Christmas at the Peristyle

Anderson Foundation Family Series

Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

December 7, 2019

Concert Time: 3:00 pm

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Alain Trudel, conductor
Toledo Opera Chorus
University of Toledo Children's Choir
Toledo Symphony School of Music

Anderson - Christmas Festival
Rimsky-Korsakov - Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
Adam, arr. Rutter - O Holy Night
Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Beethoven, arr. Sforza - Ode to Joy
Trad. (Shaker Hymn), arr. Sforza - Simple Gifts
Helms, arr. Wood-Scott - Jingle Bell Rock
Liszt, arr. Seay, orch. Taplin - Weihnachtslied
Tiomkin - Theme and Christmas Eve Finale from It's a Wonderful Life
Arr. Martin - Bethlehemu
Kantor - Night of Silence
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Bernard arr. Strommen - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Kick off the holiday season with Christmas at the Peristyle! This Saturday matinee will feature sing-a-longs, the talented Toledo Opera Chorus, the University of Toledo Children's Choir, Toledo Symphony School of Music students, and a special visit from Santa!

This performance is made possible through the generous gift of the Dana Charitable Foundation.

Please contact the Box Office at 419.246.8000 for information on child/student ticket pricing.

Music Director of the Toledo Symphony (USA), conductor Alain Trudel has been praised for his “immense talent as conductor, musician and performer” (La Presse). He is also Music Director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Guest conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel was also the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim.

Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 in Mozart’s Magic Flute and conducted the live recording of their 30th anniversary gala. He has been a regular guest since and in March 2017 he conducted to great acclaim (“The entire audience was on its feet for another standing ovation, with concertgoers shouting “wow” and “bravo.” Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Wall Triumphs in Montréal.”  Le Figaro, Paris) the world premiere operatic version of “The Wall”. Trudel will also lead the american premiere at the Cincinnati Opera in July 2018.

Always committed to upcoming generations of musicians, Trudel was Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2012 to 2014 and has regularly been invited to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. From 2011 to 2015 Trudel was Professor and conductor of the orchestra and opera orchestra at the University of Western and is now guess professor for orchestra and opera at the University of Ottawa.

First known to the public as “the Jascha Heifetz of the trombone” (Le monde de la musique), Alain Trudel has been a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide including Philharmonique de Radio-France, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Orchestra, Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna), Akiyoshidai and Hamamatsu festival (Japan). Alain is also a respected composer with performances across America and in Asia.

Alain Trudel was the first Canadian to be a Yamaha international artist, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia Parker, Charles Cros (France), Opus prize and Heinz Unger prizes. He has been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre and received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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