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Our Mission Statement

The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra is a community-based, professional ensemble dedicated to providing an opportunity for talented area musicians to perform a variety of high-quality concerts and educational programs that augment the cultural life of the community.

Our Directors

Meet Travis Jurgens among three guest conductors of the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra. Travis Jurgens, a winner of the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting, has conducted the Colorado and Alabama Symphony Orchestras, Boulder Philharmonic, Denver Philharmonic, Macon Symphony, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Illinois Valley Symphony, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Orquestra de Cadaques, among others. He has worked with esteemed conductors, including Michael Tilson Thomas and Marin Alsop, who invited Travis to attend the Conductors Guild Composer/Conductor Workshop in the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for two consecutive summers. He also studied conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, which is under the direction of Robert Spano.

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Our Rich History

The Perrysburg Symphony was founded in 1961, under the guidance of founder Juliet Beck, Thelma Smith and Robert Boyd and its first conductor, Frank Menichetti.

Under the direction of conductor Joesph Morin, the orchestra began performing throughout the Toledo area, offering music in many genres at varying levels of difficulty.

Achieving symphony status by 1970, conductor the late Samuel Szor guided the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra for the next twenty years. During Szor's tenure, he brought a higher level of sophistication to the orchestra program. The concerts had central themes and often featured soloists and ensembles.

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