Toledo Symphony Concert to Feature Bowling Green Elementary Student

Published Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is pleased to announce the Young People's Concerts for the 2017-2018 school year.

The first of two concerts is titled "Mash ups and Samples…Music and Recycling" which will be presented on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:45 and 11:00am. These 40-minute concerts will be held at the Greek-inspired Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater.

Featured on the concert will be Evie Van Vorhis, a third grader at Conneaut Elementary School in Bowling Green. Miss Van Vorhis has been singing since she was 4 years old and currently studies with Ms. Kim Buehler of Sylvania, Ohio.  Highlights of her career include leading the National Anthem at BGSU and UT athletic events, as well as prior to a Martina McBride concert and a Walleye hockey game.

Also joining the TSO will be Glass City Steel from Toledo School for the Arts, and Riley, the recycling puppet from Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful. Owens-Illinois will be providing additional content to be featured on large, HD screens over the orchestra.

“Our community partners have outdone themselves this year” said Rachel Zeithamel, Director of Education at the Toledo Symphony.  “O-I, Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, TSA, plus great music by Bach, Beethoven and Khachaturian; add in a few surprises and it is sure to be an educational and entertaining experience!” added Zeithamel.

Tickets are $5 per student and adult chaperones are free. In addition to admission to the concerts, teachers and homeschool parents also receive access to the online Teacher’s Guide which will help prepare their students for the concert. Students of all ages will find the concerts educational, however programming is geared towards 4-6th grades. To order your tickets, visit

For more information contact Rachel Zeithamel, Director of Education at

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