As part of the University of Findlay’s fall entertainment lineup, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Legends, Myths and Heroes” concert on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for non-UF students. They are free for UF students, and $10 for UF faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Performing Arts Center box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. in downtown Findlay, and online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. An additional processing fee will apply.
The program will include “Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla” by Glinka; “Triumphal March” from Verdi’s “Aida,” Act 2; Khachaturian’s adagio from “Spartacus,” Suite No. 2; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” allegro con brio; “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Dukas; “Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun” by Debussy; and six selections from Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” (1919).
The orchestra will also pay tribute to the late Mariann Younger of Findlay, whose love for the arts and support of Toledo Symphony Orchestra concerts brought joy to many. Younger was particularly instrumental in volunteering for and contributing to the Mazza Museum. The Museum’s Dana Younger Gallery was named in her honor. In 2008 she was awarded an honorary doctor of fine arts by the University of Findlay.
Rei Hotoda will serve as guest conductor. She has guest conducted with many of today’s leading ensembles, such as the symphonies of Baltimore, Chicago and Dallas. As an accomplished pianist, she has also appeared as a featured soloist and conductor from the piano, and her recording credits are wide-ranging. Hotoda is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 2006 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowships, created by Marin Alsop to mentor women conductors. Financial assistance has included a Peabody Career Development Grant, the Women’s Philharmonic Scholarship and an Illinois Arts Council International Arts Exchange Grant.