The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton Announces Resumption of 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.

The Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton Steering Committee

Les Delices

Sunday, September 25, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Les Delices, Early Scottish 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

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


Amanda Powell and Peter Takács

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). Other selections will include features for solo piano and piano/clarinet duets. The second half of the concert will explore a mosaic of sound in six 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.

The lovely rose garden in front of Firelands Presbyterian Church honors Dr. Jay M. Mann, Professor Emeritus of Music at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, where he was Professor of Voice and Chorus for 29 years. After retiring and moving to Lakeside in 1998, Dr. Mann and his wife, Margaret, were musicians at Firelands Church. Dr. Mann also served as President of the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton, and coordinated pre-concert talks for the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra. He retired fully in 2012, and moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to his family.

Sandusky Register

Intimate music series continues in Port Clinton

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  Musical Arts Series – Port Clinton concert, which six to eight times a year features topnotch artists showing off their talents at the intimate Firelands Presbyterian Church.