2022 - 2023 Concert Season
Now in our 20th Year!

The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton Announces Resumption of Most Concerts at the Firelands Presbyterian Church

The Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton steering committee continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 virus recommendations of the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Ottawa County Health Department.

We hope that with the continued vaccination availability to more age groups in Ohio, the continued use of masks, and social distancing that we can safely continue indoor concerts. This will be dependent on whether the recent decline in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa County and nationwide continues.

If the COVID numbers remain lower, we plan to resume all of our 2022-2023 concerts at The Firelands Presbyterian Church located at 2626 East Harbor Rd. Port Clinton, Oh. 43452, with the exception of the Burning River Brass Christmas concert which will be held at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center. We understand that our patrons and performing artists prefer the intimacy of the Firelands Presbyterian Church venue for chamber music type concerts.

Attendees will no longer be required to provide proof of full COVID vaccination or a certified negative COVID test within (3) days of the concert. All attendees will still be encouraged to wear a mask during the entire performance. Free masks will be available at the ticket booth.

Anyone feeling ill or experiencing symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease is asked to take care of their health and protect others by staying home.

We will observe all current pandemic health recommendations and regulations in effect at the time of each concert. Please check this website or our Facebook page frequently for the latest information about our concerts in 2022 and 2023.

We greatly appreciate the ongoing financial support of our sponsors and season ticket holders.

Sincerely,
The Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton Steering Committee


Les Delices

Sunday, September 25, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Les Delices, Early Music Group

“Highland Lassie”, evoking the wild and rugged beauty of Scotland’s heathered hills, this program of Scots songs and reels from the 17th & 18th century sources, crosses the boundaries from folk to art music.

Venue: The Firelands Presbyterian Church,  2626 East Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, Oh. 43452

Sponsored by: Peggy Debien,  The 1812 Food & Spirits Restaurant and Rosie’s Bar & Grill

Amanda Powell, Franklin Cohen, and PeterTakács

Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

“Echos from the Valley”

Global Folk Songs in a Chamber  Music  Setting

Amanda Powell, soprano

Franklin Cohen, clarinet 

Peter Takács, piano

Three remarkable artists come together to offer chamber music at the highest level. Clarinetist, Franklin Cohen, pianist, Peter Takács and soprano, Amanda Powell anchor the first half of their concert with Franz Schubert’s beloved, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke Op. 73 and Maurice Ravel’s Cinq melodies populaires GrecquesThe second half of the concert will explore a mosaic of sound in arrangements of international folk songs by Northeast Ohio composer, Dave Morgan (Youngstown State University). From the Appalachian Mountains to the Greek seaside, to a classical Arabic muwashshah, these charismatic musicians will take you on a beautiful journey through global folk songs. 

Venue: The Firelands Presbyterian Church,  2626 East Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, Oh. 43452
 

Wearing of masks and social distancing are encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: Dubbert’s Outdrive and Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home.

Rupert Boyd

Sunday, November 20,  2022 @ 3:30pm

Rupert Boyd – Solo Guitar

World class guitarist, a Segovia award winner

Venue:  The Firelands Presbyterian Church,  2626 East Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, Oh. 43452

Wearing of masks and social distancing are encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by:  Aquarius-Waterfront Cocktails & Bistro and The Frederick Insurance Agency

Burning River Brass
Burning River Brass

Sunday December 18th, 2022 at 3:30pm

The Cleveland Burning River Brass Christmas Spectacular – “Our Christmas Gift to the Community”

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, Ohio.     Proper wearing of masks and social distancing during the entire concert is encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

The Earl E. Warnke Memorial  Free concert.  Free will donations will be accepted.

Sponsored by Crown Battery.

Free ticket reservations will be available by mail request beginning November 14, 2022.  You can order you tickets online now at this link or by using the “order free tickets”  button below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BAAA622A5F4C61-burning

The seating capacity of the concert will be determined by the current health department order at that time.   We will do our best to seat everyone who shows up, but seating is not guaranteed without a ticket.

You can also print and 1st class mail the ticket request form published in The Beacon newspaper.

Burning River Brass

 

 

Michael Shirtz

Sunday March 5, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

The Michael Shirtz Ensemble Plays Big Band Music from WW-II

Venue:  The Firelands Presbyterian Church,  2626 East Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, Oh. 43452

Wearing of masks and social distancing are encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by:  Marta M. Vielhaber, M.D.

 

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artists

Sunday April 2, 2023  @ 3:30 pm

Nine Piano and String young artist performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music on their way to greatness

The Program To Be Announced.

Venue:  The Firelands Presbyterian Church,  2626 East Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, Oh. 43452

Wearing of masks and social distancing are encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by:  Dr. Jay M. Mann

 

James D'Leon at keyboard
James D'Leon

Saturday, May 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

James D’Leon – Pianist

Piano with powerful emotion and dazzling artistry

Venue:  The Firelands Presbyterian Church,  2626 East Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, Oh. 43452

Wearing of masks and social distancing are encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: Anonymous donor and Shumaker, Loop, and Jack Hilbert.

 

Max Rabinovitsj

Sunday, June 4th, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Max Rabinovitsj – Violinist and the Trio da Vinci

Outstanding piano, violin, cello

Venue:  The Firelands Presbyterian Church,  2626 East Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, Oh. 43452

Wearing of masks and social distancing are encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: The Miller Ferries and Bassett’s Markets