2017-2018 Toledo Symphony Season

Listen Up.

Welcome to the Toledo Symphony's 2017-2018 season. This is the orchestra's 74th year bringing beautiful live performances to our region.

With this season, we take a fresh look at each series. You will still find the Classics, Pops, Mozart & More, Family, and Chamber Series subscription options that you love. But we have reconsidered the principles of our programming in an effort to better serve the needs of our audience and the artistic interests of our musicians. The result is a season that should encourage us all to "listen up" and engage with our concerts more closely.

In our flagship Classics Series, we present nine excellent concerts, filled with audience favorites that we have not performed in many seasons. This includes Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and Emperor Concerto: Dvorák's New World Symphony; Holst's Planets; Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra; Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique; and Mahler's Titan Symphony.

We are also fortunate to present the world premiere of two concerti: Lowell Liebermann's Cello Concerto and Alice Gomez's Latin Jazz Suite for Trumpet and Orchestra. With these works, the TSO resumes its commitment to advancing the orchestral repertoire and presenting the finest contemporary music to our audiences.

We are recommitting to festival programming as well. The Festival of 88 on the Welltower Mozart & More Series will delve into eight of Mozart's piano concerti in a new afternoon concert format. We are also excited to launch the North Star Festival, in which we collaborate with area organizations to explore the African American musical journey.

We are perhaps most proud to announce the Spotlight events, which showcase five of the finest female vocalists in their TSO premieres: star soprano Renée Fleming, Broadway's Audra McDonald, opera legend Kathleen Battle, and folk rock pioneers The Indigo Girls. Subscribers receive early access to tickets for these performances before they go on sale to the public.

Please review this brochure carefully, as we have curated each concert to maximize your enjoyment and musical experience. Then, please join us in a season that will make us all proud to be part of the TSO.

Thank you,


Zak Vassar
President & CEO
Robert Bell
Chief Artistic Officer

Merwin Siu
Artistic Administrator





CLICK HERE to view a full list of 2017-2018 Toledo Symphony Events.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017-2018 Classics Series.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017-2018 Spotlight Events.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017-2018 KeyBank Pops Series.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017-2018 Welltower Mozart & More Series.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017-2018 Andersons Family Series.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017-2018 Toledo Blade Chamber Series.

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