Free Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras Concert this November

Published Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:00 pm

On Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4 PM at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater, the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras (TSYO) present their first concert of the season that is free and open to the public thanks to a generous gift from Joseph and Judith Conda.

“We are grateful for the Condas’ gift to our youth orchestra programs and are very excited to present our first concert of the season,” says Joan Weiler, Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras Coordinator. “Their generosity gives us the opportunity to serve more students in coming generations and expand our musical offerings in the community.”

The TSYO is composed of three orchestras, the Concert Strings, Symphonic Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra, each performing three pieces on Sunday afternoon’s program. TSYO Solo Competition winners LyAnn Samkari (Violin), Evan McCord (Marimba), Solim Kim (Flute), and Sarah Munson (Violin) will perform at 3:30 PM to kick-off the program.

Under the direction of conductors Betsy Cranston and Kathleen Schnerer, the TSYO Concert Strings will perform the concert with del Borgo’s Concertino in G, Gruselle’s arrangement of Macleod’s Over the Sea to Skye, and Dackow’s arrangement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 Finale.

The TSYO Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Matthew Forte will perform Arturo Márquez’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo, Elgar’s Nimrod, and Leidig’s arrangement of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 Finale.

To close the program, the TSYO Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Wasim Hawary will perform Kabalevsky’s Overture to “Colas Breugnon,” Barber’s First Essay for Orchestra, and conclude with Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain.

The Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras present four performances each year. Upcoming performances include the TSYO’s Concert II on February 9, 2020, the TSYO’s annual Side by Side concert on March 22, 2020, and the TSYO Pops concert on May 10, 2020.

The Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras’ first concert of the 2019-2020 season is Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4 PM at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater. This concert is free and open to the public.

The Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra concerts are presented through a generous gift from Joseph and Judith Conda.


As part of the core educational mission of the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras bring together over 220 of the most talented students from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in an atmosphere of musical excellence. Dedicated staff members and musicians work hard to give a top-quality musical education to all students regardless of financial circumstance. The Toledo Youth Orchestras have been in existence for over 65 years. Starting out as a small group of friends meeting for fun, the organization grew into what we know today.

The TSYO currently includes three orchestras: the Philharmonic, Symphonic, and Concert Strings that perform 4 concerts per season. The TSYO is able to serve students ages 8-18 from over 50 area schools. We aim to find a place in the orchestra where each student will be challenged to grow musically with skill-appropriate repertoire.

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