Join the Firelands Symphony Orchestra for a season of exciting musical variety, including nationally known guest musicians, familiar classics and popular favorites. To introduce new listeners to this local treasure, FSO is offering each first-time season subscriber a 50% discount off regular single ticket prices.
The season kicks off Aug. 24 with a free outdoor pops concert with the FSO and renowned soprano Kishna Davis. Davis is acclaimed throughout the United States and Europe for her performances in opera, with orchestras and as a solo concert artist. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Cleveland Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and the Oregon, Pacific, Phoenix, and San Francisco symphonies.
Guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy beautiful music in the picturesque surroundings of McBride Arboretum at BGSU Firelands. This concert is made possible by Medical Mutual of Ohio, Lange Trust Foundation and grants from The Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation and The Frost-Parker Foundation.
The FSO’s regular season begins Oct. 11 at the Sandusky State Theatre. Cleveland Piano Competition 2013 gold prize winner Stanislav Khristenko joins the orchestra, under the direction of conductor Carl Topilow. The orchestra’s family-friendly Patriotic Pops concert returns on Nov. 9 with the Terra Choral Society. Free tickets are available for veterans and current military personnel.
Get into the holiday spirit on Dec. 14 with the FSO, Broadway twins Will and Anthony Nunziata and local high school choruses. On Feb. 21 the highly esteemed duo of Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo will perform Brahms’ “Double Concerto for Violin and Cello.” Robinson and Laredo have performed throughout the world and are considered two of the most outstanding musicians of our time.
Award-winning Irish band The Outside Track will set toes tapping with rousing their unique blend of fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals on March 14. Two additional step-dancers will add energetic vitality. The season closes with violinist Steven Greenman joining the FSO to perform the Chinese masterpiece, “The Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto,” on April 11.
For more information about any of these concerts, please call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 419-621-4800 or visit FirelandsSymphony.com.