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Published: Thursday, 4/14/2011

Performance of Mozart Requiem ushers in Holy Week

Bernard Sanchez will conduct Sunday at Monroe Street United Methodist Church. Bernard Sanchez will conduct Sunday at Monroe Street United Methodist Church.
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Bernard Sanchez will conduct the Palm Sunday Choir in a performance of the Mozart Requiem at 7 p.m. Sunday in Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. The group has gathered for decades to perform a major sacred work at the beginning of the Christian Holy Week.

Soloists will be soprano Constance Denham, alto Kayleigh Butcher, tenor Christopher Scholl, and bass Sean Cooper. Musicians from the Toledo Symphony will accompany and church organist Denise Mathias also will perform.

Opening the program will be two shorter works: the Ave Maria by Franz Biebl and a motet by Anton Bruckner.

Admission is free and a free-will offering will be collected.

● The Toledo Symphony will conclude its Blade Chamber Series with a 7 p.m. performance Sunday in the Toledo Club. Music by Franz Schubert, Paul Hindemith, and Robert Schumann performed by Toledo Symphony musicians and guests will be on the program.

Soprano Carol Dusdieker will join clarinetist Jocelyn Langworthy and Bowling Green State University pianist Robert Satterlee for Schubert's iconic trio, Shepherd on the Rock.

Principal violist Valentine Ragusitu will perform Hindemith's Viola Sonata with pianist Frances Renzi.

Toledo Symphony violinist Naomi Guy performs Sunday in the Toledo Club as part of the last concert in the Blade Chamber Series. Toledo Symphony violinist Naomi Guy performs Sunday in the Toledo Club as part of the last concert in the Blade Chamber Series.
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The concert -- and series -- will wrap up with Schumann's Piano Quintet performed by principal string players Kirk Toth and Naomi Guy, violist Timothy Zeithamel, cellist Martha Reikow, and Renzi. Tickets start at $28 at 419-246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com.

● Great Music in the Great Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art will present a Salute to America by soprano Barbara Rondelli-Perry at 3 p.m. Sunday. A longtime member of the University of Toledo music faculty, Rondelli-Perry will perform folk and patriotic numbers, sea shanties, and art songs and arias in this free recital. Among composers represented will be Aaron Copland, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Foster.

Rondelli-Perry is a graduate of Pittsburg State University in Kansas and the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she was a Fulbright scholar. She has performed in concert and opera productions around the world, and has recorded on the Colosseum Label. Pianist Robert Ballinger, also of UT, will accompany.

● The UT Collegium Musicuum, an early music ensemble, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday in the Recital Hall of the Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. The UT Symphony will present a concert at 8 p.m. April 21 in Doermann Theatre.

● The week ahead at Bowling Green State University is filled with concerts in the Moore Musical Arts Center. The BGSU Concert and University bands, led by Carol Hayward and Kenneth Thompson, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday. The BGSU men's and women's choruses, directed by Timothy Cloeter and Sandra Frey Stegman, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both concerts are in Kobacker Hall and are free.

The Graduate String Quartet will present its final concert of the year at 8 p.m. Monday in Bryan Hall. David Bixler and Jeff Halsey will lead the BGSU Jazz Lab Bands in a joint concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kobacker. Both events are free.

Emily Freeman Brown will lead the Bowling Green Philharmonia and University Choral Society in a performance of Beethoven's Mass in C at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kobacker.

Tickets for this event can be purchased at 419-372-8171.

Finally, the Music in the Forefront Series will present the XASAX Saxophone Quartet at 8 p.m. April 21 in Bryan Hall.

The French saxophone quartet is dedicated to pursuing the saxophone's richness throughout the history of music, whether or not a particular piece of music was written for the saxophone. This local debut event is free.

Items for News of Music should be sent to svallongo@theblade.com at least two weeks in advance of performance date.



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