Since 1993, the Black Swamp Conservancy has conserved and restored some of the Northwest Ohio region’s most important natural resources, protecting more than 17,400 acres. Support their continued efforts during the 8th annual Bluegrass & Green Acres Fundraiser. Held on the banks of the Maumee River in downtown Toledo, the evening of food, music and
Legends often share a spotlight with the towns where they grew up. But Art Tatum’s best kept secret during his rise to titanic status in the world of jazz piano was his hometown. Dr. Imelda Hunt, author of The History of Art Tatum, 1909 – 1932, and founder/director of New Works Writers Series, is a
The United States is no monarchy, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have royalty. Bow to the legend herself, Queen Latifah, as she performs with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for a special evening of jazz, pop, rap and song. Have a chance to win tickets to the show here. $50+ | 8pm | Saturday, February
Soprano Margaret Barron hosts Great Performances: Black Migrations, exploring the lives and journeys of African Americans through poetry, journal entries and music. Travel and the act of being uprooted by force are important themes in African American History. Margaret will invite poets, speakers and musicians to present and get the audience involved with group sing-alongs.
Classical pianist André Watts returns for his stunning eighth guest appearance with the Toledo Symphony. Watts began his career at the age of 16, making his debut with the New York Philharmonic and has since performed with orchestras all over the world. The recipient of countless awards and achievements, including the title of Distinguished Professor
Steve Reich spent much of his young life on trains. The legendary minimalist composer’s parents divorced just a year after he was born, so he bounced between his father in New York and his mother in Los Angeles. It occurred to him later in life that, as a Jewish man, the trains he took between