2018-2019 ProMedica Masterworks Series

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater.

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September 21 & 22, 2018

Alain Trudel, conductor
Featuring dancers from Toledo Ballet

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Dietz - Caldera
Tchaikovsky - Selections from Swan Lake

A new era begins as Alain Trudel launches his first season as Music Director of the Toledo Symphony! Dancers from Toledo Ballet join us for great moments from Tchaikovsky's unforgettable Swan Lake. Beethoven's dramatic Fifth Symphony tops off the evening with one of the most famous themes in all music.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Alain Trudel, conductor
David Saltzman, tuba
Holly Carr, silk painting artist

Rimsky-Korsakov - Tsar Saltan Suite and the Flight of the Bumblebee
Adler - Tuba Concerto*
Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Stravinsky - Firebird Suite

One night only—this breathtaking program brings together three Russian masters of music, including the flaming colors and soaring melodies of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances. Artist Holly Carr joins the TSO on stage and creates a panoramic silk painting during a live performance of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. You don't want to miss this exhilarating program that includes the world premiere of Samuel Adler's haunting Tuba Concerto, performed by TSO's own David Saltzman.

*World premiere


November 16 & 17, 2018

Alain Trudel, conductor
Featuring members of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras

Smith - Star-Spangled Banner
Williams - Born on the Fourth of July
Zwilich - Symbolon
Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)

Members of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras perform side-by-side with their professional TSO counterparts in an epic orchestra to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. We pay tribute to the courageous men and women who served this great country and the world with John Williams' Born on the Fourth of July, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Symbolon—first performed in the Soviet Union in 1988—and Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, "A Hero's Life."



January 11 & 12, 2019

Alain Trudel, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Nielsen - Aladdin March
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 and 2
Sibelius - Finlandia

Back by popular demand from the pivotal program that brought together Alain Trudel and the TSO, Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to the Peristyle stage and reunites with our new Music Director in this program inspired by the icy landscape of Northern Europe.



February 1 & 2, 2019

Alain Trudel, conductor
André Watts, piano

Grieg - Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"

A living legend, André Watts is the only soloist to have performed with every TSO music director since Serge Fournier in the 1970s. Make history and join André Watts for his eighth appearance with the TSO—and his first in 15 years! We pair Grieg's romantic Piano Concerto with Tchaikovsky's gorgeously melodic and profoundly emotional Symphony No. 6. Don't miss this program of incredible pathos and passion.



February 22 & 23, 2019

Lio Kuokman, conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, piano

R. Schumann - Overture to Genoveva
C. Schumann - Piano Concerto
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Rumors of a love triangle between composers Robert Schumann, his wife Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms have intrigued the classical music world for over a century. This program takes a closer look at the serendipitous intersection between three young composers, poignant love, and music born from tragedy.



March 15 & 16, 2019

Alain Trudel, conductor
Michèle Losier, mezzo soprano

Hadley - The Ocean
Chausson - Poème de l'amour et de la mer
Debussy - Clair de lune
Debussy - La Mer

Claude Debussy's most sensuous masterpiece La Mer, and its rich depiction of the sea, powers an evening of oceanic works by Hadley and Chausson. Critically-acclaimed mezzo soprano Michèle Losier joins the TSO in Chausson's Poème de l'amour et de la mer (Poem of Love and the Sea).



April 5 & 6, 2019

Giordano Bellincampi, conductor
Leonardo Colafelice, piano

Cherubini - Medea Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 "Scottish"

Take a tour of the Scottish countryside in Mendelssohn's brilliant Symphony No. 3. Audience favorites, conductor Giordano Bellincampi and internationally-acclaimed pianist Leonardo Colafelice, return to the Peristyle stage for this program, which also features Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, a work full of drama, edge, and awe-inspiring virtuosity.



May 17 & 18, 2019

Alain Trudel, conductor
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo soprano
Assembled choruses

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

No other work in the symphonic repertoire so completely brings together musicians and audiences in communion. Music Director Alain Trudel combines a larger-than-life orchestra and a massive chorus of community singers to perform Mahler's heart-stopping soundscape that unites life, death, and ultimate resurrection.


Friday, June 7, 2019

Alain Trudel, conductor
Hannah White, violin

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Goulet - Beatles Fantasy
Daugherty - Metropolis Symphony

One night only! TSO joins legends of pop culture in this light classics program. Finalist of the 2014 Sphinx Competition, violinist Hannah White joins the TSO for Goulet's Beatles Fantasy, featuring the rock group's most famous songs in gorgeous classical arrangements. Michael Daugherty's Metropolis pays symphonic tribute to the legend of Superman and all of its iconic characters.

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