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Symphony gets ready for baseball season

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 tonight in Founders Hall at Sauder Village, Archibold. Violinist Pamela Stuckey will be featured in Tchaikovsky's Valse Scherzo. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Information: 800-590-9755.

The symphony trades tuxedos for jeans and sports jerseys as it presents, "Play Ball!" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Peristyle of the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. The sports-themed concert will feature Blade editor Tom Walton reading "Casey at the Bat"; a special relief conductor, Richard Karcher, and guest soloist, violinist Andrea Jarrett. Tickets are $15 and $20 for adults, half-price for children. Information: 419-246-8000 or 800-348-1253.


The Kenyon College Chamber Singers, under conductor Benjamin Locke, will give a free concert at 7 tonight in the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Rd. Holland. Information: 419-865-9171.


Gary Lewis and his International Silver Medalist winning barbershop quartet, MAX Q, are scheduled to perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania. The concert is a benefit for the Sylvania Northview High School choral program. All of Northview's choirs, along with the alumni quartet, Footnotes, will perform. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Information: 419-885-1475.


The Masterworks Chorale performs in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Trinity Episcopal Church, One Trinity Plaza. Tickets are $20 to $25. Information call 419-246-8000.


Oberlin College's Essence dance ensemble presents Dance Diaspora Dance, a concert featuring traditional West African dances, at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday in the Warren Center, 30 North Professor St., Oberlin. Performing with Essence will be the student percussion ensemble Illu Aiye and guests artists Michael Oludare and Matthew Hill. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Information: 440-775-8169.


The Hancock Gospel Pavilion presents a Gospel Concert fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Circle of Praise Community Church, 5439 CR 139, Findlay. The concert will feature Mary St. Clair, the Glory Way Quartet, and the Flag City Cloggers. A freewill offering will be taken. Information: 419-425-0520.


Bowling Green State University's MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music presents the music of composer Larry Austin as the inaugural concert in its Digital Arts Concert Series. The performance is at 8 p.m. Monday in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Also in Kobacker will be the Illinois State University Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Center, pianist Laura Melton will present a free recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday as part of the BGSU Faculty Art Series.

Information: 419-372-8171.


Jazz pianist Fred Hersch brings his compositional statement, "Leaves of Grass," to the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, at 8 tonight. The event features a 10-piece ensemble performing Hersch's original music set to the poetry of Walt Whitman. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Information: 800-221-1229.


The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and music director Andre Previn will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor. The concert will feature Previn's violin concerto "Anne-Sophie," as well as works by Debussy and Strauss. Tickets range from $10 to $65. Information call 800-221-1229.


The Plymouth Symphony Orchestra under music director Nan Washburn presents "Sacred Sounds," featuring music for Easter, at 8 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth. Choruses from Madonna University and Schoolcraft College also will perform. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors. Information: 734-451-2112.


The Vocal Arts Ensemble presents "Eire Fare," an evening of chorale music inspired by Ireland, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the First Congregational Church, East William and State streets, Ann Arbor. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. Information: 734-741-7451.


Events at the University of Michigan include:

●The Michigan Chamber Players at 4 p.m. Sunday in Britton Rectal Hall of the School of Music, E.V. Moore Bldg., 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor.

●The Michigan Jazz Improvisation at 8 p.m. Sunday in the McIntosh Theatre of the School of Music.

●The 4th annual Dance On Camera Festival at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Betty Pease Studio Theatre, 1310 North University Ct.

●The Michigan Youth Ensembles at 7 p.m. Monday in Hill Auditorium.

Information: 734-763-4726.

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