The Toledo Symphony Orchestra, violin soloists and celebrated Argentine Tango dancers will collaborate for a special performance at the University of Findlay on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Tickets are on sale at the Marathon Performing Arts Center in downtown Findlay. Adult tickets are $25, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for UF faculty, staff and non-UF students. UF student tickets are free with a valid UF ID. They can be purchased online at www.marathoncenterarts.org, by calling the performing arts center at (419) 423-2787 or by stopping by the box office at 200 W. Main Cross St.
“The Four Seasons with a Twist,” presented as a conductor-less performance, features two compositions – the much beloved “Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi and a tango setting of the “Seasons of South America” by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.
During the South American seasons, dancers from The Ballroom Company, including Erin Myrice, Nicole Nieves, Kristin Rummell, Kyle Solomon and Gil Aromas will join the orchestra to illustrate the music through tango. UF’s Marie Louden-Hanes, art history professor, will narrate.
It’s the “Four Seasons” as you’ve never heard it before – Vivaldi’s beloved classic, paired with Astor Piazzolla’s tango-flavored depiction of changing seasons in his native Argentina. Just remember, when it is summer in Buenos Aires, it is winter in Italy! Season-season lovers will hear musical nods to Vivaldi’s masterpiece. Two Toledo Symphony Orchestra musicians, including Concert Master Kirk Toth and Merwin Sui, will perform in virtuosic solo roles.
Concert donors include Dr. George and Mrs. Shirlee Whitson, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Dr. Mariann Younger.
This event is part of the University’s Concert and Lecture Series.