Ohio’s Firelands Symphony to move to college campus, through new partnership

Posted on: December 18, 2017

“The Firelands Symphony Orchestra and its music school have a new place to call home,” writes Caitlin Nearhood in Sunday’s (12/17) Sandusky Register (Ohio). “On Friday, orchestra executive director Laurie Korobkin and Bowling Green State University Firelands dean Andy Kurtz announced the college would house both entities on its campus in a new partnership. By the end of February 2018, officials hope to relocate its music school and administrative offices into a renovated space [that] will include about six sound rooms to expand music education, instrument and voice lessons as well as master classes … ‘From our perspective it’s a win-win,’ Kurtz said. ‘It’s precisely this kind of collaboration that allows us to round out our curriculum, so the idea here is that the school of the arts is going to be a presence on our campus.’ In return for using the space, the symphony will have programs on campus for the public.… The orchestra’s board of directors has approved $300,000 budget and has committed $100,000 from its reserves for the space’s renovations, Korobkin said…. Since 1996, the orchestra and have operated in a historic downtown Sandusky home … built in 1855…. The symphony’s lease will expire in February 2018.”

Posted December 18, 2017