Carl Topilow Leads the Toledo Symphony Down Memory Lane This Weekend at Big Band Blast

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Celebrated Cleveland Pops conductor Carl Topilow will conduct a concert of big band favorites including Gershwin, Rodgers, Dorsey, Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman and more.

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Works by your favorite swing and jazz composers, including Gershwin, Rodgers, Dorsey, Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and more!

Celebrated Cleveland Pops conductor Carl Topilow will conduct a concert of the big band classics you love with the lush orchestral sound of a full symphony. There will be works by your favorite swing and jazz composers including, Gershwin, Rodgers, Dorsey, Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and more. Topilow, known for his versatility as both a conductor and clarinetist, is the founder of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, which is currently in its 18th season.

Big Band Blast will feature the Toledo Symphony’s own Garth Simmons as trombone soloist for A Salute to Tommy Dorsey arranged by Ed George. Simmons, who has been the principle trombonist with the TSO for 13 seasons, is an active soloist and chamber musician. In March of 2008 he premiered Cristopher Rouse’s Trombone concerto with the TSO and in 2013 he released his debut solo CD American Visions. Mr. Simmons is the adjunct Associate Professor of Trombone at Bowling Green State University.

This concert will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8PM at the Stranahan Theater.

For Tickets
Visit the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 1838 Parkwood Ave, Toledo (M-F 9-5), call (419) 246-8000, or click http://www.toledosymphony.com for online purchases. Tickets are also available at the door the evening of the concert. Tickets start at $25.

The Toledo Symphony
With roots as early as 1838, the Symphony sees itself as the musical heart of Northwest Ohio, supporting Neighborhood and Regional Concerts, a School of Music and three youth orchestras in addition to traditional concert offerings (Classics, Pops, Family, Mozart & More and Chamber).

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