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Spring 3-1-2014


The Tuesday Musical Club was founded in 1887 by thirteen young Akron women who had an overwhelming desire to share their love of music. With further support of Gertrude Penfield Seiberling, the wife of industrialist Frank Seiberling, the organization grew like many other musical organizations across the country. Unlike similar clubs, the Akron-based entity continued to expand and is one of a very few that have survived.

Among the artists who have appeared as a part of the rich history of Akron's Tuesday Musical Organization are Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Jascha Heifetz, Glenn Gould, Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Cecilia Bartoli and Yo-Yo Ma. This volume, enhanced with photographs and other memorabilia, traces the history of the unique organization from its founding to the present day. The story reflects the changing history of an urban area and the drive of an organization to provide entertainment and education to generations of Akronites.


This article appeared in Rave Reviews: The History of Akron's Tuesday Musical (ISBN: 978-1-931968-95-9) published by the University of Akron Press, 2014.