Toledo Symphony Orchestra to perform


GREENVILLE — Darke County Center for the Arts will present Toledo Symphony Orchestra at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, April 29; the concert begins at 8 p.m.

The program entitled “An Evening of George Gershwin” will feature Michael Chertock performing Gershwin’s magnificent music on the piano.

“Toledo Symphony is made up of excellent musicians who love to play; this concert showcases their joy in performance as well as their diverse musical skills,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins.

Formed in 1943, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra reaches more than 260,000 individuals annually through their performances and education programs, having grown from a core group of 22 part-time musicians to now include 65 professionals who consider TSO their primary employer. The orchestra will be conducted by Grammy-nominated Sara Jobin, known for her passion for new and American repertoire. Soloist Michael Chertock, who in addition to serving as principal keyboardist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra teaches piano at University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1999, performing Duke Ellington’s New World A’Comin’.

Greenville Federal and Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial are sponsoring this performance by Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives funding from the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, as well as DCCA memberships.

Tickets for the Toledo Symphony concert cost $30 for adults; students will be admitted for half price. To reserve tickets, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or [email protected]; tickets may be purchased at DCCA’s office located within Greenville Public Library as well as online at Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the performance which begins at 8 p.m.

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