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Stravinsky’s 1935 Toledo concert to be recreated Jan. 23

Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of music and pianist, and Merwin Siu, a violinist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, will perform a program of Stravinsky’s works for violin and piano, recreating a concert Stravinsky himself performed on the same stage 81 years ago with violinist Samuel Dushkin.

The free event will take place Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.

Dr. Michael Boyd, shown here performing in November, will take the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle stage Saturday, Jan. 23, for a tribute to Stravinsky.

Dr. Michael Boyd, shown here performing in November, will take the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle stage Saturday, Jan. 23, for a tribute to Stravinsky.

The UT Department of Music and the Toledo Museum of Art have a history of collaborating for performances, especially for the Great Gallery series.

“I give a lot of credit to Scott Boberg [Toledo Museum of Art manager of programs and audience engagement],” Boyd said. “The concert was his brainchild, to recreate Stravinsky’s Peristyle concert. It was a great honor to be asked to play the Peristyle, and I always enjoy the opportunity to perform with such a wonderful violinist as Merwin Siu.”

Boyd has played many solo recitals throughout the years. He also has performed across the country and internationally as well, and has presented two music lectures in Spain.

The pianist and Siu perform regularly with cellist Damon Coleman of the Toledo Symphony. The three comprise the Bezonian Trio, a chamber ensemble.

For more information, visit toledomuseum.org/events or utoledo.edu/cocaevents.

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