The Toledo Symphony and conductor Stefan Sanderling, along with the Onder Piano Duo, making their American orchestral debut, and narrator Greg Kostraba, will present a program titled Carnival of the Animals and Other Blockbusters! in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St., at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19. Tickets range from $46 to $19. Information: 419-246-8000 or 800-348-1253.
The University of Toledo department of music presents a free solo recital by faculty pianist Robert Ballinger at 3 p.m. Sunday as part of it s Faculty Artist Series in the Recital Hall of the Center for the Performing Arts on the UT campus. Ballinger will perform works by Bach, Schubert, and others. Also in the Recital Hall, the Toledo Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon will celebrate its Founders Day with a free concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 featuring clarinetists Babara Bauchman and Teresa Disbrow, pianists Micheal Boyd and Elaine Moore, and violinist Sue Sgro, accompanied by soprano Jeanne Bruggeman-Karp.
The Bowling Green Opera Theater with guest artist Paul O Dette will present the North American premiere of Gli Amori d Apollo e di Dafne in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at Bowling Green State University at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students. Information: 419-372-8171 or 800-589-2224.
Music in the Manor House continues as the BGSU Graduate String Quartet provides music for a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave.
The Perrysburg Symphony and Symphony Chorale present two concerts featuring Bach s Magnificat and Alan Hovhaness Magnificat in Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Trinity Square downtown, at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, with a follow-up concert in First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second St., Perrysburg, at 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets are $7.50; children under 10 are admitted free. Information: 419-872-9436.
The University of Michigan School of Music s Opera Theater presents the 17th century opera The Coronation of Poppea at the Power Center, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 13. The production will be sung in Italian with English translations. Tickets are $16 and $22. Information: 734-764-2538.
The University of Michigan s dance department will present an evening of dance titled Over Coffee, in the Betty Pease Studio Theatre, 1310 North University Court, Ann Arbor, at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-19. Tickets are $5 at the door. Information: 734-764-5461.