Published Friday, October 19, 2018 1:00 pm
On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announced that due to personal reasons, Queen Latifah’s performance with the TSO, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2018, has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8 PM at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater. Fifth Third Bank remains the title sponsor for this one-night-only Spotlight Event.
“We share the disappointment of many Queen Latifah fans, who were excited for November’s concert,” said Zak Vassar, President & CEO of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. “We are very pleased to schedule a new date so quickly, and we look forward to an unforgettable night with Queen Latifah just a couple months later than originally planned!”
Any tickets already purchased will be transferred to the February date; no action is needed. Those seeking a refund may telephone the TSO Box Office at 419.246.8000.
With a Grammy Award and six nominations for albums in jazz, pop, rap, and dozens of film and television roles, the accomplished and multi-talented Queen Latifah will bring to the Peristyle stage a genre-defying program featuring selections for which she is best known, including jazz standards from her 2007 album Trav’lin’ Light, and songs from popular musicals including Chicago, Hairspray, and more.
Aside from music, Queen Latifah also has an extensive film career. She is most acclaimed for her film role in the 2002 hit musical Chicago, starring Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger. Her portrayal of prison matron Mama Morton gave her the opportunity to showcase both her singing talents and acting skills, earning her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress for her work in the film. She went on to receive strong reviews in the romantic comedy Bringing Down the House (2003), Beauty Shop (2005), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Hairspray (2007), Mad Money (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), and the 2012 TV remake of Steel Magnolias.
Spotlight Event Queen Latifah will take place Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8 PM at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater. Tickets are available at toledosymphony.com or by calling the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419.246.8000.
TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is a community-supported organization of professional musicians and teachers who deliver quality performance and music education for all.
Formed in 1943 as The Friends of Music and incorporated in 1951 as the Toledo Orchestra Association, Inc., the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has grown from a core group of twenty-two part-time musicians to a regional orchestra that employs sixty-five professional musicians who consider the Toledo Symphony their primary employer, as well as numerous extra players annually as repertoire demands. This year, the Toledo Symphony celebrates its 75th Anniversary season.
The Toledo Symphony reaches more than 260,000 individuals annually through performances and education programs. The series concerts (Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, Mozart in the Afternoon, and Family Series) are the critical underpinning of the orchestra’s artistic mission and regularly draw people from 135 postal zip codes. Additionally, Music Under the Stars, a free summer band concert series, is held annually at the Toledo Zoo. Education programs, student performances, and community concerts are held in schools, neighborhood churches, performing arts centers, and community facilities throughout the region; many are offered at no charge or provided at a reduced fee to help expand participation.
The Toledo Symphony is a member of the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA).