The Cleveland Orchestra (www.clevelandorchestra.com) will perform Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron.
Guest conductor Jackub Hruša will be at the podium when the orchestra makes its annual visit to Akron and the Tuesday Musical concert stage. Tuesday Musical has presented The Cleveland Orchestra every year since it was founded, save for one.
The Cleveland Orchestra's Friday performance will feature concertmaster William Preucil in Dvorak's bold and dazzling Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53. Hruša knows Dvorak's music extremely well; the first performance of this violin concerto was given in Prague in 1883. He will also lead the orchestra in works by Haydn and Janacek.
Born in the Czech Republic in 1981 and named by Gramophone magazine in 2011 as one of 10 young conductors "on the verge of greatness," Hruša is Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia; Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour; and Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
Hruša is music director and chief conductor of the Prague Philharmonia and Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour.
Preucil, the orchestra's concert master, will take center stage for Dvorak's magnificent Violin Concerto. Preucil became concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra in April 1995 and has appeared regularly as a soloist with the Orchestra in concerto performances.
A pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Join Cleveland Orchestra Musicians for a conversation on the evening's program. Cleveland Orchestra Director of Operations Julie Kim will host this program.
Tickets and subscriptions
Season subscriptions are still on sale now. New subscribers can purchase a season subscription at 50 percent off regular subscription prices. Subscriptions can be purchased on line at www.tuesdaymusical.org or by calling the office at 330-761-3460.
Single tickets are $25, $45 and $55 and can be purchased through EJ Thomas Hall Ticket Office at 330-972-7570.
Students can attend any Tuesday Musical concert at no cost; they need a ticket voucher that is redeemed for a concert ticket the night of the concert. Parents/adults who accompany their children may purchase companion seats for a reduced price of $15. Transportation costs are covered for groups of 20 or more.
For details, call the Tuesday Musical office at 330-761-3460.