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Letter, Otto Klemperer: London, May 1971

To Whom It May Concern:

Mr. Yuval Zaliouk has been my assistant in the past year at recording sessions as well as rehearsals for concerts. At these occasions I have seen him prepare and conduct parts of Bruckner's Eightth and Mahler's Second Symphonies. He has very good taste musically and is technically skillful. Therefore, I am pleased to recommend him highly as a good conductor and musician.

Otto Klemperer
London, May 1971

Letter, The Toledo Symphony: August 6, 1989

Dear Yuval:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of The Toledo Symphony, I am very pleased to send you the enclosed Resolution which was unanimously and enthusiastically adopted at the March 16, 1989 Quarterly Board Meeting.
Earlier, the Symphony's Executive Committee unanimously endorsed this Resolution, and recommended it to the full Board.
It is our sincere hope that this Resolution will convey our thanks to you for your years of service to the Symphony, and will be meaningful to you.
Byron West
Vice President

Resolution: The Toledo Symphony

Whereas, Maestro Yuval Zaliouk will conclude his tenure as Music Director and Conductor of The Toledo Symphony at the end of the 1988-89 season; and, Whereas, during the years he has held this position, The Toledo Symphony has developed and matured to become recognized as an outstanding regional orchestra; and, Whereas, Yuval Zaliouk has devoted his time and energies unstintingly to the advancement and promotion of The Toledo Symphony as a major artistic incluence in Toledo and Northwest Ohio; and, Whereas, he has earned the admiration and respect of the entire community for his diligent efforts to bring music into the lives of people of all ages;
Therefore, Be It Resolved:
The Board of Trustees of The Toledo Symphony, in appreciation and recognition of his dedicated service, superior performance, and valuable contributions as Music Director and Conductor, confers upon Maestro Yuval Zaliouk the title of Conductor Lauerate of The Toledo Symphony; and, Be It Further Resolved: This action shall become effective at the conclusion of the 1988-89 season.
March 16, 1989

Letter, Bowling Green State University, College of Musical Arts: May 1, 1984

Dear Yuval:
Congratulations on an outstanding concert with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra last Saturday evening. Ilana and I were fortunate to be in the audience for what must be seen as a truly historic performance by the TSO. I have never heard a performance of the Rite of Spring with such clarity and drive. I agree with Boris Nelson, you are developing the orchestra beautifully!
Richard Kennell
Assistant Dean
(Bowling Green State University, College of Musical Arts)

Letter, American Symphony Orchestra League: April 24, 1984

Dear Mr. Zaliouk:
The 1984 ASCAP Awards recipients have now been determined. I am pleased to inform you that the Toledo Symphony Orchestra has been selected as the first prize winner in the Regional orchestra category. Your orchestra will receive a cash award of $2,000 and a plaque commemorating your commitment to new music programming during the last season.... On behalf of the ASCAP Symphony and Concert Committee and the American Symphony Orchestra League, I congratulate you and your orchestra for the significant accomplishment this award represents.
Catherine French
Chief Executive Officer

Letter, National Endownment for the Arts, Washington, DC: May 20, 1988

Dear Mr. Zaliouk:
... The Orchestra Panel felt there were strong solo players and section leaders in the Toledo Symphony; the intonation was careful and the winds were unusually sensitive; the overal sound was distinctive, bright, and clear; and there was vitality and alertness in the playing.
The history of the repertoire has been imaginative during the past several years; however, the panel did find the 1987-88 subscription programming more traditional. In addition, they found the non-subscription programs more adventuresome than those on the subscription series. The Orchestra Panel felt the Symphony has demonstrated a strong commitment to performing new and contemporary music. They noted several works commissioned by the Toledo Symphony. ...
Sincerely yours,
Jan Stunkard
Orchestra Program Specialist

YZ, the end of the alphabet, the start of a new era!

YZ Will Be Here! Interim Chief Conductor, Yuval Zaliouk, Conducts Six Concerts. In 1975 Mr. Zaliouk took on the task of rebuilding the then defunct Haifa Symphony Orchestra, returning it to its rightful place as one of the three major symphony orchestras in Israel. This season, apart from his appearances in Edmondton and the USA, Mr. Zaliouk continues his strong associations with British and European orchestras. See this internationally acclaimed conductor with your own ESO!
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