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Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying live music, brews, jambalaya and more at Alexandria’s annual Winter Blues Fest. Local musicians, The Millstream Mojo Blues Band, will warm up the crowd both nights. On Friday evening, enjoy a mix of blues, jazz, reggae and more by The Josh Garrett Band. RB Stone and his band will be performing on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from Winter Blues Fest will benefit the Mazza Museum at The University of Findlay.
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will join for this Valentine’s Day program.
The bands will perform “The Beatles: Love,” music from the popular Cirque du Soliel show, music from “West Side Story,” highlights from “Phantom of the Opera” and more. The featured soloist will be Kelly Lewis, saxophonist and pianist.
The bands will be under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music at The University of Findlay.
If you enjoy unearthing hidden or forgotten gems, the Full Sound Chamber Group has a program just for you. The group comes to Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, with musical selections from the classical repertory that are seldom if ever heard, but probably deserve to be performed more often. Selections include a sinfonia by Johann Hasse, some “ear candy” written by pianist and composer Vincenzo de Meglio, and a “small symphony” by Gustav Jensen. Last but not least is a more familiar sing-along, “Give Thanks.” The Full Sound Chamber Group consists of five brothers: Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola; Racham Loritsch, cello; Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. The family group has been performing together for five years. Both Shalem and Tsidqah perform with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in Delaware.
Just in time for the Oscars, the Toledo Symphony brings the films we love to life. From Bernstein’s “West Side Story” to Williams’ “Star Wars,” the power, beauty and sometimes the humor of these and other masterful scores will evoke wonderful memories and delight film lovers of all ages.
Now in its 72nd Season, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is proud to be the musical heart of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan reaching more than 260,000 individuals through performances and music education programs annually. Through Classics, Pops, Chamber, Mozart & More, and Family Series concerts, the TSO has built a strong reputation nationally for its artistic excellence and community and educational programming.
Grammy-nominated conductor Sara Jobin has a passion for opera, American and new music. As Chief Conductor of the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York since 2011, she premiered and recorded Michael Dellaira’s The Secret Agent in New York, followed by performances in Hungary and France. A Leonard Bernstein Music Scholar, Jobin studied conducting with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine. In 2004, she had made history as the first woman to conduct mainstage subscription performances at the San Francisco Opera.
Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance of Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, in Yoder Recital Hall. Mark J. Suderman, Bluffton professor of music, will conduct the performance, also featuring regional soloists and orchestra.
For more information, contact Suderman at email@example.com or 419-358-3364.
Part of the Arts Partnership’s After Hours series.
The New York-based jazz group features heavy horn-driven compositions that meld jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, gospel, R&B, and rock. General admission tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door.
Ticket sales will begin Aug. 10 for Arts Partnership patrons and on Aug. 24 to the public.