Toledo Symphony tackles romantic favorites this weekend
Published Thursday, April 6, 2017
by WAYNE F. ANTHONY | SPECIAL TO THE BLADE
The Toledo Symphony tackles romantic favorites this weekend as it welcomes violinist Augustin Hadelich center stage with Alain Trudel on the conductor’s platform.
On the program are Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36, Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53, and Lili Boulanger’s D’un Matin de Printemps (Of a Spring Morning).
The Boulanger piece is a Toledo Symphony premier. Younger sister of the famous French musical pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, Lili Boulanger died at the young age of 25 leaving behind only a tiny collection of post-impressionist manuscripts, sparkling with a harmonic vocabulary hinting at the genius that would have come with age.
Trudel is the music director of l’Orchestre Symphonic de Laval and principal youth and family conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Hadelich is a Grammy Award-winning artist who has performed extensively worldwide with performance credits this season including the New York Philharmonic, the Dresden Philharmonic, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
Performances happen at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. Tickets and more information are available at 419-246-8000 or toledosymphony.com.