Arts and Culture

  • Views: 258 Into the Fire -

    This Toledo Stories presentation explores the remarkable 50 year history of the Studio Art Glass Movement that began at an innovative workshop held at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962.  "Into the Fire" features glass artists from around the nation celebrating the work of three visionaries who led the original 1962 workshops; ceramics artist Harvey Littleton, chemist Dominick Labino and the Director of the Toledo Museum of Art, Otto Wittmann.

  • Views: 338 WGTE in Concert: Pictures at an Exhibition -

    WGTE Public Media, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Symphony present a unique performance of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

    During the performance, renowned artist Felix de la Concha paints a dynamic portrait of the orchestra as seen from his chair, for the audience to watch in real time.  This fusion of music and painting adds another layer of visual artistry to the orchestra’s already-nuanced performance.

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  • Views: 423 Toledo Museum of Art: Founder's Day Program

    Mu Phi Epsilon, the international music fraternity, will presents its Founder's Day Program in the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art. Performers include the Scandia String Quartet, pianists Michael Boyd and Wendene Shoop, and vocalists Erik Johanson, Janet Taylor, and Shasha Noori. Barbara Kondalski will be narrator.

  • Views: 391 Toledo Museum of Art: Putting it together

    On October 10th the Toledo Museum of Art hosted a special slate of performers in the Great Gallery.

  • Views: 611 Creative Life -

    The Creative Life reveals how four extraordinary people used their drive and imaginations to forge long and productive lives. The Arts are at the forefront of each of their individual experiences as Olga Boone and Marie Vogt share their stories and love of dance, Jon Hendricks talks about jazz and Ellen Wilt explains her journey as a visual artist. Although each has a unique background, they all have one thing in common—their passion for their art. Their stories show us how they have created lives that keep them inspired.

  • Views: 952 Toledo Symphony Orchestra: Music Among Us -

    A revealing look at the Toledo Symphony Orchestra's remarkable history. Viewers will find out how the Orchestra came into being, and more importantly, how the orchestra and its musicians invigorate the cultural life of Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

    A soundtrack featuring live Toledo Symphony performances along with poetic narration and striking visual images come together to explore why a resident orchestra is vital to the life of our region.

  • Views: 1370 Reverence: Toledo Ballet -

    For more than 70 years, Toledo Ballet has been a vibrant leader in our region's performing arts community. Its acclaimed annual presentation of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, is the longest-running in the nation.

    Now, for the first time, WGTE will take viewers into the world of Toledo Ballet, following young dancers as they are diligently nurtured and encouraged to achieve the highest standards of artistic accomplishment. Révérence: Toledo Ballet includes rare experiences onstage and backstage, as dancers and instructors at Toledo Ballet share their creative passion, and bring the joy and inspiration of dance to thousands of patrons and students in Northwest Ohio.

  • Views: 1439 House that Glass Built -

    For a century Toledo has been known as the “Glass City” due to the importance of Toledo as the center of America’s Glass Industry. The influence of glass extended not only to employment and economics of Northwest Ohio, but also to the culture and civic pride of the community.  The power of this influence can still be experienced at the Toledo Museum of Art and the new Glass Pavilion.

    Explore the glass manufacturing industry, the studio glass movement and the remarkable history of philanthropy that put Toledo on the map.

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  • Views: 952 Legacy of Glass -

    A complete history of the glass making process, from Michael J. Owens' invention of the bottle-making machine to Libbey Glass and Toledo's other great glass manufacturers to the independent artists who turned the medium of glass into one of the most beautiful forms of artistic expression. Learn the behind the scenes processes of glass making and hear the artists own stories about this art form's fascinating past.

  • Views: 557 A Clear Vision: Architecture, Art and a Culture of Transparency (Part Two)

    This day-long symposium explores the design and significance of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion. Dr. Katerina Tuedi Ray, Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, moderates this discussion held on May 9, 2005. The Glass Pavilion, designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, Ltd., is explored prior to the completion of it's construction through the lens of history, art, design, technology and exhibition.

  • Views: 474 A Clear Vision: Architecture, Art and a Culture of Transparency (Part Three)

    This day-long symposium explores the design and significance of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion. Dr. Katerina Tuedi Ray, Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, moderates this discussion held on May 9, 2005. The Glass Pavilion, designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, Ltd., is explored prior to the completion of it's construction through the lens of history, art, design, technology and exhibition.

  • Views: 519 A Clear Vision: Architecture, Art and a Culture of Transparency (Part Four)

    This day-long symposium explores the design and significance of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion. Dr. Katerina Tuedi Ray, Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, moderates this discussion held on May 9, 2005. The Glass Pavilion, designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, Ltd., is explored prior to the completion of it's construction through the lens of history, art, design, technology and exhibition.

  • Views: 592 Lemaxie Glover -

    Glover, a Toledo native and nationally-recognized sculptor, is profiled. Generations of students benefited from Glover's expert teaching ability as an instructor in the Toledo Public Schools, and art lovers everywhere are keenly aware of Glover's unique sculpting style, whether in large-scale public places or smaller, more intimate works.

  • Views: 953 Tatum Legacy -

    One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Nearly blind, Tatum's artistic vision and ability made him an icon of jazz piano; a musician whose impact will be felt for generations to come. The Toledo native was mostly self-taught, but did receive some formal piano training at the Toledo School of Music.

  • Views: 863 Whatever Happened to Paint by Numbers? -

    This documentary film explores the 1950's craze from its beginnings as a post-World War II hobby to its current resurgence as a collectible by enthusiastic fans. Narrator Dan Robbins started it all as an artist for the Palmer Paint company, which later became known as Craft Master. His concept for a fill-in-the-spaces paint set became one of the biggest fads in history.

  • Views: 620 Young at Art -

    An exploration of the importance of arts education in the public schools. Teachers, administrators, parents and students make the connection between higher test scores in math, science and reading to proficiency in the arts. Students create paintings, sculpture and mixed media works for a juried art show. Follow their progress and success.

  • Views: 124 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Twelve

    The Tower Brass Quintet presents a program of holiday music, featuring Christmas carols and other seasonal favorites.

    Brian Bushong and Larry Herman, trumpets; Bernice Schwartz, horn; Daniel Saygers, trombone, and David Saygers, tuba

  • Views: 164 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Eleven

    Toledo Symphony violinist Rita Lammers and Steinway artist Sergio Ruiz present a preview of their program called "Music from the Fringe."

    Rita Lammers, violin
    Sergio Ruiz, piano

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  • Views: 178 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Ten

    Star singers from Toledo Opera's production of La traviata join us live in the studio for favorites by Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, and more.

    Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano
    Scott Bearden, baritone
    Edward Hanlon, bass-baritone
    Kevin Bylsma, piano

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  • Views: 408 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Nine

    Sandra Clark, Principal horn of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, joins pianist Stefan Kasch for music by Jean Francaix and Alec Wilder.

    Sandra Clark, horn
    Stefan Kasch, piano

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  • Views: 349 Studio Sessions: Live from FM91 | Season Three, Episode Eight

    Toledo's own Sax 4th Avenue quartet joins us live in the studio for a high-powered performance.

    Sax 4th Avenue: Stanley George; Kevin Heidbreder; Shannon Ford, and Jason Yost (more about Sax 4th Avenue can be found here)

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  • Views: 290 Studio Sessions: Live from FM 91 | Season Three, Episode Seven

    Flutist Amy Heritage, cellist Robert Clemens, and pianist Michael Boyd perform music by Carl Maria von Weber and Joseph Haydn. Also, an excerpt from George Crumb's lyrical and haunting "Vox Balaenae" (Voice of the Whale).

    C.M. von Weber: Scherzo from Trio in G Minor for flute, cello and piano, opus 63
    C.M. von Weber: Schäfer's Klage (Shepherd's Lament) from Trio in G Minor
    Haydn: Allegro from Piano Trio #28 in D major
    George Crumb: "Sea-Nocturne (for the end of time)" from Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)

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  • Views: 550 Studio Sessions: Live from FM91 | Season Three, Episode Six

    Singers from the Toledo Opera's "Opera on Wheels" program perform live in our studio.

    TOLEDO OPERA YOUNG ARTISTS

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  • Views: 293 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Five

    Garth Simmons, principal trombonist for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, joins us for live performance and conversation.

    Garth Simmons, trombone
    Michael Boyd, piano

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  • Views: 224 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Four

    Recorded on March 4, 2011.

    Pianists Pierre and Sophia van der Westhuizen perform live in our studio.

  • Views: 225 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Three

    Recorded on February 11, 2011.


    Singers from the 2011 Toledo Opera Gala, The Romance of the Ring, perform live in our studio.

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  • Views: 201 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode Two

    Recorded on January 7, 2011


    Toledo Symphony musicians Merwin Siu and Damon Coleman join pianist Michael Boyd for piano trio excerpts by Ravel and Shostakovich.

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  • Views: 166 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Three, Episode One

    Recorded on December 3, 2010.

    Bowling Green-based Barbershop chorus The Voices of Harmony joins us live in the studio for a Christmas-themed program.

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  • Views: 172 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Twelve

    Violinist Gabriel Bolkosky is joined by pianist Joel Hastings and cellist Derek Snyder, for excerpts from the Piano Trio in D Minor by Mendelssohn.

    Hastings-Bolkosky-Snyder Trio:

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  • Views: 178 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Ten

    Clarinetist Kevin Schempf and pianist Robert Satterlee perform works by Alexandre Tansman, W.A. Mozart, and Francis Poulenc.

    Kevin Schempf, clarinet
    Robert Satterlee, piano

  • Views: 155 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Nine

    Recorded on August 6, 2010.

    The Toledo School for the Arts Chamber Winds perform music by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Haydn, and more, live in our studio.

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  • Views: 153 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Eight

    Recorded on June 4, 2010

    Early music ensemble Musica Antigua de Toledo joins us live in the studio for performance and conversation.

  • Views: 246 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Seven

    Recorded on May 7, 2010

    Singers from Toledo Opera's Young Artist program join Brad Cresswell for live performance and conversation.

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  • Views: 172 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Six

    Recorded on April 2, 2010.

    Cellist Damon Coleman and pianist Michael Boyd perform live in our studio.

  • Views: 155 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Five

    Recorded on March 5, 2010.

    The Quelque Chose Horn Trio performs music by Brahms, Koechlin, and Still. 

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  • Views: 150 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Four

    Pianist Lambis Vassiliadis deconstructs the Mephisto Waltz No.1 of Franz Liszt from the keyboard, and performs an excerpt from the Liszt transcription of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

  • Views: 186 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode Three

    Recorded on January 8, 2010

    Pianist Greg Kostraba joins members of the Toledo Clarinets for a program of music by 20th-Century composers.

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  • Views: 177 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Season Two, Episode One

    Recorded on November 6, 2009.

    Scott Bearden and Margaret Lattimore, stars of Toledo Opera's production of Verdi's Falstaff, perform live in WGTE's Dana Performance Studio.

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  • Views: 188 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Twelve

    Heiden and Hindemith

    Grammy Award-winning hornist Andrew Pelletier and pianist Kevin Bylsma perform selections from the Horn Sonatas of Bernard Heiden and Paul Hindemith.

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  • Views: 171 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Eleven

    Recorded on August 7, 2009

    The Toledo Diocesan Choir performs a program of liturgical works by Mozart, Victoria, Dawson, and more.

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  • Views: 184 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Ten

    Recorded on July 10, 2009

    Violinist Merwin Siu and pianist Phoenix Park-Kim preview their upcoming CD, which features music by African-American composers.

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  • Views: 153 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Nine

    Recorded on June 5, 2009.

    The Salzedo Harp Duo (Nancy Lendrim and Jody Guinn) perform selections from their CDs Short Stories and Simple Gifts.

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  • Views: 161 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Eight

    Recorded on May 1, 2009.

    University of Toledo professors (and Toledo Trio members) Rico McNeela and Michael Boyd perform a program of music for violin and piano.

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  • Views: 160 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Seven

    Recorded on April 10, 2009

    The Dodworth Saxhorn Band (based in Ann Arbor, MI) brings the brass band classics of 19th century America to WGTE's Dana performance studio.

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  • Views: 204 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Six

    Recorded on March 6, 2009.

    Mezzo Abby Powell and bass Cory Clines perform a program of art songs by German composer Richard Strauss.

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  • Views: 189 Studio Sessions: Live From FM91 | Episode Five

    Toledo Symphony cellist Robert Clements will perform selections from Bach's First Cello Suite, plus Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, "The Swan" by Saint-Saens, and other favorites with pianist Valrie Kantorski.  This program is hosted by Greg Kostraba. 

  • Views: 352 Studio Sessions: Live From FM 91 | Episode Four

    Thanks to a generous grant from The Nancy K. and Gene G. Phlegar Trusts, FM 91's awarding-winning classical music interview and performance program hosted by Greg Kostraba, "Live From FM 91" comes to WGTE TV!

    Sunday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m.
    Toledo Symphony cellist Robert Clements will perform selections from Bach's First Cello Suite, plus Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, "The Swan" by Saint-Saens, and other favorites with pianist Valrie Kantorski.

  • Views: 307 Studio Sessions: Live From FM 91 | Episode Three

    Performance by bass-baritone John Shuffle & soprano Nancy Williams Shuffle.

  • Views: 1012 Studio Sessions: Live from FM91 | Episode One

    Katie Jones, flute & Julie Buzzelli, harp
    Original Broadcast Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Flutist Mary Catherine (Katie) Jones is an orchestral and chamber musician, soloist, and instructor in Northwest Ohio. In addition to presenting solo recitals in the Eastern United States, she has also performed as Principal Flute with the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Opera Orchestra, and the Hot Springs Festival Orchestra. She has also performed with the Savannah Sinfonietta and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard as principal flute and piccolo on the Naxos American Classics CDs, Edmond Dede - Orchestral Works and Louis Moreau Gottschalk - A Night in the Tropics.

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