Gene DiNovi began his musical life as a jazz pianist on 52nd Street — New York’s legendary Swing Street” in 1945. It was a remarkable and life-changing journey for the fifteen-year-old DiNovi, from hanging around outside the clubs, listening raptly to the music of Art Tatum, Lester Young, and Billie Holiday, to his being invited to sit in with them⠀ ⠀ Legendary jazz pianist Gene DiNovi — who performed alongside all the jazz greats, including Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, and Lester Young — joins new TSO Music Director and virtuoso trombonist Alain Trudel to perform special arrangements of hits from the Golden Era of Jazz. This is the fourth concert in our 2018-2019 KeyBank Pops Series. Subscribe now to guarantee your seats and save!⠀ ⠀ I am so excited to perform alongside my friend, the talented Gene DiNovi in this program that showcases all of the jazz greats. You're really in for a treat! - Alain Trudel, Music Director⠀ ⠀ I'm Getting Sentimental Over You⠀ March 9, 2019⠀ Stranahan Theater⠀ Concert Time: 8:00 PM⠀ ⠀ Get your tickets to these, and other great performances ahead of time and receive up to a 20% discount by becoming a Toledo Symphony Subscriber!⠀ ⠀ www.toledosymphony.com/listenup 💎
“From thunderous chords through ripping scalar passages, the ease of his virtuosity never overshadows the overall musical intent and sensitivity of his interpretation.⠀ ⠀ The result was two romantic tours de forces offered with a ripping fire and drive that could only be labeled stunning at the least, and breathtaking at their best.” - The Blade⠀ ⠀ Don’t miss out in the second performance of Symphonie Fantastique tonight!
Rehearsals for Symphonie Fantastique are over, and they sounded 'fantastique'! Looking forward to seeing everyone at this weekend's performances.
TSO Marketing Manager Allie Dresser discusses this weekend's upcoming performance, and her favorite composer Sergei Rachmaninov. Join us this weekend for Symphonie Fantastique and experience the music live with your Toledo Symphony!
To understand the full story behind this weekend’s Symphonie Fantastique, our friends at @QCSymphony had this lovely illustration put together. ⠀ ⠀ Enjoy! 😊
Toledo Symphony Music Director Alain Trudel joins us on the Toledo SymphonyLab podcast to answer YOUR questions.⠀ ⠀ Phone in and ask away!⠀ ⠀ ☎️: 419-418-0012
Center stage. 🎙⠀ ⠀ Photo by @travelingpoemsalesman
In our Diamond Anniversary Season, we showcase our incredible musicians, celebrate our community, and welcome some of the finest guest artists from around the globe! Here are some of our featured artists from next season.⠀ ⠀ Ellis Hall - Protégé of Ray Charles, Tower of Power's Ellis Hall has a compelling five-octave vocal range. In a career spanning over four decades, Hall has electrified audiences throughout the world with his soulful R&B.⠀ ⠀ Leonardo Colafelice - Do you remember the dynamic duo from our 2017-2018 Season Opener? Awe-inspiring pianist Leonardo Colafelice and conductor Giordano Bellincampi return to the Peristyle stage next season for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, a work full of virtuosity, drama, and edge.⠀ ⠀ Get your tickets to these, and other great performances ahead of time and receive up to a 20% discount by becoming a Toledo Symphony Subscriber!⠀ ⠀ www.toledosymphony.com/listenup 💎