First Church Music Events

University of Akron Symphony Orchestra

We are proud to serve as the performance venue for the Akron University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Guy V. Bordo. These concerts are free and open to the public. Visit the UA School of Music website for more information.

  • October 13, 7:30pm
    • Beethoven – Fidelio Overture
    • Persichetti – Introit for Strings
    • Brahms – Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 & 3
    • Haydn – The “Clock Symphony” No. 101
  • December 1, 7:30pm
  • March 16, 7:30pm
  • April 20, 7:30pm
The UASO performing Poulenc’s ‘Gloria’ in 2016.

First Church has long been a center of music and the arts in Summit County. The beauty and architectural grandeur of the Meetinghouse space is one of the gems of Akron. The acoustics compliment music like no other venue in the area. Experience the beauty, grandeur and acoustics all in one place – First Church. All performances are open to the public. A good-will offering will be taken at the conclusion of the performance to help support the First Church Music Fund