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The DaVinci Trio will open the 2019 to 2020 season of the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton on September 22 at 3:30 Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 East Harbor Rd., Port Clinton.  These world-renowned artists are violinist Max Rabinovitsj, cellist Paul York, and pianist Michael Chertock, who will perform trios by Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

Well-known in Lakeside, Ohio, Artistic Director Max Rabinovitsj brings a remarkable personal and professional background to his position.  In Europe, he founded Trio DaVinci, which toured extensively on that continent and where he was also director of festivals in France and Portugal.  He debuted in New York City at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and performed the Bach Double Concerto in Carnegie Hall with Isaac Stern.  Becoming Musical Director of the Naples, Florida, Orchestra has fulfilled his lifelong passion for conducting.   See the article at:

Paul York is a renowned soloist, chamber musician and teacher.  He has performed at Carnegie Hall, in music festivals in the United States and Europe and in Vivaldi’s Double Concert in D Minor with internationally acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma. He currently serves on the string faculty of the University of Louisville.  

Pianist Michael Chertock is a successful orchestra soloist, having performed with orchestras in the United States and Canada.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1999 with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performing Duke Ellington’s “New World A’Comin’.”  He serves as the principal keyboardist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and is chair of the piano department at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.

This concert is sponsored by Dr. Jay M. Mann.  Following the concert, the audience will be invited to a reception to meet the artists.  Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door; students are admitted free.  Additional information is available at

The Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton will host the Cleveland Pops Jazz Ensemble under the leadership of Carl Topilow at 3:30 PM on Sunday, October 201h 2019.

The musicians who will be performing are:

Carl Topilow – clarinet

Jack Schantz – trumpet

Paul Ferguson – trombone

Rock Wehrmann – piano

Tim Powell – bass

Jim Rupp – drums

Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door; students are admitted free.  Additional information is available at

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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