Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon for the Akron Symphony Orchestra, which performs at E.J. Thomas Hall on the University of Akron campus and the Akron Civic Theatre on South Main Street. The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s Pops series swaddles ears in the familiar melodies of America’s most beloved tunes, from the stage-borne strains of Broadway to the feral refrains of rock ’n’ roll. Choose from the following shows:
A Grand Night: The Music of Richard Rodgers, which features an array of special guest vocalists as well as music from The Sound of Music, The King and I, and other Broadway landmarks on Saturday, November 13, at 8 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre.
Holiday Pops, which calls upon the red clarinet and brilliant batonery of conductor Carl Topilow of the Cleveland Pops to helm an evening of holiday hits on Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall.
Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Music of Billy Joel and More, which features Tony and Grammy nominee Michael Cavanaugh in an ivory-tickling performance of The Hits of Billy Joel and More on February 12 at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall.