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On February 11th, 2018, at 3:30 pm, the Musical Arts Series - Port Clinton will present Mark Kosower, principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra and Jee-Won Oh, pianist. Hosting one of the finest musicians from one of the top orchestras in the world, will give area music lovers the opportunity to share in the Cleveland Orchestra’s celebration of their 100th anniversary.  A reception will follow to meet the artists. Tickets ($15.00) are available at the door; students are always free. The sponsor is Dubbert’s Outdrive Service of Port Clinton. 

Mr. Kosower and Ms. Oh will present a program of music by composers Beethoven, Stravinsky, Chopin, Dvorak, and Rachmaninoff.

Mark Kosower is a consummate performer equally at home and on the international stage as a recital and concerto soloist and as Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra.  He is a former member of Chamber Music Two, a two-year residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  He received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, a SONY Grant, and has been a top prize winner in both the Rostropovich and Pablo Casals International Cello competitions. He was the Grand Prize winner of both the Irving Klein International String Competition and the WAMSO Competition of the Minnesota Orchestra. He is Teacher of Cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is on the faculty at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.  His previous posts include Solo Cellist of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany from 2006 - 2010, and Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 2005 - 2007.  He began his cello studies with his father at the age of 1 1/2, and later studied with Janos Starker at Indiana University and Joel Krosnick at The Juilliard School.

Jee-Won Oh regularly collaborates with cellist Mark Kosower and has appeared in concert with him worldwide. Recent season highlights include a tour of South Korea and Cambodia; performances in Switzerland, Erlangen and Nuremberg, and in Vienna; at the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach (FL), in Carmel Valley, CA and at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. Born in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Oh has performed internationally as soloist and chamber musician, having performed in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Far East, South America, and throughout the United States.  Ms. Oh was the studio pianist and assistant to the famed cellist Janos Starker for five years and was an Associate Instructor of Piano at Indiana University from 1994-98.  She also received her Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University and her Bachelors Degree from Han Yang University in Seoul where she was the recipient of a Young Chang Piano Foundation scholarship. 

This  Musical Arts Series - Port Clinton concert will take place at the Firelands Presbyterian church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. in Port Clinton.

More information is available at 419-734-6211.