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International Steinway Pianist, Katie Mahan, will perform for the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton on May 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton.

Ms. Mahan’s program will include selections from Liszt, Mozart, and Debussy.  She will conclude her program with “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin.

When she was four years old, she was inspired by a performance of “An American in Paris” by French pianists Katia and Marielle LaBeque, and she decided she wanted to be a concert pianist.  She gave her first recital at the age of 6.

For the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the German classical recording label Deutsche Grammophon invited Ms. Mahan to record his complete solo piano works.  In 2018, the CD was released internationally as part of a series of recordings to celebrate the composer’s birth.  She has toured and performed internationally and released 6 independently produced CDs.

Following the concert, the audience will be invited to a reception to meet Ms. Mahan.  This performance is sponsored by the Stouffer Family and the Catawba Island Club with accommodations provided by Our Guest Inn.  Tickets will be available at the door for $15 with free admission for students.

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.  Previous performances showcased the 16-piece Greater Cleveland Flute Choir, as well as…

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