Gospel Meets Symphony returns to The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas hall for its 19th annual performance on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. For one night only, the Akron Symphony’s 200-voice Gospel Meets Symphony Choir fuses with the full Akron Symphony Orchestra to perform gospel and classical music.
Gospel Meets Symphony is considered Akron’s premiere collaborative concert, bringing the greater Akron community together for an evening of inspiration and celebration under the direction of the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor Maestro Christopher Wilkins. Gospel Meets Symphony also features appearances by special guests The LeGrair Brothers. Chorus Master Jennifer Mekel Jones will lead the choir.
“Gospel is all about good news. Symphony brings musical genius to life. Each can stand alone, but it's pure magic to see them come together,” said Jones. “This year we will tell the stories and breathe new perspective into old tradition. It's all about a promise, and I assure you won’t be able to stay in your seat.”
Join the Akron Symphony for Gospel Meets Symphony Feb. 25 and experience a performance that was enjoyed by millions of viewers nationwide on PBS in 2010 via Western Reserve Public Media. Great seats are still available, but tickets are going fast. Tickets range from $20 to $50 with discounts for seniors, students and groups upon request. Patron tickets are available for $85 each and include premium seating, valet parking, a listing in the concert program and an invitation to the post-concert reception.
To order tickets, call the Akron Symphony ticket office at (330) 535-8131, visit www.akronsymphony.org or call EJ Thomas Hall at (330) 972-7570.