Violinist Kyoko Takezawa will join conductor Yuri Simonov and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in an all-Russian program at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at Bowling Green State University. Tickets range from $25 to $40.
Also in Kobacker Hall:
BGSU's Kasuma Sari Gamelan and Afro-Caribbean Ensemble will present World Percussion Night at 8 tonight.
The BGSU orchestra and choruses will present a Verdi Spectacular at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5.
In Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore center, violist Christine Rutledge will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Information on BGSU performances: 419-372-8171 or 800-589-2224.
The University of Toledo Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Doermann Theater on the UT campus.
The Toledo Ballet will present The Nutcracker at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tickets range from $10 to $35. Information: 419-381-8851.
Masterworks Chorale will present its annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in Blessed Sacrament Church, 4227 Bellevue Rd. Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors, $12 for students. Information: 419-327-9644.
The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra and Chorale will present portions of Handel's The Messiah at 8 p.m. Saturday in St. Rose Catholic Church, 217 East Front St., Perrysburg. Tickets are $5. Information: 419-874-7596.
The Chancel Choir will perform music of Charpentier, Rutter, Faure, and Britten at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 East Broadway.
The Cantate Domino Choir School will present Evening Prayer for Christmas at 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 428 North Erie St.
The Toledo Symphony will perform a Neighborhood Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Church, 5373 South Main St., Sylvania. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for adults; $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door for seniors and students. Information: 419-885-1117.
BGSU composer Marilyn Shrude has been named Ohio's Composer of the Year for 2002 by the Ohio Music Teachers Association.
Five BGSU students - Sedalia Brown, Minnita Daniel-Cox, Josh Hamilton, Thomas Federle, and Nicolas Crowther - won prizes in the Great Lakes Regional Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Bowling Green musician Tom Gorman has been awarded an “Arizoni” theater award by a statewide panel of Arizona theater critics for his original score for the play Irish Annie. The play, written by BGSU professor F. Scott Regan, originally was produced by the BGSU Treehouse Troupe.
Violinist Midori will join conductor Pinchas Steinberg and the Cleveland Orchestra in a program of music by Hovhaness, Glazunov, and Mussorgsky/Ravel at 8 p.m. today-Saturday in Cleveland's Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave. Tickets range from $31 to $67. Information: 800-686-1141.
The Chicago Festival Ballet will present The Nutcracker at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. Tickets are $23 and $25. Information: 419-448-8544.
The North Coast Concert Band will perform holiday music at 3 p.m. Sunday in Fremont Junior High School, 501 Croghan St., Fremont.
The Ohio Northern University Jazz Band will perform a holiday concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The ONU Symphonic Band will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Both programs are at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, Ada. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and non-ONU students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Information: 419-772-1900.
Conductor Jeff Tyzik will lead the Detroit Symphony in a holiday pops concert at 1:30 and 8 p.m. today, 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday in Detroit's Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave. Tickets range from $15 to $88. Information: 313-576-5111.
Ballet Internationale and the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra will present The Nutcracker at 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday in the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway. Tickets range from $14 to $60. Information: 313-237-7464.
The Plymouth Symphony and Plymouth-Canton Ballet will present The Nutcracker at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Salem High School Auditorium, 46181 Joy Rd., Canton. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children. Information: 734-451-2112.
The Ann Arbor Symphony will present Sing-Along with Santa at 4 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 South Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $25 for families. Information: 734-994-4801.
The Adrian Symphony will present its Candlelight Holidays Concert - An English Christmas at 8 p.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Tecumseh, and at 5 p.m. Sunday in Adrian College Chapel, Adrian. Tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for students. Information: 517-264-3121.