Chamber array kicks off season

September 3, 2015 - garden totes


Valrie Kantorski and Ann Pope will be on palm to dedicate a Toledo Symphony’s refurbished grand piano during 3 p.m. Sept. 15 in a Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.


The Toledo Symphony will flog off a new deteriorate with a initial Blade Chamber Series unison during 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in a Toledo Club, and a special event: a reintroduction of a initial unison grand piano, a former Southworth Steinway.

The cover program, patrician “Quartet of Quartets,” will underline a reprise from a outstanding Aug. 15 Shostakovich Marathon presented by a band and Toledo Museum of Art: Quartet No. 7by a Russian composer.

Also designed are Leos Janacek’s Quartet No. 1, Kreutzersonate; Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 133, Gross Fuge, and, by contemporary American jazz composer-performer Chick Corea, The Adventures of Hippocrates. The Corea work was consecrated by a Santa Fe Chamber Music Society and is a usually fibre party Corea has written.

Tickets for a unison in a ancestral venue, 235 14th St., downtown Toledo, are $30-$35 during or 419-246-8000.

Two days later, during 3 p.m. in a Peristyle of a museum, a band will dedicate a refurbished unison grand piano, a benefaction of a late James G. Southworth, a University of Toledo professor.

From that day forward, a piano will be famous as a Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano, since of a benefaction from this inexhaustible internal humanities supporter.

Ready to showcase a new and softened movement and intensity will be a orchestra’s proprietor keyboard wiz, principal pianist and hilt of a Jonathan Orser Chair, Valrie Kantorski.

Joining her for some four-hand sorcery will be Ann Pope, a longtime behaving and recording collaborator.

The Kantorski-Pope Duo are Steinway Ensemble Artists who shaped their kinship in 1988 and have achieved around a U.S. in live concerts and on open radio and TV. They are three-time winners of a Graves Duo-Piano Competition, and won a Virginia E. Schrader Residency in Performing Arts during a Toledo Museum of Art. They have expelled a collection of Brahms’ Hungarian Rhapsodies on a Whaling City Sound label.

The Toledo Symphony now will have dual smashing Steinways for performers: a Dorothy Price instrument and a newer Jonathan Orser Steinway. This is generally accessible as a initial Classics Series unison will star sisters and twin pianists Ferhan and Ferzan Onder in a Sept. 25-26 openers.

For serve information, hit Anna Sankovich during 419-418-0055.

■ Grugelfest, a weekend of live jazz dedicated to a late musician Ralph Grugel, is set to take moody Sept. 11 in a Park Inn, 101 N. Summit St., downtown Toledo. Presented by a Earlyjas Club of Northeast Ohio, it gathers in some of a region’s tip performers for days and nights of one-of-a-kind performances.

In essence, this Radisson skill becomes a normal old-timey jazz club, with events spilling out into circuitously night spots. Traditional jazz, a la New Orleans and Chicago, will be a focus, with copiousness of ragtime piano thrown in.

A Grugelfest Eve eventuality is designed for a dusk of Sept. 10 in Ye Olde Durty Bird, with Ragtime Rick and a Chiefs of Dixieland holding sway.

Participating groups will embody Toledo’s Cakewalkin’ Jass Band; Climax Jazz Band from Toronto; a Local Girls of Athens, Ohio; Sister Jean, a Ragtime Queen, and ragtime pianist Tex Wyndham.

The grand culmination will be a jazz ceremony use during Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Ave., during 10:45 a.m. Sept. 13. A giveaway convey from a hotel will be supposing all purebred guests. A duck grill dish is to follow a service.

For tickets, revisit Ticketmaster during a Huntington Center, 419-321-5007. For room reservations call a Park Inn, 419-241-3000, or email

■ The final of Toledo’s bustling outside unison array are entrance to a close. The renouned Jazz in a Garden events during 6:30 p.m. Thursdays will hang adult with today’s opening by Quartet Bernadette and subsequent Thursday’s unison by Straight Up.

Admission is $6-$8, with children 12 and underneath free. Guests should move seating and might receptacle picnics of their possess or squeeze accessible refreshments from vendors in a garden. Entrance is from Bancroft Street, with giveaway parking and convey service.

Gesu Church will benefaction jazz songstress Ramona Collins in a giveaway unison during 5 p.m. Sept. 13 on a front grass of a sanctuary, 2049 Parkside Blvd. In box of rain, a unison will be changed indoors.

■ Ann Arbor’s renouned Kerrytown Concert House will concentration on universe song and jazz in events set for Sept. 11 and Sept. 14 during a ancestral residence venue, 415 N. Fourth Ave.

The Alberto Rojo Trio is slated to perform during 8 p.m. Sept. 11, bringing a full dusk of Argentinean folk songs and jazz stoical by Rojo, guitarist and vocalist, and organised with his players, Michael Gould, drums, and Jordan Schug, bass.

Jazz is on a low-pitched menu — plus a new manuscript recover — for a John Raymond Quartet during 8 p.m. Sept. 14. Joining trumpeter Raymond will be pianist Dan Tepfer, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Billy Hart.

The new album, Foreign Territory, is a work of Hart.

Tickets for possibly eventuality are $15-$30 during 734-769-2999 or

■ Not usually has propagandize started for students though several behaving humanities groups are gearing adult for their new seasons, including both of a area’s eccentric tyro choirs.

The Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio launched a new opening deteriorate with a one-day stay final week, a improved to get to know one another and founder-director Lisa Alleman.

Soon, rehearsals will begin, though new singers are still acquire in this organisation formed during Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 5217 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse.

For some-more information on fasten a choruses geared for singers class 3-10, call Alleman during 419-377-7710 and/​or revisit a choir’s website,

Young Voices of Greater Toledo, a choir for singers grades 3-10 headquartered during Monroe St. United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St., is looking for singers as well.

Denise Mathias, song executive during a church, is owner and executive of a group, that performs by a propagandize year.

Information and registration will take place during 6 p.m. Tuesday or 11 a.m. Sept. 12 during a church.

Each intensity thespian will accept a veteran analysis of his or her voice, and relatives can accommodate a staff.

For serve information, call 419-473-1167 ext. 230 or email

Send Classics mainstay equipment to during slightest dual weeks in advance.

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