Toledo Symphony Responds to Stay-At-Home Advisory and Takes Beethoven 1 & Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto Virtual Only

Daily Dose  |  11/19/2020 4:00 pm

Due to the Ohio Governor Mike Dewine’s recommendations and Lucas County’s recent stay-at-home advisory related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will perform without a live, in-person audience this weekend at Beethoven 1 & Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Instead, the performance will be available for free to the general public on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8 PM on the TSO’s new TAPA Streaming platform at

“Through this crisis, our vision has been to serve our community with live performances,” says Zak Vassar, President & CEO of TAPA. “Music and movement are so critical now, as we crave an escape from the headlines. While our extensive safety protocols have kept our performers and audience members safe so far this season, we recognize that it’s appropriate to take this weekend’s performances of music by Beethoven and Mozart completely virtual.”

The virtual program on Saturday evening includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s First Symphony, referred to as a “farewell to the eighteenth century,” paired with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring the TSO’s Principal Clarinet Georg Klaas as soloist with the orchestra.

“Fortunately, with the launch of TAPA Streaming two months ago, we remain nimble,” says Vassar. “We are so lucky to continue presenting top-notch performances even without an audience. Since many people in our area will find themselves at home with more time on their hands, I encourage folks to create a virtual date night and tune into our concert on TAPA Streaming at 8 PM Saturday. It’s good music and, I think, quite healing for the soul.”

In addition to the TAPA Streaming platform, the performance will be available for free on the new TAPA Streaming apps for Apple TV and Roku devices.


What: Beethoven 1 & Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8 PM

Cost: Free
More info:
Call 419.246.8000, Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM

Ticket holders may turn in their tickets as a charitable contribution to the Toledo Symphony and receive a tax deduction receipt.

For more information about Beethoven 1 & Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, please contact Vanessa Gardner, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts at [email protected].