The Toledo Museum of Art rises to the front of the classics scene this weekend with slate full concert offerings and unique musical events.
The Ken Thomson Sextet, featuring Ken Thomson, composer, sax, and clarinet player from the Bang on a Can All Stars and the punk-jazz combo Gutbucket, performs at 8 p.m. Thursday in the GlasSalon; tickets $15 Museum members, $20 nonmembers.
Jazz vocalist Sara D'Angelo
Jazz Vocalist Sarah D’Angelo explores social justice in jazz with songs of revolution, peace, and harmony with a free concert as a part of It’s Friday! 6:30 p.m. Friday in the GlasSalon.
Finally, legendary ambient/avant garde composer Harold Budd presents an artist talk 6:30 p.m. Saturday followed by a rare public concert at 8 p.m. in the Peristyle. The performance will include a world premiere of a suite for keyboards and string ensemble, Petits Souffles; tickets are $15 for museum members and $35 nonmembers.
Budd will give an additional gallery talk at 3 p.m. Sunday in Gallery 1 discussing how the visual arts have been a constant source for his compositional inspiration.
All events are at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. For tickets and more information, call 419-255-8000 or visit toledomuseum.org.
■ The Toledo Opera opens its 2018 season with a family friendly production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute sung in English. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m Sunday at the Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. For tickets and more information, call 419-255-7464 or visit toledoopera.org.
■ Beatbox saxophonist Derek Brown performs a master class at 2 p.m followed by a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Recital Hall, University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts, 1910 W. Rocket Drive; park in Lot 12. For more information, call 419-350-2448 or visit utoledo.edu.
Organist Aaron David Miller performs a recital 4 p.m. Sunday at Monroe Street United Methodist Church.
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■ Internationally acclaimed organist and composer Aaron David Miller presents a free recital of music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Handel, and his own compositions at 4 p.m. Sunday at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. For more information, call 419-473-1167 or visit monroestumc.com.
■ The BGSU Concert Band performs at 8 p.m. Friday in Kobacker Hall; tickets are at $10. The BGSU Student Chamber Jazz Ensembles perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bryan Recital Hall.
Flutist Conor Nelson gives a free Faculty Artist Series Recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bryan Recital Hall. All three events are in Moore Musical Arts Center, BGSU. More information at 419-372-8171 or bgsu.edu/arts.
■ The Owens Community College Concert Band presents its free fall concert of music from Star Wars, Chicago, Mamma Mia!, Star Trek, and The Glenn Miller Story. Veterans will be recognized and honored on this 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with patriotic music and readings. Euphonium player, sophomore Aaron Bremer will be the featured soloist. The music begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. For more information, call 567-661-7081 or visit owens.edu.
■ The Toledo Piano Teachers Association presents a program “Teaching Outside the Box” given by Rebecca Harold at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 West Laskey Rd. The program is open to the public.
■ The University Musical Society presents the Jerusalem Quartet joined by legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. On the program is Richard Strauss’ Sextet from Capriccio, op. 85, Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. For tickets and more information, visit ums.org.
■ Marcus Tardelli presents an evening of world music at 8 p.m. Thursday. The Ben Jansson Quartet presents an evening of jazz 8 p.m. Saturday. Both performances are at the Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. For tickets and more information, call 734-769-2999 or visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
■ Deadline for applying for the 2018 Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Merit Awards is Oct. 22. The program recognizes outstanding local artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts with financial awards. More information and application guidelines can be found at theartscomission.org/forartists.
■ Singers are sought to participate in an All-Bach Festival to be held Feb. 17. The concert will feature two cantatas: BWV 1 Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern and BWV 125 Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin. Cost to participate is $10 per singers with a max of $50 for any church or organization. Rehearsals include: sectionals at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church Maumee and at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Collingwood Presbyterian Church.
The main rehearsal will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Participants must attend at least one sectional and the main rehearsal. Space in the choir is limited; please respond by Oct. 31 to Dennis Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dennis Blubaugh at email@example.com.
■ The Sandusky Concert Association offers four performances on its 2018-19 concert line-up. O Solo Trio performs Bravissimo Broadway at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The Firelands Symphony welcomes violinist Andres Cardenes 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Mélange offers an evening of audience-participation chamber music 7:30 p.m. March 7. The North Coast Concert Band gives a free encore performance 3 p.m. May 5. Concerts are slated for the Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Tickets and more information at sanduskyconcert.com.
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