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Gospel Meets Symphony to returns for its 19th annual performance on Feb. 25th
Gospel Meets Symphony returns to The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Feb. 25. For one night, witness the power of the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir as it fuses with the Akron Symphony Orchestra to perform some of the world’s most inspiring music.
Gospel Meets Symphony is considered Akron’s premiere collaborative concert, bringing the greater Akron community together for an unforgettable evening of inspiration and celebration under the direction of the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Christopher Wilkins. Gospel Meets Symphony will also feature appearances by special guests, The LeGrair Brothers. The Gospel Meets Symphony Choir will be led by Chorus Master, Jennifer Mekel Jones.
“Gospel is all about good news. Symphony brings musical genius to life. Each can stand alone, but its pure magic to see them come together,” said Gospel Meets Symphony Chorus Master, Jennifer Mekel 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 on Saturday, February 25 and experience an outstanding 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 http://www.akronsymphony.org/
The Akron Symphony appreciates our sponsors, including the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund Akron Symphony concerts with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Gospel Meets Symphony concert is sponsored by First Merit Foundation. Media Partners include 1590AM WAKR, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com and The WAVE 107.3FM. Additional support is provided by WNIR, The Light 95.9FM, Ohio Arts Council and The University of Akron.
About the Akron Symphony
The Akron Symphony Orchestra proudly celebrates our 60th anniversary during the 2011-2012 concert season. For 60 years, the Akron Symphony Orchestra has been a driving musical force throughout the Greater Akron area. Widely recognized for musical excellence and performance versatility, the Akron Symphony Orchestra is committed to enhancing the quality of life of our community through educational and musical excellence. The Akron Symphony Orchestra is operated by the Greater Akron Musical Association, Inc. (GAMA). GAMA’s vision is to be embraced and sustained as a community treasure that provides a welcoming environment for all people to experience great music. This vision is realized by operating the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Youth Orchestras, Akron Symphony Chorus, and numerous special outreach and educational programs.
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