Music Under the Stars Series Begins This Sunday, July 12

Posted Jul 8th, 2009 by Ashley Mirakian  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


TOLEDO, OH – Music Under the Stars 2009, a summer series of FREE musical events featuring the Toledo Concert Band, and lead by Sam Szor, begins Sunday, July 12th at 7:30pm at the beautiful Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre. The unique, family-friendly series is now in its 57th year under conductor Sam Szor. An estimated 2 million loyal audience members have attended since its inception.

The 2009 series will take place every Sunday at 7:30pm from July 12th to August 16th. The six concerts are a slight reduction in events from previous years, as sponsor support remains critical to Music Under the Stars operations.

Returning lead sponsors include The Andersons, Inc., Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and UAW Region 2-B. Mercy Health Partners has joined these lead sponsors for 2009. The Toledo Zoo and the Toledo Symphony continue to provide essential in-kind, material, and administrative support.

“This wonderful tradition of free concerts would not be possible were it not for the generous support from the sponsors,” Toledo Concert Band manager, Keith McWatters, offered. “Providing six concerts featuring the area’s most talented professional musicians and entertainers is a wonderful tribute to the sponsor’s investment in quality of life programs for our community and region.”

“I am pleased to begin my fifty-seventh season of Music Under the Stars,” said Sam Szor, conductor. “The support of this community has been overwhelming and I look forward to another wonderful season.”

Join the Toledo Concert Band, conductor Sam Szor, commentator Gordon Ward and local guest artists at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre (2700 Broadway) beginning Sunday, July 12.

July 12
Partnership – Rodgers and Hammerstein
Cassandra Ballet of Toledo
Cassie Okenka, Broadway vocalist

July 19
Clearly U.S.A.
The Voices of Harmony Chorus, Bowling Green
Organist Guild

July 26
Dominant Force: Disney
Pride of Toledo Barbershop Chorus
Cheryl Trace, David Dyer and The Suzuki Kids

August 2
A Broadway Journey
The Glassmen
Toledo Ballet

August 9
Leroy Anderson: Musical Events
Heinzman Irish Dance

August 16
Swingin’ Band
Manhattan Dance Company

Note: Although Music Under the Stars is a free concert, non-Toledo Zoo members will have to pay for parking ($6) in the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot.
For more information on the Zoo and parking, please visit www.toledozoo.org.

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