Toledo Symphony explores “The Science of Sound” with young audiences

Posted on: March 11, 2011

An article in Wednesday’s (3/9) Toledo Blade (Ohio) states, “ ‘Music is nothing more than vibrations,’ says Jeffrey Pollock, resident conductor of the Toledo Symphony. For young audiences at the third Mercy Family Series Concert at 3 p.m. March 20, he has designed a program that will explore how orchestra players generate sounds with good vibrations from string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Titled The Science of Sound, the concert in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle will feature a wide range of classical works designed to highlight basic elements of musical vibrations … Between musical pieces, Pollock and the musicians will demonstrate how various instruments produce sound, and how those sounds can be altered. … There’s even a part in the program where audience members will be invited to the stage to perform along with symphony professionals in a piece written by Nathaniel Stookey (‘The Composer is Dead’) that involves a glass harmonica. … The orchestra partnered with Imagination Station for this concert and experts from the downtown hands-on museum will demonstrate various musical basics in the Peristyle lobby 30 minutes ahead of the concert.”

Posted March 11, 2011