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Toledo Museum of Art to feature four Great Performances in October

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Faculty members from the University of Toledo Department of Music will be among four Great Performances scheduled for October at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA). The other three performers include singer Judy Dye, harpsichordist Kristian Nyquist, and pianist David Friend.

“The Museum has four Great Performances planned for October. We appreciate Toledo’s continued support of this wonderful program and the performers who make these such worthwhile events for our visitors,” said Scott Boberg, TMA’s manager of programs and audience engagement. “We are fortunate in October to have two Great Performances in the GlasSalon and two in the Great Gallery, both wonderful spaces for these concerts.”

The following Great Performances will take place in October:


Great Performances: Judy Dye, The Music of Richard Rodgers

Sunday, Oct. 6: 3 p.m., GlasSalon

Singer Judy Dye performs classic works from the songbook of Richard Rodgers in a program that demonstrates how his music changed with his primary lyricists, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Dye will be accompanied by Tom Szor on piano.


Great Performances: Kristian Nyquist, Harpsichord

Sunday, Oct. 13: 3 p.m., GlasSalon

This recital features harpsichordist Kristian Nyquist performing the De Falla Harpsichord Concerto and other works for the instrument. The De Falla features the harpsichord with flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, and cello.


Great Performances: David Friend, Piano

Sunday, Oct. 20: 3 p.m., Great Gallery

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music, this special Great Performance features pianist David Friend performing John Cage’s groundbreaking masterwork Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946-48). Included in the exhibition is a pairing of Friend performing this work with the painting Number 1, 1951 by artist Ad Reinhardt.


Great Performances: University of Toledo Voice Faculty Recital

Sunday, Oct. 27: 3 p.m., Great Gallery

This recital features voice faculty members from the University of Toledo Department of Music.

Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, Hartmann & Associates, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.