Combining jazz and classical with the poems of Yeats and Dickinson, pianist and composer Gregg Kallor and mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala will perform Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in EJ Thomas Hall, presented by Tuesday Musical.
The finale of Tuesday Musical’s 2015-16 season, the concert will include selections from the duo’s Exhilaration, a CD featuring Kallor’s song-settings of poems by Emily Dickinson, William Butler Yeats and Christina Rossetti, sung by Zabala. Of the CD, Opera News observed: “Kallor knows how to make these words sing, and Zabala gives perfect flight to them.”
Tickets are $25 to $45, and free for all students through Tuesday Musical’s voucher program. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.tuesdaymusical.org or call Tuesday Musical at 330-761-3460. Tickets will also be on sale at the door that evening as long as seats are available. EJ Thomas Hall is at 198 Hill St., Akron, on the campus of The University of Akron.hoto
This concert marks a return to Akron for Kallor, who performed for a Tuesday Musical Fuze concert in 2014. Kallor received an Aaron Copland Award for composition in 2011; he wrote a concerto for piano and orchestra during his residency at the home of the late American composer. He is also the inaugural composer-in-residence at SubCulture in New York City, a two-year residency featuring premieres of three new pieces and collaborations with cellist Joshua Roman, violinist Miranda Cuckson, Zabala, and baritone Matthew Worth. Zabala enjoys a vibrant career that spans performing and ecording of new opera, song and concert works, as well as operatic roles, traditional concert and oratorio works, German Lieder, French Mélodie, American and Spanish songs.
Founded in Akron in 1887, Tuesday Musical Association is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind in the United States, presenting acclaimed classical artists and ensembles that are already well established as well as young emerging artists embarking on major careers. Tuesday Musical also presents robust educational programs and scholarship opportunities for young people.
This season’s supporters include the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Akron Community Foundation, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, and an array of other organizations and individuals. Support for the April 21 concert comes from The Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation.
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