The Toledo Symphony Orchestra Celebrates this Holiday Season around the Region

Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:00 am

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) celebrates this holiday season with a variety of festive concerts and special events across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. From Christmas at the Peristyle and Handel’s Messiah to Toledo Ballet’s 78th Annual Nutcracker, these programs feature a collection of seasonal classics and traditional favorites for all ages.

The TSO has a long history of sharing symphonic music outside of its primary locations. Annually, the TSO reaches more than 11,000 individuals at neighborhood churches, schools, performing arts centers, and various community venues. These unique concerts expand the accessibility to arts programming and build lasting relationships with communities throughout the region.

“The musicians and production crew of the Toledo Symphony are preparing for the ‘most wonderful time of the year!’” says Rachel Zeithamel, Director of Education & Community Engagement for the Toledo Symphony. “We will perform twenty-five concerts in twenty-five days at twenty-one different venues. It is a lot of work but it is well worth the effort. The TSO is able to help communities, families, and organizations celebrate this special time of year. Chances are high that we will be performing at location near you. I hope you will join us and make your own memories!”


November 28, 2018 – St. Joseph Catholic Church (Sylvania, OH)

November 29, 2018 – Grace Lutheran Church (Fremont, OH)

November 30, 2018 – Clyde High School (Clyde, OH)

December 1, 2018 – Christmas at the Peristyle (Toledo, OH)

December 2, 2018 – Handel’s Messiah (Toledo, OH)

December 4, 2018 – Westgate Chapel (Toledo, OH)

December 5, 2018 – Clay High School (Oregon, OH)

December 6, 2018 – St. Patrick Catholic Church (Bryan, OH)

December 8, 2018 – Toledo Ballet’s 78th Annual Nutcracker (Toledo, OH)

December 9, 2018 – Toledo Ballet’s 78th Annual Nutcracker (Toledo, OH)

December 11, 2018 – St. Joseph Catholic Church (Maumee, OH)

December 12, 2018 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Napoleon, OH)

December 13, 2018 – First Lutheran Church (Tiffin, OH)

December 14, 2018 – St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (Temperance, MI)

December 15, 2018 – First Congregational Church (Toledo, OH)

December 16, 2018 – All Saints Catholic Church (Rossford, OH)

“As the Toledo Symphony marks its 75th anniversary, we cherish our role as ‘Toledo’s Symphony,’” says Zak Vassar, President & CEO of the Toledo Symphony. “For these 75 years, we have shared the joy of music across our region—from classrooms and community centers to churches and concert halls. It is especially meaningful to do this at the holidays, when music brings us together and helps us to celebrate together.”

The Toledo Symphony’s holiday performances begin on November 28, 2018 and conclude on December 16, 2018. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419.246.8000.

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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).

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