The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform an all-Bach concert at The University of Findlay at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. The performance is part of the University’s Concert and Lecture Series.
George and Shirlee Whitson, Whitson Properties, and Rick and Jackie Norton are sponsors for the concert.
The concert will include “Sinfonia in D Major” by C.P.E. Bach, “Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major” by J. S. Bach and “Viola Concerto,” composed by French musicologist Henri Casadesus in the style of Bach.
Valentin Ragusitu is the Concerto soloist. Ragusitu, distinguished as a principal violist of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, soloist and chamber musician, joined the Symphony in 1999.
In a special guest appearance, Stefan Sanderling will conduct the evening’s concert. Sanderling, son of the late legendary conductor Kurt Sanderling, is a leading international conductor of his generation. He has held the position of principal conductor and artistic adviser of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra since 2003, a post which led to his hugely successful debut at Carnegie Hall as part of the “Spring for Music” series conducting Previn’s “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” and the powerful Shostakovich Symphony No. 6. Sanderling also holds the position of conductor emeritus and artistic adviser of the Florida Orchestra.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $10 for students. Admission for UF undergraduate and graduate students is free, but a ticket is required. UF faculty and staff may purchase tickets for $15. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 419-434-5335 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.