Flute quartet and jazz ensemble to perform free concerts in Firelands Symphony’s summer series

Posted on: August 18, 2021

Ohio’s Firelands Symphony Orchestra will conclude its “Around Town Tour” of free small-ensemble concerts at local venues with performances on August 19 and 27. Concerts are free and open to the public. On August 19, the High Frequency Flute Quartet—comprising current and past FSO musicians—will perform at Harbortown Fine Arts Center. Quartet members will perform on piccolo, C flute, alto flute, E-flat flute, and bass flute. The concert will feature Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances as well as music by Catherine McMichael, Sonny Burnett, and more. High Frequency flutists Jesse Martin, Tamara Kagy, Elizabeth Studer, and Jody Chaffee have been performing together for many years, and are charter members of the Northern Ohio Regional Flute Alliance, a flute choir open to area flutists. On August 27, Olympic Jazz ensemble—featuring jazz musicians Ted Clark (trumpet), Dave Kaspar (clarinet), Steve Ostrow (trombone, trumpet, vocals), David Robison (keys), and Tom Flowers (bass)—will perform Dixieland jazz at RiverFront Live in Port Clinton, Ohio. The program will include familiar jazz tunes; a sports-themed set will include the Cleveland Browns’ Fight Song (“Hi-O-Hi-O for Cleveland”), and a patriotic set will include “God Bless America” and “Stars and Stripes.”