Release Date: October 4,2018

Quebec favorite Les Violons du Roy in Tuesday Musical concert Oct. 16

Named for the renowned string orchestras of the French kings, Les Violons du Roy will join countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo for a Tuesday Musical MainStage concert on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron.

Using modern instruments but often with copies of period bows, Les Violins du Roy is at the heart of the music scenes in Montreal and Quebec City, where it has been in residence at the Palais Montcalm since 2007.

Musical America has described a recent performance by Anthony Roth Costanzo as "edge-of-your seat drama, the kind of high-voltage, high-register male singing that comes once in a generation.”

The program will juxtapose works from Handel to Glass. Audience members can learn more about the program at 6:30 p.m. during the Concert Conversation with members of Les Violins du Roy on the EJ stage.

Tickets are $25, $40, $45 and free for all students of any age. They are available in advance at or 330-761-3460, and at the door that evening.