Greater Toledo International Youth Orchestra to present free
concert at The Peristyle
The Greater Toledo
International Youth Orchestra
will present a free concert Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 2 p.m.
in the Peristyle Theater at the Toledo Museum of Art.
More than 40 student musicians will play a variety of classical
pieces, including Sinfonia in G by Mozart, Violin
Concerto in A minor by Vivaldi, and the Radetsky March
by Johann Strauss. The student musicians represent several
school districts in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
This is an annual event for the string orchestra, led by
conductor Yang Kun Song and assistant conductor David
Oliver. The Greater Toledo International Youth Orchestra is
supported in part by The University of Toledo and guided by Dr.
Jason Stumbo, Director of Visual and Performing Arts.
Earlier this year, the orchestra traveled to Qinhuangdao and
Nanchong, Toledo’s sister cities in China. In 2020, the group
plans a trip to Japan. The Greater Toledo International Youth
Orchestra will represent the City of Toledo as part of the 20th
anniversary of the sister city relationship between Toledo and
Toyahashi. They will perform there, and hope to add other
performances as they visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto.
Mr. Song has led the GTIYO on tours around the world since 2013.
Besides touring China twice, the group has performed in Germany,
Switzerland, Canada, and Austria.
The Greater Toledo International Youth Orchestra is a 501(c)(3)