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Published: Thursday, 2/26/2009

Next pops concert will feature Grammy winner Peter Cetera

Grammy Award-winner Peter Cetera will join the Toledo Symphony, conducted by Chelsea Tipton II, in a pops concert at 8 p.m. March 7 in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.

The program includes music from the movie Far and Away, the musical Chicago, and a tribute to Henry Mancini. Tickets range from $21 to $50. Information: 419-246-8000, 800-348-1253, or toledosymphony.com.

Tipton and the symphony also will present a regional concert at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in Founders Hall of Sauder Village, 22611 State Rt. 2, Archbold.

The program, which features guest conductor Jan Nofzinger and the Zion Choir, includes Glenn Gould's "American Salute," music from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, and compositions by John Williams, Aaron Copland, and John Phillip Sousa. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Information: 800-590-9755 (press 0 to get the receptionist.).

Marilyn Mason, professor of organ at the University of Michigan, will perform at 3 p.m. March 15 as part of the Cathedral Concert Series in Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. 2535 Collingwood Blvd. The program will feature "Le Chemin de la Croix" by Marcel Dupr. The concerts are free, but donations will be collected. Information: 419-244-9575.

A pair of dance events are scheduled March 7 in Central Catholic High School, 2250 Cherry St. From 9 a.m. to noon, the Ohio State University Dance Team will present a workshop for dancers age 8 and up.

The $30 fee includes a T-shirt and lunch. A miniworkshop for those age 5 to 7 takes place from 9 a.m. to noon for a $20 fee. Information: Beth Toland at 419-349-1632 or btoland@buckeye-express.com.

At 7:30 p.m., the second annual Toledo Area Dance Competition, featuring dance teams from area high schools, takes place. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students, available at the door.

Chamber Music Toledo continues its 2009-10 series with pianist Frances Renzi and clarinetist Arthur Campbell presenting a recital at 3 p.m. March 8 in the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee.

On the program will be music by Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc, and Claude Debussy. Renzi is a professor of music emerita from the University of Toledo, and Campbell is on the faculty of Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Tickets are $12 for adults ($8 in advance), $5 for college students, and $1 for youngsters in kindergarten through high school Information: 419-246-8000.

Pianist Ivana Tjandra presents a recital at 8 p.m. March 5 in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at Bowling Green State University.

The Springfield Schools Foundation will host a Sunday Music Sampler at 3 p.m. March 8 in First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6509 Pilliod Rd., Holland. Featured will be Lynda Dunn, professor emeritus of music at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn.; Jeanne O'Donnell, director of music ministries at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Maumee; and the Tu-Ba Fours of Defiance, which is composed of Dale Schubert, Scott Rogers, Jim George, and Karl Rosina. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted.

Cantabile, a British quartet that combines singing with humor, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 8 in the Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Tickets are $15 and $20 for adults, $5 for students. Information: 419-625-1950 or sanduskystate.com.

Several notable artists will perform at the University of Michigan in the coming weeks.

•Lorin Maazel conducts the New York Philharmonic in two programs in Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor. At 8 p.m. March 7, the orchestra will present Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," as well as works by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. Tickets range from $10 to $125. At 7 p.m. March 8, the program will feature Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," plus works by Peter Tchaikovsky and Hector Berlioz. Tickets range from $10 to $100.

•Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform at 8 p.m. March 10, also in Hill Auditorium. On the program will be works by Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and other Blue Note Record greats. Tickets range from $10 to $54.

•The Brentano String Quartet, with pianist Peter Serkin and baritone Thomas Meglioranza, is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 11 in Rackham Auditorium, 915 East Washington St. The program includes classics by Joseph Haydn, Arnold Schoenberg, and Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as Charles Wuorinen's New Piano Quintet, which had its premiere last June. Tickets range from $20 to $42. This is a Classical Kids Club performance, and parents may purchase up to two tickets at $10 each for children in grades 1-9 with a paid adult admission. Children must be present when picking up tickets.

Information: 800-221-1229 or ums.org.

Thomas Wilkins conducts the Detroit Symphony in a concert with the theme of "Classical Roots" at 8 p.m. March 6, 8:30 p.m. March 7, and 3 p.m. March 8 in Orchestra Hall of the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Guests include the Brazeal Dennard Chorale, the Rackham Symphony Choir, soprano Janice Chandler, mezzo soprano Jevetta Steele, and baritone Kevin Deas. Tickets range from $19 to $123.



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