The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform “An Evening of Distinctively American Music” at The University of Findlay at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The performance is part of the University’s Concert and Lecture Series.
Audience members will hear American pieces including “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein, “Second American Symphonette” by Morton Gould and more. Along with orchestral sounds, pianist Michael Boyd will perform “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin.
As a concerto soloist, Boyd has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Dearborn Symphony, the Eastman Chamber Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. His solo recitals have taken him across the United States and beyond to Austria, Belgium, Greece and Spain. Boyd is a professor of piano at the University of Toledo and was recently named a Steinway Artist.
Jeffrey Pollock will conduct the orchestra, which is in its 69th consecutive season. He is an international conductor known for the musicality of his performances, his innovative concert programming and for his ability to make connections with audiences. Currently in his third year as the resident conductor of the Toledo Symphony, he crafts all of the orchestra’s 50+ community concerts, pops offerings and family events. This season, he will make his Classics Series debut and is likewise being featured on the Mozart and More Series.
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
Written by Sarah Foltz