Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy-winning ensemble that mines the expressive potential of the human voice, is part of the 2015-16 season of Fuze, the out-of-the-box, up-close and classical series presented by Tuesday Musical Association.
This season, Fuze features three concerts at three different venues. All of the performers are winners of major music awards or are preparing to compete soon in major competitions and venues. Two of the performers — Jinjoo Choo and Dane Johansen — are also past winners of Tuesday Musical’s annual scholarship competition.
Season subscriptions for $60 and individual tickets for $25 per concert are now on sale at (330) 761-3460 or www.tuesdaymusical.org. Tickets will also be available at the door as long as seats are available. All concerts include refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with the performers.
The 2015-16 season opens Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., with cellist Dane Johansen and pianist Victor Stanislavsky at Steinway Piano Gallery, 334 Hines Hill Rd., Boston Heights.
Just a few days after their Akron-area performance, the duo will compete in the famed Naumburg Competition in New York City. For Fuze, they will perform “Sonata for Cello and Piano” by Claude Debussy, “Five Pieces in Folk Style” by Robert Schumann, and “Sonata for Cello and Piano” by Elliott Carter.
On Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3 p.m., violinist Jinjoo Cho and pianist HyunSoo Kim perform in Guzzetta Recital Hall at The University of Akron, 157 University Ave.
Winner of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Cho is now preparing for her Carnegie Hall debut. For Fuze, she and Kim will perform works by Joan Tower and other contemporary composers.
The season concludes with vibrant vocals on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. when Roomful of Teeth performs at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., in Downtown Akron. Through study with masters the world over, the ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through ongoing commissions, forges new repertoire without borders.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is the presenting sponsor of Fuze this season, with additional support coming from the Ohio Arts Council, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, and Steinway Piano Gallery-Cleveland.