November 20 - 21, 2020
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Every master of his craft has an origin story, and the great Ludwig van Beethoven is no exception. Hear his First Symphony, called "a farewell to the eighteenth century," paired with his iconic Fifth, perhaps music's most famous example of an individual triumphing over the dictates of fate. The BTVN419 performances are made possible by the Rita Barbour Kern Foundation.
The health and safety of our audiences, musicians, staff, and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us. We're continuing to follow the social distancing guidelines recommended by the State of Ohio to ensure the safest environment for all. In-person tickets are sold out. CLICK HERE to learn more about streaming options.
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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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The Café will open for TSO patrons at 5:30 PM and close at 7:30 PM. Seating capacity has been reduced to comply with the Governor’s COVID-19 guidelines and waiting will not be allowed in the Herrick Lobby for entry to the Café. The following are the Food and Beverage Service policies and procedures, written to adhere to the Governor's order and approved by the Health Department. These obligations will need to be followed by all patrons and will be overseen by staff.
All food and beverage must be consumed while guests are seated at guest tables. This requirement applies in the Café as well as for the bar service available in Herrick Lobby. Patrons will enter the Café wearing masks, order, and then they may remove the masks when seated and actively consuming food and beverage. Any time they get up and leave the table, they must wear a mask.
The Cash Bar will be set up in Herrick Lobby and will have beer, wine, soft drinks, and coffee available for purchase. The beverages will be served in disposable cups with lids. Beverages cannot be consumed on the way to the Peristyle. Patrons must be seated before masks can be removed and beverages are consumed. Masks are required when not actively consuming beverages. We discourage cash as payment, preferring credit cards for the safety of our guests and service staff.
Dine at the Museum Café prior to the performance!
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