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PRINCIPAL SERIES

TO RISE ABOVE:

JOURNEY OF A TUSKEGEE AIRMAN

Michael Shirtz Quartet Concert also featuring local vocalists, musicians, and community members

GENERAL ADMISSION ($30 each) First come, first serve seating.

STUDENT TICKETS (FREE) for youth and college students. Student tickets must be reserved in-person at the FSO Office or at the Box Office on the day of the event to receive this special rate. A valid student I.D. is also required for all students over the age of 18 at the time of purchase.

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PRINCIPAL SERIES

TO RISE ABOVE: JOURNEY OF A TUSKEGEE AIRMAN
Michael Shirtz Quartet Concert

also featuring local vocalists, musicians, and community members

The Michael Shirtz Quartet along with vocalist Sadiyah Babatunde, narrator William Barrett, and conductor Van Parker perform the dramatic musical narrative about the life of the late Lt. Col. Harold Brown and a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. Based on the 2017 biographical memoir, Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman, this musical dramatization, written by Michael Shirtz, presents the story using the elements of jazz, narration with soloists, and an accompaniment by strings and a chorus of singers.

Subscription sales begin June 1
Single ticket sales begin August 1

HAROLD H. BROWN SCULPTURE PROJECT

The Liberty Aviation Museum, located in Port Clinton, Ohio, has an opportunity for you to honor one of the most important and influential men in the military and education, Lt. Col. Harold H. Brown.  They are working with nationally recognized sculptor, Andy Sacksteder, to create a lifesize bronze sculpture of Dr. Brown to grace the entrance of the Museum. As one of the Tuskegee Airmen, Harold H. Brown made history as a combat pilot during World War II.  He was not only an airman, but also as an educator; one of the fathers of the two-year college option, giving young students new confidence toward stellar careers.  Harold passed away in 2023 at the age of 98, but his legacy lives on.

Now, The Liberty Aviation Museum and you have the honor and opportunity to help make this sculpture a reality.  You can use this link to make a donation today, and thank you.

PRINCIPAL BENEFACTOR

Randolph J. & Estelle M.
Dorn Foundation

SEASON SPONSOR

Sam S. & Rose
Stein Foundation

SEASON SPONSOR

Sidney Frohman
Foundation

PLATINUM SPONSOR

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

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