World premier of new symphony is June 21 in Akron


AKRON – The world premier of An Ohio Symphony will take place June 21 at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill Street, in downtown Akron.

The symphony was commissioned by Summit Choral Society to commemorate Ohio’s 200th birthday. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

Orchestra and chorale. Cincinnati composer David Howard Pettit scored this large symphonic production, to be performed by Summit Choral Society’s 60-piece full orchestra, the 80-singer Masterworks Chorale, a bass-baritone soloist, 55 voices from the Summit Children’s Choir Touring Ensemble, and more than 200 youngsters from summer vocal camp.

The Akron Derbytown Chorus of Barbershoppers will also perform at this event.

Tickets. Reserved seating tickets are now on sale for $15 and $20, with a 15 percent discount for senior citizens, and a 50 percent discount for students.

For tickets, call 330-434-SING (7464).

Parking is $3.


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