The Glassmen will perform with the Toledo Symphony in a concert next spring as part of the symphony's 60th anniversary season. Other guest artists performing with the Toledo Symphony as a part of this anniversary celebration include renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Andre Watts. The March 5 and 6 concerts will feature Russian trumpet virtuoso
Sergei Nakariakov in a performance that includes Arban's "Carnival of
Venice." The Glassmen will join the symphony for a rousing finale performance of Respighi's "Pines of Rome." Other events are also in the works for the weekend, including a master class with some of the featured performers. These performances continue the decade-long relationship the corps has built with the Toledo Symphony. The Glassmen have done several concerts with the group over the last ten years, and continue to do an annual performance at the Toledo Zoo for the symphony's "Music Under the Stars" summer series. "I'm really excited to continue this relationship and carry it to the next level," said Brian Hickman, executive director for the Glassmen. "Both our organizations are gaining more recognition and changing the face of the Toledo arts arena. This will hopefully be the first of many such cooperative efforts with groups in the Toledo area. With growing recognition and prominence at a national level, this collaboration with the TSO further highlights both organizations at a local level." The Glassmen have also performed recently in conjunction with the Rochester Hills Symphony and Lima Symphony, playing for more than 15,000 people at these events. More details about the March concerts will be released in the spring.