Norwalk Reflector: Toledo Symphony to perform at Sauder Village
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Toledo Symphony to perform at Sauder Village

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM

ARCHBOLD — Returning to Sauder Village for the 30th year, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra will present an evening concert in Founder’s Hall.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. March 7. The Black Swamp Arts Council once again is partnering with Sauder Village to co-host this year’s performance.

“It is always an honor for us to welcome The Toledo Symphony Orchestra to Sauder Village,” said Kim Krieger, who handles media relations at Sauder Village. “Again this year the program will include a wonderful mix of musical selections and is sure to delight music lovers of all ages.”

The evening concert also provides a reason to arrive at Sauder Village early to enjoy a meal at the Barn Restaurant. Recognized throughout the region for home-style favorites like roast beef, Barn chicken and real mashed potatoes, enjoying a meal in the relaxed setting of the Barn Restaurant will make the night even more special.

This is the 17th year for the Black Swamp Arts Council to co-host this popular event with Sauder Village, a non-profit organization. The 2019 concert is underwritten by the Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Parkview Physicians Group and Archbold Furniture Co.

“We are happy to be working with Sauder Village again this year,” said Diane Tinsman, Black Swamp Arts Council board president. “Thanks to the generosity of our underwriters and patron supporters, complimentary tickets are available to students from local schools to attend this amazing Toledo Symphony performance at Sauder Village.” 

Recently appointed music director of the Toledo symphony, conductor Alain Trudel will lead the evening performance at Sauder Village.

Trudel is also the music director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, principal youth and family conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and was the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor. He has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 in Mozart’s “Magic Flute” and conducted the live recording of the 30th anniversary gala.

Always committed to upcoming generations of musicians, Trudel was conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2012 to 2014. He regularly has been invited to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. From 2011 to 2015, Trudel was professor and conductor of the orchestra and opera orchestra at the University of Western and is now guest professor for the orchestra and opera at the University of Ottawa. He has been a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Philharmonique de Radio-France, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Orchestra, Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna), Akiyoshidai and Hamamatsu festival (Japan). Trudel is also a respected composer with performances across America and in Asia.

Trudel is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia Parker, Charles Cros (France), Opus prize and Heinz Unger prizes. He has been named an ambassador of Canadian music by the Canadian Music Centre and received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.

For tickets information, call 800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org or stop by the welcome center at Sauder Village.

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