It was her second appearance with Tuesday Musical after a 10-year hiatus. The first time, as a teenager, she was the Clara Knight (mother of John S. Knight) artist of Tuesday Musical, an organization that has been offering the very best in classical music programming since its founding more than a century ago. Since her first visit to Akron, Hahn has risen to the world stage of the great orchestras. Her musicianship was honored with the Gramophone Artist of the Year Grammy of 2008.
Such credentials should have been enough to draw the attention of a curious local newspaper. It didn't. Unfortunately, the playing field for the arts in the Akron area was again shortened. Hard times in the newspaper world or not, it is an unconscionable lack of respect for a significant quality of the city's cultural life.