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Published: Sunday, 9/18/2005

Classical highlights

Bowling Green State University Box Office: 419-372-8171

Cleveland Opera Box Office: 216-675-0903 Ext. 221

Detroit Opera House Box Office: 313-237-7464

Masterworks Chorale: 419-246-8000.

Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts Box Office: 567-661-2787

Stranahan Theater Box Office: 419-381-8851

Toledo Ballet: 419-471-0049

Toledo Opera Box Office: 419-255-7464

Toledo Symphony Orchestra Box Office: 419-246-8000

University Musical Society, Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538

Valentine Theatre: 419-242-2787

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Sept. 23/24: Conductor Stefan Sanderling leads the Toledo Symphony in a Classics Series program featuring music of Beethoven and Shostakovich at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $21 to $48.

Sept. 23: The River City Brass Band performs at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green State University's Kobacker Hall. Tickets range from $22 to $38.

Sept 30: Organist Todd Wilson performs music of Bach, Mozart, and Widor at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater. Tickets range from $22 to $45.

Oct. 15: Conductor Edwin Outwater leads Toledo Symphony soloists and orchestra in music of Haydn and Mozart at 7:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College. Tickets are $28 & $32.

Oct. 16: Toledo Symphony musicians perform chamber music of Gallay, Smetana, and Beethoven at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Club. Tickets are $25 & $35.

Oct. 20: The vocal ensemble Cantus performs at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green State University's Kobacker Hall. Tickets range from $18 to $34.

Oct. 22: Vocalist Debbie Reynolds joins conductor Chelsea Tipton II and the Toledo Symphony in a pops concert at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $22 to $59.

Oct. 23: Dan Kamin joins conductor Chelsea Tipton II and the Toledo Symphony in a family program titled "The Haunted Orchestra" at 3 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets are $15 and $20, half price for children.

Oct. 23: The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra performs at 2 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $12, $6 for students.

Oct. 27-29: Bowling Green State University holds its 26th annual New Music & Art Festival, including 12 events across campus and the city beginning with a 3:30 p.m. Thursday seminar with composer Samuel Adler and closing with an 8 p.m. Saturday concert.

Oct. 28/29: Clarinetist Georg Klaas joins conductor Chelsea Tipton II and the Toledo Symphony in a Classics Series program featuring music of Respighi, Copland, Abels, and Ravel at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $19 to $46.

Nov. 9: Pianist Stephen Hough performs music of Mozart, Schumann, Hough, and Liszt/Busoni at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $22 to $45.

Nov. 14: Flutist Elizabeth McNutt performs music for flute and electronics at 8 p.m. in BGSU's Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Nov. 18/19: The Onder Piano Duo joins conductor Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony in music of Ives, Bartok, Saint-Saens, and Ravel at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $19 to $46.

Nov. 26: Trumpeter Doc Severinsen joins conductor Chelsea Tipton II and the Toledo Symphony in a pops program at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $28 to $63.

Nov. 30: Violinist Sarah Chang joins conductor Hans Graf and the Pittsburgh Symphony in music of Strauss, Sibelius, and Rachmaninoff at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $22 to $45.

Dec. 3/4: Masterworks Chorale presents a program titled "Welcome Christmas, Welcome Home" at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Epworth United Methodist Church. Tickets are $20 and $25.

Jan. 13: The string ensemble Time for Three performs at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green State University's Kobacker Hall. Tickets range from $18 to $34.

Jan. 13/14 Conductor Stefan Sanderling conducts the Toledo Symphony in music of Haydn and Mahler at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $19 to $46.

Jan. 21: Jamie Bernstein joins the Toledo Symphony in a family program titled "The Bernstein Guide to Music" at 11 a.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater. Tickets are $15 and $20, half price for children.

Jan. 21: Jamie Bernstein joins conductor Chelsea Tipton II and the Toledo Symphony in a pops program titled "Bernstein on Broadway!" at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $22 to $59.

Jan. 22: Toledo Symphony musicians perform chamber music of Arriaga and Mozart at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Club. Tickets are $25 & $35.

Jan. 28: Oboist Kimberly Bryden joins conductor Chelsea Tipton II and the Toledo Symphony in a program featuring music of Salieri, Francaix, and Mozart at 7:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College. Tickets are $28 & $32.

Feb. 3: The Harlem Gospel Choir performs at 8 p.m. in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $42.

Feb. 3/4: Organist Aaron David Miller and Bowling Green State University choirs join conductor Roberto Minczuk and the Toledo Symphony in a Classics Series program featuring music of Mozart and Berlioz at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $21 to $48.

Feb. 11: Conductor Thomas Conlin leads guest vocalists and the Toledo Symphony in the annual Toledo Opera Gala at 7:30 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $12 to $50.

Feb. 14: Pianist Arnaldo Cohen and members of the Toledo Symphony present an "Artists Up Close" concert at 3 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets are $10.

Feb. 14: Pianist Arnaldo Cohen presents an all-Chopin recital at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $22 to $45.

Feb. 18: Mary Wilson and The Supremes join the Toledo Symphony in a pops concert at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $22 to $59.

Feb. 24: Guitarist Pavlo performs at 8 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $16, $10 for students.

Feb. 25: Conductor Chelsea Tipton II leads the Toledo Symphony in a family program titled "Harry Potter Meets the Symphony" at 11 a.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets are $15 and $20, half price for children.

Feb. 27: Flutist Sir James Galway leads the Polish Chamber Orchestra in an all-Mozart program at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $30 to $80.

Feb. 27: Pianists Daniel Koppelman and Ruth Neville perform on BGSU's Music at the Forefront series at 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.

March 2: Pianist Stephen Hough joins the The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green State University's Kobacker Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $40.

March 3: Vibraphonist Lalo performs at 8 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $16, $10 for students.

March 3/4: Pianist Peter Rosel joins conductor Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony in a Classics Series program featuring music of Sibelius and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $19 to $46.

March 9: Conductor Stefan Sanderling leads the Toledo Symphony in Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 at 7 p.m. in Rosary Cathedral. Tickets are $30.

March 11: Cellist Mark Kosower joins conductor Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony in a program of music by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College. Tickets are $28 & $32.

March 11: Masterworks Chorale presents program titled "Mainly Mozart" at 7 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church. Tickets are $20 and $25.

March 12: The Glengarry Bhoys perform traditional Celtic music at 7 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $18, $12 for students.

March 16: Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the Kirov National Orchestra in music of Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater. Tickets range from $22 to $45.

March 18: The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $12, $6 for students.

March 19: Toledo Symphony musicians perform chamber music of Harrison, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Club. Tickets are $25 & $35.

March 24/25: Violinist Karen Gomyo and The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps join conductor Chelsea Tipton II and the Toledo Symphony in a Classics Series program of music by Strauss, Prokofiev, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $21 to $48.

March 26: Violinist Karen Gomyo joins Toledo Symphony musicians in a 3 p.m. "Artists Up Close" concert in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets are $10.

April 1: Conductor Chelsea Tipton II leads the Toledo Symphony in a family concert titled "The Carnival of the Animals - A Musical Menagerie" at 11 a.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets are $15 and $20, half price for children.

April 7: The Kenny Barron Quartet performs at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green State University's Kobacker Hall. Tickets range from $22 to $38.

April 8: Conductor Chelsea Tipton II leads the Toledo Symphony in a pops concert titled "Big Band Blast" at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $22 to $59.

April 10: Pianist John Cheek performs on BGSU's Music at the Forefront series at 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

April 17: Mark Applebaum performs on BGSU's Digital Arts Concert series at 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

April 22: Bassoonist Richard Beene and the Toledo Symphony present a concert featuring music of Mozart, Vivaldi, and Mendelssohn at 7:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College. Tickets are $28 & $32.

April 28/29: Violists Valentin Ragusitu and Ellen Craig join conductor Daniel Hege and the Toledo Symphony in a Classics Series concert featuring music of Martinu, Gubaidulina, and Mussorgsky at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $19 to $46.

April 30 The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra performs at 2 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $12, $6 for students.

May 7: Toledo Symphony musicians perform chamber music of Stravinsky, Poulenc, and Brahms at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Club. Tickets are $25 & $35.

May 12: Saxophonist Shannon Ford and pianist Greg Kostraba perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $12, $8 for students.

May 13: Peter Nero joins the Toledo Symphony in a Mother's Day pops concert at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $22 to $59.

May 13: Masterworks Chorale presents program titled "I Hear America Singing" at 8 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, Maumee. Tickets are $20 and $25.

May 19/20: Pianist Denis Matsuev joins conductor Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony in a program featuring music of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets range from $21 to $48.

May 20: Pianist Denis Matsuev joins Toledo Symphony musicians in a 3 p.m. "Artists Up Close" concert in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Tickets are $10.

Dance

Oct. 20-23: The Kirov Ballet performs The Sleeping Beauty at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 22, and 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $28-$93.

Oct. 24: Ailey II performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $20-$42.

Nov. 19-20: Savion Glover performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23-$73.

Dec. 1-4: The Joffrey Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $28-$70.

Dec. 8: Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel performs at 8 p.m. in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $49.

Dec. 10/11: Toledo Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at the Stranahan Theater. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec 10; 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets range from $12 to $42.

Jan. 12: The Russian National Ballet presents Giselle at 7:30 p.m. in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $49.

Jan. 13-15: The Jose Limon Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 13, 1 p.m. Jan. 14, and 2 p.m. Jan. 15 in Ann Arbor's Power Center. Tickets range from $18 to $40.

Feb. 2: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo performs at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green State University's Kobacker Hall. Tickets range from $22 to $38.

Feb. 23: Pappa Tarahumara presents Ship in a View at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Power Center. Tickets range from $16 to $36.

March 25: Toledo Ballet presents Peter Pan at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater. Tickets range from $12-$35.

April 7-9: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens perform a varied repertoire at 8 p.m. April 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. April 9 at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23-$73.

April 19: The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble performs traditional Indian dance at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Power Center. Tickets range from $16 to $36.

May 24-28: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at 7:30 p.m. May 24 and 25, 8 p.m. May 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 27, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 28 at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23-$73.

Opera

Oct. 1, 7, 9: Toledo Opera presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 & 7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $90.

Oct. 8, 9, 12, 14, 15: Michigan Opera Theatre presents Bellini's Norma at 8 p.m. Oct. 8, 14 & 15; 2 p.m. Oct. 9; and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23 to $113.

Oct. 21, 23, 28, 29: Cleveland Opera presents Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 28 & 29; and 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in Playhouse Square. Tickets range from $25 to $130.

Nov. 5, 11, 13: Toledo Opera presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 & 11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $90.

Nov. 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13: Michigan Opera Theatre presents Puccini's La Boheme at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 11, & 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 6 & 13; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23 to $113.

Dec. 2, 4, 9, 10: Cleveland Opera presents Donizetti's The Elixir of Love at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 & 10; and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in Playhouse Square. Tickets range from $25 to $130.

Feb. 10, 12, 17, 18: Cleveland Opera presents Gounod's Romeo & Juliette at 8 p.m. Feb. 10, 17 & 18; and 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in Playhouse Square. Tickets range from $25 to $130.

March 31, April 2, 7, 8: Cleveland Opera presents Puccini's Turandot at 8 p.m. March 31, Apr, 7 & 8; and 2 p.m. April 2 in Playhouse Square. Tickets range from $25 to $135.

April 1, 7, 9: Toledo Opera presents Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at 7:30 p.m. April 1 & 7 and 2 p.m. April 9 in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $90.

April 11: The Carl Rosa Company presents Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore at 8 p.m. in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets range from $38 to $59.

April 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30: Michigan Opera Theatre presents Verdi's Aida at 8 p.m. April 22, 28, 29; 2 p.m. April 23 & 30; and 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23 to $113.

May 2, 3, 5, 6, 7: Cleveland Opera presents Paul Dresher's The Tyrant at 8 p.m. May 2, 5 & 6; and 2 p.m. May 3 & 7 in Playhouse Square. Tickets range from $25 to $130.

May 13, 14, 17, 19, 20: Michigan Opera Theatre presents Rossini's La Cenerentola at 8 p.m. May 13, 19, & 20; 2 p.m. May 14; and 7:30 p.m. May 17 in the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23 to $113.

June 3, 4, 7, 9, 10: Michigan Opera Theatre presents Strauss' Salome at 8 p.m. June 3, 9, & 10; 2 p.m. June 4, and 7:30 p.m. June 7 in the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $23 to $113.

Ann Arbor's University Musical Society

Phone: 734-764-2538

Oct. 5: Pianist Andras Schiff performs music of Haydn and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Rackham Auditorium. Tickets range from $20 to $42.

Oct. 13: Soprano Renee Fleming joins conductor Semyon Bychkovin and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne in a concert performance of Richard Strauss' Daphne at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $70.

Oct. 29: The King's Singers perform at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $38.

Nov. 6: Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs music of Schumann and Ravel at 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $50.

Nov. 19: The chamber ensemble Concertante performs music of Strauss, Adams, and Brahms at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Rackham Auditorium. Tickets range from $18 to $36.

Dec. 3/4: Jerry Blackstone leads the UMS Choral Union and Ann Arbor Symphony in Handel's "Messiah" at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $30.

Dec. 8: The Marcus Roberts Trio joins conductor Robert Spano and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of music by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Vaughan Williams at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $90.

Jan. 13, 15: The Jose Limon Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Ann Arbor's Power Center. Tickets range from $18 to $40.

Jan. 14: Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes joins the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra in a program of music by Mozart and Beethoven at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $65.

Jan. 19: Conductor John Eliot Gardiner leads the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in an all-Mozart program at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $65.

Jan. 21: Clarinetist Sabine Meyer joins the Tokyo String Quartet in a program of music by Haydn, Dvorak, and Mozart at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Rackham Auditorium. Tickets range from $20 to $42.

Feb. 4: Pianist Louis Lortie presents an all-Chopin program at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $50.

Feb. 15: Composer Louis Andriessen and his music are featured at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Power Center. Tickets range from $12 to $32.

Feb. 19: The Soweto Gospel Choir performs at 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $65.

Feb. 22: Violist James Dunham joins the Takacs Quartet in a program of music by Mozart and Schubert at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Rackham Auditorium. Tickets range from $20 to $42.

March 9: Conductor Riccardo Muti leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a program of music by Strauss, Mozart, and Schubert at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $150.

March 11: Tenor Ian Bostridge joins the Belcea Quartet in a program of music by Faure, Shostakovich, and Vaughan Williams at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets are $30 and $40.

March 17, 19: Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg in all-Shostakovich programs at 8 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $75.

March 25: Contralto Ewa Podles joins conductor Alberto Zedda and the Detroit Symphony in a concert performance of Rossini's Tancredi at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $65.

March 30: The Tallis Scholars perform music of the Renaissance at 8 pm in Ann Arbor's St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Tickets are $30 and $40.

April 2: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs at 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Rackham Auditorium. Tickets range from $20 to $42.

April 19: The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble presents classical Indian dance at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Power Center. Tickets range from $16 to $36.

April 20: The vocal group Chanticleer performs at 8 pm in Ann Arbor's St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Tickets are $30 and $40.

April 21: Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott perform music of Shostakovich and Strauss at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Tickets range from $10 to $65.



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