Heavenly Preludes

ProMedica Masterworks

Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

February 24 & 25, 2017

Concert Time: 8:00 pm

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Karina Canellakis, Conductor


Join the rising star of the conducting world, Karina Canellakis, as she returns to Toledo. Soar to new heights with the TSO with a program meant for the heavens. Our Toledo Symphony shines with four symphonic showpieces that fully and vividly span the spectrum of emotion.



Berlioz - Overture to Beatrice and Benedict

Liszt - Les Préludes

Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Strauss - Death and Transfiguration

Honoring the Memory of Edward H. Schmidt


Karina Canellakis

Internationally praised for both her technical and lyrical command of the music, Karina Canellakis is the winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and has received glowing critical endorsements of her performances since first making headlines in 2014 filling in last-minute for Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s 8th symphony. She made her European conducting debut last June with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria, replacing the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and has been re-invited to Graz this coming June to conduct his orchestra, Concentus Musicus Wien, in four symphonies of a Beethoven Cycle. Currently in her second season as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony, she will conclude her tenure at the end of the 2015/16 season.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season feature her European debuts with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Trondheim, Kristiansand and Mälmo symphony orchestras, as well as North American debuts including the Toronto, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Florida and Jacksonville symphony orchestras, and the Louisiana Philharmonic, where she also appears as guest soloist. She will conduct opera projects including the world premiere of David Lang’s new opera The Loser at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Peter Maxwell Davies’ new opera The Hogboon with the Luxembourg Philharmonic, and Verdi’s Requiem at the Zurich Opera. In addition, she has been re-invited to conduct subscription programs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony and North Carolina Symphony.


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