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December 2021

Holidays Are Here Again!

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December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$25 – $30

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Cedar Point Sports Center, 2701 Cleveland Rd W
Sandusky, OH 44870 United States

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Return to celebrating the holidays with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra! Featuring selections from family-favorite Christmas films, yuletide standards, and instrumental classics with live narrations and guest vocals. The Firelands Symphony Chorale also lift their voices in celebration of the season.

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January 2022

Portraits of American Heroism

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January 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Sandusky High School Auditorium, 2130 Hayes Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870 United States

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Honor and remember the famed accomplishments and bravery of the Tuskegee Airmen with our inspiring patriotic pops concert saluting the first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Join us for a diverse program of lively militarial and patriotic selections from all eras and genres performed by the full orchestra, accompanied by special recognition of Sandusky’s Tuskegee Airman Harold Brown.

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February 2022

Hope for a New World

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February 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Sandusky High School Auditorium, 2130 Hayes Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870 United States

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The first classical concert of the season offers a range of music highlighting light and happiness to curb the mid-winter blues, including Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”. The full orchestra will be joined by guest artist Sterling Elliot, winner of the Senior Division of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition. This gifted cellist will perform Saint-Saëns’ Havanaise, and Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody.

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March 2022

The Essence of Beethoven (Chorale Concert)

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March 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue
Sandusky, 44870 United States

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Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most prolific composers: Ludwig Van Beethoven. With the FSO Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Shirtz, selections will include “Hallelujah Chorus” from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Mass in C Major, op. 86, and “Joyful, Joyful” from Symphony No. 9.

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Melodic Languages of Love

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March 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Sandusky High School Auditorium, 2130 Hayes Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870 United States

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Guest violinists Ilya Kaler (the only violinist to win the Gold Medal at three prestigious international competitions) & Olga Kaler (renowned soloist, chamber musician, and artist-teacher) join the FSO for a passionate and romantic journey to other lands. The program features international songs of devotion from Russia to Spain, such as Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite, to de Falla’s El Amor Brujo (The Love Wizard), and a special orchestration of Moszkowski’s Suite for Two Violins and Piano, adapted for the full orchestra by Maestro Carl Topilow.

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April 2022

Venture Into Nature

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April 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Sandusky High School Auditorium, 2130 Hayes Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870 United States

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Join the FSO and Martín García García (first prize winner at the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition) for an outdoor trek from the forest to the sea. Audiences will be transported on an excursion exploring the beauty of nature with pieces such as Copland’s An Outdoor Overture, Dvorak’s In Nature’s Realm, and Gliere’s Russian Sailors’ Dance.

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