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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.

Director of Music Robert Mirakian
Robert Mirakian was appointed Music Director of the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra in June of 2012 after five seasons as Music Director of the Richmond Philharmonic, in Richmond, VA. In Ohio he has conducted neighborhood, regional, and young people's concerts for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and Toledo Symphony Concert Band, directs the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras' Concert Orchestra and Toledo Symphony School of Music's Vivace! String Ensemble, works as Assistant Conductor for the Toledo Opera, and serves as Director of the University of Toledo Symphony Orchestra. In demand as an adjudicator and clinician for high school and middle school orchestras, he has worked with students in Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia--where he was also Director of Orchestral Studies at Christopher Newport University. He completed his doctoral studies at The University of Indiana and resides in Naples Florida with his wife Ashley, daughter Annabelle Jane and two dogs.

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Our Rich History
The Perrysburg Symphony was founded in 1961, under the guidance of founder Juliet Beck 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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