Monday, Oct 15, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio



Youth orchestra to premiere Will Rand piece

  • 2-1-Classics5-Lopez-Gomez-Headshot-jpeg

    Guest conductor Manuel López-Gómez joins the Toledo Symphony in concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Peristyle.

  • 2-1-WilliamWellbornPianist-jpg

    San Francisco Conservatory pianist William Wellborn presents a free recital at 3 p.m. Sunday in the UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

  • 2-1-Marion-Haydn-jpg

    Detroit jazz bassist Marion Hayden joins Alvin Wattles on piano and the Skinner organ to provide the score for the silent film 'Flying Aces' at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Peristyle.


The Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras presents its second concert of the season this weekend under the direction of conductors Wasim Hawary and J. Patrick Barrett. The program includes music by Haydn, Bizet, Sibelius, and Mussorgsky and a world premiere of high school student Will Rand’s Gleaming Tide.

Rand, an Ottawa Hills high school student, is the principal horn in the youth orchestra philharmonic orchestra and composed the work during intensive study in composition this summer.

In addition, a preconcert recital at 1:40 p.m. will feature winners of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra Solo Contest, violinists Erin Gardner and Cole Habekost.

The free youth orchestra concert begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. More information at

Also, the youth orchestra concert strings have been selected to travel to Columbus and perform at the 2018 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Concert in mid-February. The pedagogical conference showcases the best of Ohio music teaching programs.

■ The Toledo Symphony Classics Series delivers a program of music focused on the heavens: Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathurstra (the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) and a complete performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Under the baton of guest freelance conductor Manuel López-Gómez of Venezuela, the concert is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. For more information, call 419-246-8000 or visit

■ The Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano series welcomes San Francisco Conservatory pianist William Wellborn in a master class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Recital repertoire includes Haydn, Liszt, and Schubert with University of Toledo professor Michael Boyd joining for Debussy’s Petite Suite and Schubert’s Fantasy for 4 Hands. Both events are free in the UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, 1910 W. Rocket Dr.; park in Lot 12. For more information, call 419-430-2183 or visit

■ The Sound of Silents film series continues with Flying Ace. Featuring an African-American cast, the Hollywood-style adventure film is based on real people who fought in World War I.

Detroit jazz bassist Marion Hayden with Alvin Wattles on piano and the Skinner organ provide the score at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. Tickets are free for TMA members and $5 for nonmembers and are available at

■ It’s Friday! hosts Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson with music inspired by American folk songs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Cloister, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. For more information, call 419-255-8000 or visit

■ The Toledo chapter of the American Guild of Organists gives a free members’ recital 3 p.m. Sunday at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. For more information, call 419-874-4346.

■ Monday Musicale resumes monthly meetings with a free program featuring organist Nancy Russell, flutist Amy Heritage, pianist Joy Morin, soprano Ebone Waweru, and pianist Gladys Rudolph at 1 p.m. Monday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. For more information, call 419-531-4296.

■ Several concerts are on offer at Bowling Green State University this week. The BGSU Wind Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Thursday in Kobacker Hall; tickets are $10-$13.

Violinist Minju Kim gives a free recital at 7 p.m. Friday at Bryan Recital Hall. The 19th annual Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition holds the semifinal round at 1 p.m. and the finals at 8 p.m. Saturday in Bryan Recital Hall; both events are free.

The Chamber Jazz Ensemble gives a free performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bryan Recital Hall. Principal tuba of the Israel Opera Avital Handler performs free guest recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in Bryan Recital Hall.

All of the events are in Moore Musical Arts Center at BGSU. For tickets and more information, call 419-372-8171 or visit bgsu/arts.

■ The University Musical Society hosts two concerts this week. The Estonian National Symphony plays at 8 p.m. Saturday in Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor. Tenor Ian Bostridge sings Schubert’s Winterreise 4 p.m. Sunday at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor. For tickets and more information, call 734-764-2538 or visit

■ The Wine, Women, and Song Cabaret continues this week with area singers at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets are $20-$50. The Harry Allen Quartet riffs on swing at 8 p.m. Wednesday; tickets are $5-$30. All three concerts are at the Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. For more information, call 734-769-2999 or visit

■ The Voices of Harmony Barbershop Chorus offers its annual Singing Valentines, which will be delivered Feb. 14. Two packages are available. The in-person package includes a quartet singing a traditional barbershop love song, a long stem red rose, a Valentine card, and a personalized message for $40. The phone package includes a traditional love song and a personalized message for $10.

To make a reservation, call 1-888- 741-7464, option 3, or email at Please specify a three-hour time window for delivery.

■ Female musicians of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are invited to attend a free open house to learn about MUSE (Music Uniting Sisters Everywhere), an organization offering education, encouragement, and affirmation to women in music at the amateur and professional levels. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Art & Performance Center of West Toledo, 2702 W. Sylvania Ave. For more information, call 419-450-4080 or 419-461-6050.

Send classical music items at least two weeks in advance to

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…