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Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf

Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian Classical Guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf in the last concert of the season for the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton.  Their performance will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday June 2, 2019 at the Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road in Port Clinton, OH

The duo’s repertoire ranges from the baroque to modern, including many pieces in their own arrangements.  They are both acclaimed musicians in their own right, with Boyd described by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard,” and Metcalf called “brilliant” by Gramophone.  They released their first CD in 2017, followed by a world tour.

Following the performance, the audience will be invited to meet the performers at a reception.  This concert is sponsored by Dubbert’s Outdrive with accommodations provided by Our Guest Inn.  Tickets are available at the door for $15. Students are admitted without charge.  More information is available on and

The Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton  opened its 2018 to 2019 season with the annual Cleveland Institute of Music performance, which  featured talented students and professionals from the institute.  This performance, featured Jimmy Thompson on violin and Jonathan Mak on piano.

James Thompson returned to the Musical Arts Series as a solo violinist, having been a member of an immensely popular chamber group that performed at an earlier Musical Arts Series.  He is enrolled in the Masters program at Cleveland Institute of Music where in 2014 he was selected to solo with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall as part of the orchestra’s education series.  He has also performed solo with many orchestras including the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and the Cleveland Philharmonic.

Sandusky Register

Intimate music series continues in Port Clinton

Special to the Register

There’s no shortage of world-class musical talent in Northern Ohio. However, most performances are taking place in Toledo and Cleveland.

That is unless it’s a Firelands Musical Arts Series concert, which six to eight times a year features topnotch artists showing off their talents at the intimate Firelands Presbyterian Church.

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