The international collective, Music in Familiar Spaces (MFS) will host “Beer & Bach” at the Black Cloister on September 24. With the aim of “reaching out to new audiences through innovative and accessible concerts,” MFS brings classical performances to the local scene with travelling musicians in local venues from city to city.
Now in its 75th season, the Toledo Symphony welcomes new musical director Alain Trudel. With a long and brilliant career in the arts as a conductor, composer, and concert trombonist, Trudel began with TSO in July.
As Michael McDonald tours this summer to promote the recent release of “Wide Open,” his first album of new material in 17 years, he is getting a boost of exposure through what might seem like unlikely collaborations with younger and decidedly hip artists.
The bandmates recall their musical style, each filling in where the others trail off. Responses, collectively, ramble forward, with the threesome finishing each other’s sentences in an effortless flow of sarcasm, giggles and banter, similar to the way their voices float and blend into one another in song, constantly building off of the other to create silky, simplistic folk overtures.
It’s a good feeling when you can make the Reverend Horton Heat –aka Jim Heath—laugh so hard he nearly drops his phone. I tell the Reverend (not an official title, in case you were wondering) the first song I played for my daughter after she was born was his decidedly irreverent, entendre-laced party anthem “Let
When it comes to music, passion and dedication are a huge part of success. That commitment and drive make local entertainer, Tim Oehlers’ music well-rounded, educated, and eloquently heartfelt.