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Published: Thursday, 10/23/2008

Bruckner's massive No. 5 at Rosery

The Toledo Symphony and Rosary Cathedral will collaborate in presenting Bruckner's Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, a special performance at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in the cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Principal conductor Stefan Sanderling will lead the orchestra in the massive work, the only piece on the program. Like all but the ninth symphony, this work has four movements and represents the composer's mastery of counterpoint. This is the fifth season the Toledo Symphony has performed one of the Bruckner masterpieces. "I think it is the most well-crafted of all the Bruckner symphonies," noted Sanderling, of the work finished in 1876. This will be the first time the Toledo Symphony has performed it.

General admission tickets are $35 in advance at 419-246-8000 or at the door.


Members of Bowling Green State University's Opera Theatre will perform scenes from its upcoming production of Albert Herring and other works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Manor House, Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Admission is free to the public.

Faculty recitals on the schedule for the end of October and early November include these: Trumpeter Charles Saenz at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bryan Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center; hornist Andrew Pelletier at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in Bryan, and guest artist pianist Steven Glaser at 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall.


Violinist Midori will present a recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus. Tickets are $11-$24 at the door.

Items for News of Music should be sent to Sally Vallongo at vallongo@theblade.com two weeks before performance date.

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