The Juliet Letters
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
3d ago
In this episode, we welcome soprano and arts administrator Mickey Emch back to the fold. Mickey is the vocal soloist for Elvis Costello's classical-esque take on one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Juliet Letters. We'll examine the music from this concert, including Beethoven's first string quartet and music for brass trio by Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum (who is also a friend and colleague of TSO Music Director Alain Trudel). And taking our cue from Beethoven's "first" in the quartet genre, we focus our quiz on various composer's very first published works ..read more
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Mary Poppins!
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
2w ago
We gear up for one of the most exciting family-friendly events of the season: Mary Poppins in Concert with the Toledo Symphony! Guest Conductor Daniel Meyer provides a glimpse behind the curtain of what it takes to bring this Disney film classic to life on the stage of the Stranahan Theater. We'll get to know Daniel inside and out, and of course, we'll test our Mary Poppins I.Q. with the quiz of the day. Tune in for a jolly 'oliday of a show ..read more
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Stewart Goodyear Returns
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
3w ago
We welcome dynamic pianist/composer Stewart Goodyear back to Toledo to perform his own music: the Caribbean-inspired dance suite for piano and orchestra, Callaloo. Not only do we hear what went into the creation of this saucy dish, we get to know Stewart himself through personal stories and shared insights. We also talk about two other "dance" works on the program: John Adams' The Chairman Dances, and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. And in keeping with tradition, we have a trivia-filled quiz of the day, Guess the Rock. Is it Sergei Rachmaninoff (AKA "Rach"), Dwayne Johnson (AKA "The Ro ..read more
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A SymphonyLAB New Year!
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
1M ago
We ring in 2023 SymphonyLAB style with our predictions and resolutions — plus our favorite moments from the past year (and what we're looking forward to in 2023). And of course, it just wouldn't be a party without a quiz! Test your movie trivia knowledge with our Twixmas Movie Quote quiz! But most importantly, we wish all of you a Very Happy New Year ..read more
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TSLAB at 200!
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
1M ago
In the midst of the Holidays, we find yet another reason to celebrate: Toledo SymphonyLAB's 200th episode! Our intrepid panel tests their TSLAB 101 as they take a walk down memory lane and talk about our favorite episodes from the past few years. Speaking of favorites, do you have a favorite special audio effect from the soundboard? Be sure to tune in and hear ours! *crowd cheer with applause ..read more
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A Swingin' Christmas
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
1M ago
It's A Swingin' Christmas as we welcome not one but two Scotts: Scott Lavender and Scott Potter, conductor and trumpeter/President respectively of the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. We hear the ensemble's backstory and open up the discussion with newly minted Artistic Director of the TJO, Alain Trudel. But wait, there's more... as we test our scottological IQ with our quiz of the day, "Great Scotts in History ..read more
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Nutcracker 82
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
2M ago
It's a full house as we celebrate the Toledo Ballet's 82nd annual Nutcracker! On the phone is the ballet's Artistic Director Eric Otto and in the studio are the Toledo Symphony's Music Director Alain Trudel - PLUS the TSO's Vanessa Gardner, Rachel Schultz and Natalie Frushour. Join us for a (mostly) made-up tag-team retelling of the Nutcracker story; insights into this newly choreographed, inclusive production, and of course, a Pop Up Plié Quiz ..read more
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Christmas with Aubrey
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
2M ago
It's Christmas at the Peristyle like none other, as we welcome singer and trombonist extraordinaire Aubrey Logan to the show. Fellow trombonist and conductor Alain Trudel is in-house for the panel, as we hear all about Aubrey's formidable talents. And we test our literary knowledge with a Christmas Quotes Gone Wrong quiz ..read more
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Thanksgiving with Handel
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
2M ago
We preview and celebrate the annual Toledo Symphony performance of G.F. Handel's Messiah at Rosary Cathedral, alongside our customary TSLAB nod to Thanksgiving. Special guest Mickey Emch (who sings in Messiah) joins us for an extended dinner party, with plenty of music, fun, and quizzes – including a healthy dose of Handel and a dollop of Turkey trivia ..read more
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The Great American Songbook
Toledo SymphonyLab™
by WGTE Public Media
2M ago
TSO Music Director Alain Trudel leads us into an in-depth exploration of The Great American Songbook, which is also the theme behind the Toledo Jazz Orchestra's debut concert as part of the TSO family (with Alain at the helm). We also touch on the upcoming concert with singing sensation Ledisi, who brings her Nina Simone tribute to the Peristyle. And, if you're a fan of Jazz and Big Band, you'll want to tune in for our quiz of the day ..read more
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