Firelands Symphony free summer performances through July 24

Posted on: June 13, 2022

Ohio’s Firelands Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of its summer “Around Town Tour” of free small-ensemble performances at area venues. The series began on May 29 with the Firelands Symphony Chorale performing at Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, Ohio during a community worship service, together with Lakeside United Methodist Church Choir. The Cleveland Trombone Collective—founded by J.C. Sherman, Firelands Symphony’s principal tuba, and featuring brass musicians from multiple Ohio orchestras and bands—will perform classical and popular music on June 13 at Meals on Madison Street in Port Clinton, Ohio. The Firelands Brass Quintet will perform fanfares, marches, and popular tunes on July 10 at the Boat Basin Amphitheater in Huron, Ohio. The Firelands String Quartet—FSO Concertmaster Ron Brooker, violinist Alice Weiss, violist Rosalind Soltow, cellist Brian Shifflett—will perform classical and contemporary music on July 21 at the Ritter Public Library in Vermilion, Ohio. In addition to the “Around Town Tour” performances the full Firelands Symphony Orchestra will perform free patriotic pops concerts on July 2 at Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio, and on July 4 at Jackson Street Pier in Sandusky, Ohio. The Firelands Symphony Chorale will join the orchestra in Beethoven’s Mass in C Major on July 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sandusky.