2020-2021 ProMedica Masterworks Series



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Friday, September 18, 2020
Valentine Theatre
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor

Beethoven – Symphony No. 1
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3

Every master of his craft has an origin story, and the great Ludwig van Beethoven is no exception. Hear his first symphony called “a farewell to the eighteenth century” against the music of his revolutionary Eroica Symphony, challenging the rules of composition and forever altering the course of symphonic music as we know it.

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Valentine Theatre
Concert Time: 2:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor

Beethoven – Symphony No. 6
Beethoven – Symphony No. 8

Hear and picture a colorful painting of the countryside and a tempestuous storm that looms ahead. Beethoven’s expert use of the orchestral palette in his Pastoral Symphony catapulted programmatic music to a new level. Then, delight to Beethoven’s sunniest symphony, full of energy and optimism. This piece is sure to inspire and charm.

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Valentine Theatre
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor

Beethoven – Symphony No. 2
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

Behind the exuberance of Beethoven’s Second Symphony was a man grappling with the reality of his growing deafness. Written during a period of intense emotional turmoil, Beethoven’s Second Symphony nonetheless exudes optimism. His mighty Fifth is perhaps music’s most famous example of an individual triumphing over the dictates of fate.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor

Brahms – Tragic Overture
Adams – Dr. Atomic Symphony
Richard Strauss – Don Juan
Khachaturian – Selections from Spartacus

As the music spins and unfurls, so do the stories of fate and destiny in this gripping program. From Strauss’s flamboyant Don Juan to John Adams’ mesmerizing take on the birth of the atomic bomb, experience love, tragedy, and the weight of worldly consequences told through the power of a symphony orchestra.

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Valentine Theatre
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor

Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
Bach – Italian Concerto
Stravinsky – Pulcinella

Journey to Italy without ever leaving your seat! Respighi’s gorgeous and melancholy third suite from Ancient Airs and Dances contrasts Bach’s effervescent Italian Concerto. End with Stravinsky’s sparkling Pulcinella written for a trio of singers and orchestra.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

Roustom – Adrift on the Wine-Dark Sea
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Rich colors captivate in this program for the senses! Hear Adrift on the Wine-Dark Sea by Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, hailed as “intensely soulful” and a “virtuoso” by The New York Times and top off the evening with the sensuous music of Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a symphonic page-turner brimming with spellbinding solos.

Friday, January 15 & Saturday, January 16, 2021
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor
Canadian Brass

Beethoven – Overture to Egmont
Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 (arr. for brass quintet)
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5

The world’s most famous brass group, the Canadian Brass, teams up with the Toledo Symphony in this powerhouse program featuring the strongest voices of the orchestra. Witness Shostakovich’s breathtaking Fifth as Canadian Brass and the TSO’s own brass section combine forces for a surround-sound finale you don’t want to miss!

Friday, February 5 & Saturday, February 6, 2021
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9

In his ninth and final symphony, Beethoven overcame his profound deafness and perceived limits of a symphony orchestra to compose one of the greatest works ever written. The capstone of this season’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, don’t miss this iconic masterpiece with universal messages of love, freedom, and humanity.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Valentine Theatre
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor

Mozart – Symphony No. 38
Dvořák – Symphony No. 7

Connected through time by space, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 were both inspired by the city of Prague. His most unique symphony, Dvořák’s Seventh is sometimes called his “tragic” symphony with its dark and foreboding themes.

Friday, March 5 & Saturday, March 6, 20201
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor
Kerson Leong, violin
TSYO Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
Bartok – Violin Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

From a grand rhapsody and haunting melody to a lively finale, hear Bartok’s Second Violin Concerto performed by Canadian violinist Kerson Leong who “displays remarkable mastery of the violin” (The Straits Times, 2019). Then, thrill to the soaring melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and his epic 1812 Overture with inspiring musicians of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Friday, April 9 & Saturday, April 10, 2021
Valentine Theatre
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Stewart Goodyear, piano

Ellington – Black, Brown, and Beige
Goodyear – Callaloo
Dawson – Negro Folk Symphony

Back by popular demand, pianist Stewart Goodyear performs his own rousing Callaloo, a Caribbean Suite for Piano and Orchestra. Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown, and Beige and William Levi Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony bookend this program celebrating the African-American musical experience.

Friday, April 16, 2021
Rosary Cathedral
Concert Time: 7:00 PM

Giordano Bellincampi, conductor

BGSU Choruses
Haydn – The Creation

Toledo favorite, maestro Giordano Bellincampi returns to lead the TSO and BGSU choruses in a work of personal significance, Haydn’s Creation. Hear this jubilant setting of the six most famous days in all of history at the glorious Rosary Cathedral.

Friday, April 30, 2021
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor
Susan Platts, mezzo soprano
Brandon Scott Russell, tenor
Jordan Wirth, Jonathan Smith, and Keith McWatters, percussion

Tan Dun – Water Concerto
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde

Written in partial response to the algal bloom in China, Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) composed an imaginative concerto for water percussion instruments and orchestra, celebrating water for its life-giving qualities. Featuring TSO percussionists, discover the amazing sounds that come from hitting, slapping, pouring, and swirling water. Paired with Mahler’s magical Song of the Earth, a piece that joins voices, orchestra, and heartfelt poetry, these works combine in celebration of Earth Day.

Friday, May 21 & Saturday, May 22, 2021
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor
Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, piano

Mathieu – Piano Concerto No. 4
Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2

Rachmaninoff once said of Canadian pianist Andre Mathieu that he was “the only one who can pretend to be my successor.” Dubbed the “Canadian Mozart,” hear Mathieu’s romantic and passionate Piano Concerto No. 4 and thrill to Rachmaninoff’s flashy Second Symphony.

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Peristyle Theater
Concert Time: 8:00 PM

Alain Trudel, conductor
Michael Chertock, piano

Wang Jie – Symphonic Overture on America, the Beautiful
Gershwin – Variations on I Got Rhythm
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Celebrate American music at our season finale! Enjoy Copland’s Appalachian Spring, two of Gershwin’s most beloved scores for piano and orchestra, and a beautiful rendition of America, the Beautiful you won’t soon forget.

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