2023 - 2024 Concert Season

Now in our 22nd Year!

Please check this website or our Facebook page frequently for the latest information about our concerts in 2024 and 2025.

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

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.

Sincerely,
The Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton Steering Committee


The Westhuizen Duo

Sunday, October 15th, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

The Westhuizen Duo, “one piano with four hands”

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

Tickets available at the door $20.00
Students admitted free of charge.

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

Sponsored by:  Dr. Marta M. Vielhaber, M.D.  and  Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick with Jack Hilbert

The Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton is pleased to open their 21st season with the return of the popular Westhuizen Duo! Pierre and Sophie Westhuizen, Piano Four Hands, are a Steinway Ensemble who reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Pierre is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Gilmore International Piano Festival and Award.  Prior to this, he served as President of the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Sophie is a member of the faculty of Kalamazoo College and teaches at Interlochen Arts Camp in the summers. They both previously served on the faculty of Heidelberg College.  They made their New York debut at Steinway Hall in 2017, and have performed at festivals throughout the U.S.

Their program for this concert will include selections from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1,  Debussy’s Petite Suite,  Rachmaninoff’s Pieces for Piano Four Hands,  Beethoven’s 6 Variations on “Ich denke Dein”,  Faure’s Dolly Suite, and Poulenc’s Sonata for Piano,  Four Hands.

Do not miss this breathtaking performance at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 East Harbor Road in Port Clinton, at 3:30 PM in the afternoon.

Students at any level are always admitted free of charge to our concerts. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.

A purchase of 5 tickets for $75 on our website can be used in any combination.

 

Heidelberg University Concert Choir
Poster for "We Are Such Stuff as Dreams..." Concert

Sunday, November 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 

The Heidelberg University Concert Choir

Tickets available at the door $20.00
Students admitted free of charge.

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, Ohio.    Social distancing during the entire concert is encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: Dr. Jay M. Mann, The Brand Family, and Bassett’s Market

 

The Burning River Brass

Sunday December 17th, 2023 at 3:30pm

The Cleveland Burning River Brass Christmas Spectacular – “Our Kind of Christmas”.

This is our sponsor’s “Gift to the Community”

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

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, Ohio.    Social distancing during the entire concert is encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: The Harry Stensen Memorial Trust Foundation

Title Sponsor: 

Hal & Diane (Warnke) Hawk/Crown Battery

Program Sponsor: 

Weichert Realtors – Morgan Realty Group.

This concert is free and open to everyone.

Free ticket reservations are no longer required. 

 

The Texas Guitar Quartet

Saturday. March 16th 2024 @ 7:00 PM

The Texas Guitar Quartet will present a daring program of joyful music, played with dazzling virtuosity.  Featuring works by Rossini, Bizet, Ravel, Debussy, Careno, Ponce and Beethoven.

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

Tickets available at the door $20.00
Students admitted free of charge.

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

Sponsored by:  1812 Food & Spirits and Rosies Bar & Grill,  Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman,  and the Frederick Agency

Click on the safe link below to spend 4 minutes with the Texas Guitar Quartet!  Four PhD’s will be playing a program of classical music, arranged for the guitar, including Rossini, Bizet, Ravel, DeBussy, Carreno, Ponce and Beethoven!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaQlBnV-Lis

 

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artists

Sunday April 7, 2024 @ 3:30 pm

Nine Piano and String young artist performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music on their way to greatness, comprising three separate trios.

It will be a varied and powerful program!

Tickets available at the door $20.00
Students admitted free of charge.

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  Roth, Bacon & Moon Law Firm

 

The Cleveland Institute of Music empowers the world’s most talented classical music students to fulfill their dreams and potential. Its graduates command the most celebrated and revered stages in the world as soloists, leading roles, chamber musicians and ensemble members; compose meaningful, award-winning new repertoire; produce Grammy Award-winning recordings; and are highly sought-after teaching artists, administrators and thought leaders.

A testament to the excellence of a CIM education, more than half of the members of The Cleveland Orchestra are connected to CIM as members of the faculty, alumni or both, and CIM alumni occupy hundreds of chairs in major orchestras worldwide. The school’s increasingly diverse collegiate and pre-college student bodies benefit from access to world-renowned visiting artists, intensive study with CIM’s stellar faculty and the rich curriculum offered by CIM’s partner, Case Western Reserve University. A leader among its peers, CIM is the largest presenter of free performances, master classes and community concerts in the Midwest, hosting hundreds of events each year on campus and at locations regionwide, including Severance Music Center. 

River Raisin Ragtime Review
The River Raisin Ragtime Reviue

Sunday, May 19th, 2024 @ 3:30 PM

The River Raisin Ragtime Revue (R4)

River Raisin Ragtime Revue (R4) is a professional theater orchestra dedicated to preserving and restoring Ragtime – our country’s original popular music style. They are looking forward to returning to the Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton.

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, Ohio.  

Tickets available at the door $20.00
Students admitted free of charge.

 Social distancing during the entire concert is encouraged  for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: The Bolte Insurance Agency  and  The Miller Boatline Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island