The Toledo Symphony to play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Posted Mar 11th, 2010 by Kristen Celek  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


The Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on Saturday, March 20 at 8 PM in the Peristyle.

Guest conductor Julian Wachner joins pianist Kirill Gerstein and the TSO for this special event concert. Gerstein returns to Toledo to play Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The TSO is also premiering Michael Torke’s Ecstatic Orange. This is one of his most widely-performed works, composed while he was a student at Yale in 1985. Torke is hailed as a “vitally inventive composer” (Financial Times of London).

Kirill Gerstein recently won the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award! Read more here from the New York Times: Young Pianist Thrust Into Elite Group.

Mr. Gerstein’s performance is made possible by the Norman C. Nitschke Foundation.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or by calling the box office M-F 9a-5p at 419-246-8000. Ticket prices are $20-50.

Bookmark and Share

Kristen Celek - Toledo Symphony Orchestra | Toledo, OH | | 419.418.0053 No Comments »

Leave a Reply