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TSO plans tribute to jazz greats

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Featured will be vocalist Patti Austin, trumpeter Byron Stripling, and conductor Chelsea Tipton II. Tickets range from $25 to $60. Information: 419-246-8000 or 800-348-1253.


The possibility of an on-line ticketing operation shared by several area arts groups will be reviewed at an open meeting at 5:30 p.m. today on the fourth floor of the Professional Building, 1838 Parkwood Ave., across from the Toledo Museum of Art.

The findings of a feasibility study for a centralized ticketing option will be presented. The idea is a collaborative effort by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, the Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau, Owens Community College, and several performance groups.

Kevin McMahon, president of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will discuss how his organization recently implemented a ticketing system, similar to the one being considered in Toledo.

The meeting is open to the public but reservations are recommended. Information: 419-254-ARTS.


Celtic singer, songwriter, and harpist Pamela Bruner will present a free workshop/concert at 7 tonight in Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. Information: 419-476-8738.


The Tia Fuller Quartet will be in concert at 7:30 tonight in the Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin, as part of Tiffin University's Jazz Festival. Tickets are $10. Closing the festival at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow will be the a cappella jazz ensemble Vox One along with TU's a cappella group Up in the Air and women's vocal group Higher Ground. Tickets are $12. Information: 419-448-8544.


The Heidelberg College Music Department presents pianist Pierre van der Westhuizen performing at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Brenneman Hall, 310 East Market St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-2073.


The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valleyveiw Dr. Tickets, available at the door, are $10. Information: 419-531-4236.


Trumpet soloist Ashley Hall will appear with the Lima Symphony Orchestra in a concert titled, "Splendor in the Brass." The performance will be 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Town Square, Lima.


Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, will host the first free recital in its 2005 Young Artist Series at 3 p.m. Sunday. The featured performers are soprano Kisma Jordan and countertenor Rizo Arellano, graduate and undergraduate winners of the Marjory Conrad Pealee Art Song Competition at Bowling Green State University. Information: 419-874-3135.


The Sandusky Choral Society will present a spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky. Tickets, available at the door, are $5.


The graduate string quartet will present a concert of works by Hayden and Schubert at 8 tonight in Bryan Recital Hall of Bowling Green State University's Moore Musical Arts Center.

Also appearing in Bryan Hall will be the classical guitar ensemble under the direction of Matthew Ardizzone at 8 p.m. Tuesday and a Faculty Artist Series concert featuring tenor Geoffrey Stephenson and pianist Kevin Bylsma at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In Kobacker Hall of the Moore Center, the BGSU Symphonic Band and the University Choral Society will be in concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Also, BGSU's Concert and University bands will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday.

All of the events are free.


The brass-instrument faculty of BGSU's College of Musical Arts will be featured in a free Faculty Artist Series concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.


BGSU's a cappella choir will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 315 South College Dr., Bowling Green.


The voice students of Myra Merritt will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Manor House of Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave.


Conductor Arie Lipsky will lead the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday in Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor. Tickets range from $10 to $38. Information: 734-994-4801.


British soprano Felicity Lott and Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University Ave., Ann Arbor. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Information: 800-221-1229.

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