$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard.


Collage 2014

Collage 2014

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

EJ Thomas Hall

Don’t blink! Rapid musical thrills are the hallmark of Collage as performers appear and disappear throughout the concert hall.  This breathtaking, all-new concert showcases the best of the UA School of Music.

$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard.  Tickets go on sale Sept. 5.  For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com


 

Jingle Jazz

Jingle Jazz

plus Jazz Nutcracker with the UA Dance Company

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 performing Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn’s Jazz Nutcracker. Presented by the UA School of Music’s Kulas Concert Series, in collaboration with the UA Dance Program.

$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. Tickets go on sale Sept 5. For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com


Hot SardinesHot Sardines

Friday, Feb. 13, 7:30 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. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5.  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. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5. 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.  Tickets go on sale Sept. 5.  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.  Tickets go on sale Sept. 5.  For tickets and information, call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com

 

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