Once Tuesday Musical student scholarship winners and now internationally acclaimed professionals, violinist Jinjoo Cho and soprano Dina Kuznetsova are performing Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., in Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall for the organization that helped to launch their careers.
During the concert dubbed “We Knew Them When,” Tuesday Musical audience members will experience the musicians’ brilliance together and separately in works by Dvorak, Britten, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and others. Single tickets are $25 to $45 and free for all students of any age.
A reception to celebrate and support Tuesday Musical’s Scholarship Program will follow the concert. Featuring refreshments, open bar, and the opportunity to greet the Cho and Kuznetsova, the reception will be in the Flying Balcony of EJ Thomas Hall. Tickets for the reception are $50 per person and tax deductible, and proceeds support Tuesday Musical’s Scholarship Program.
Visit www.tuesdaymusical.org or call (330) 761-3460 for information and tickets. Tickets for the concert will also be available at the door as long as seats are available.
Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of the Indianapolis, Cho made her first appearance on the international music scene when she garnered the First Grand Prize and Radio Canada’s People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition at age 17. She received Tuesday Musical scholarships in 2012 and 2014, and made her solo debut in Carnegie Hall in June, 2016.
A native of Moscow, Dina Kuznetsova is an alumna of the University of Akron School of Music and Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She was awarded a Tuesday Musical scholarship in 1996. Since then, Kuznetsova has performed in many of the world’s greatest opera houses: from the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Berlin’s Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper and Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper to the San Francisco and Chicago Lyric Operas.
Brooks Toliver, professor of music at The University of Akron, will give the pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. This concert is presented in collaboration with The University of Akron School of Music’s Kulas Concert Series and with support from The Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation.
Since 1955, Tuesday Musical has awarded more than 500 scholarships to talented students embarking on music careers in education and performance. This year, 19 university and college students received nearly $24,000. Tuesday Musical’s 2017 Scholarship Competition is March 25, and on-line applications open Jan. 1 at www.tuesdaymusical.org/education.