The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at The University of Findlay as part of the Concert and Lecture Series. The performance will be held in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Convocation Center.
The performance will include “Roman Carnival Overture” by Hector Berlioz, “II Convegno (The Meeting) Divertimento for Two Clarinets and Strings” by Amilcare Ponchielli, “Selections from Spartacus” by Aram Khachaturian and “Symphony No. 7” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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.
Jeffrey Pollock, resident conductor, will direct the orchestra. He is known for the “musicality of his performances, his innovative concert programming and for his ability to make connections with audiences,” according to the TSO website.
Georg Klaas and Jocylyn Langworthy will be featured as clarinet soloists.
Klaas has served as the principal clarinetist of Toledo Symphony since 2001. He received his formal training on the clarinet at Indiana University and the University of Southern California, where he earned the distinguished Mitchell Lurie Award in 2001. He has also performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra and the Chautauqua Festival Orchestra. He currently serves on the faculty of Ohio Northern University.
Langworthy joined the TSO as second clarinetist in 2000. Langworthy earned clarinet performance degrees from both the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California and did additional graduate studies at Boston University.
Langworthy has performed in the orchestras of many summer music festivals the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, and the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. She also has performed with the New World Symphony. Langworthy has performed with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, on the Toledo Symphony’s Blade chamber music series and Artists Up Close series, and live on WGTE public radio. She has been a featured soloist with both the Toledo and Cedar Rapids Symphonies and is featured on the CD Suite – Music by Alec Wilder on Riverview Records. Langworthy is also a founding member of the Toledo Clarinets, which will be releasing its first CD on Cambria records this fall.
In addition to performing, Langworthy has served on the faculties of several colleges and music schools throughout the country, including Grinnell, Cornell and Coe Colleges in Iowa and the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Currently, Langworthy maintains a private teaching studio in Toledo.
Klaas and Langworthy are married and live in Toledo with their 1-year-old twin daughters, Elsa and Freya.