Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra

PO Box 575
Perrysburg, OH 43552


The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra is a community-based, community-supported musical organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for talented area musicians to perform in a semi-professional orchestra through a variety of high quality concerts and programs which augment the cultural life of the community.

The Perrysburg Symphony was founded in 1961, under the guidance of founder Juliet Black and its first conductor, Frank Menichetti.

Under the direction of conductor Joseph 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 Samuel Szor guided the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra for the next twenty years. During Szor's tenure, be brought a higher level of sophistication to the orchestra program. The concerts had central themes and often featured soloists and ensembles.

Szor's contributions were innovative and included the Community Messiah Sing-a-long and the Valentines Dinner Concert.
Joining the symphony in 1990, John M. DiCostanzo proved to be a remarkable music director during his five years of leadership. Enriching concert music, from classical to pops to monumental classics, was performed.

The addition of the Perrysburg Symphony Chorale in 1994 completed the musical offerings of this fine orchestra.

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