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Firelands Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM

SANDUSKY — The next Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and chorale performance will feature guest violinist Andrés Cárdenes.

The FSO and Firelands Symphony Chorale will perform a concert titled “Romance of the Stage and Screen” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The performance will feature unforgettable love songs from some of the great romantic silver-screen favorites of all time — including “Tara’s Theme” from “Gone With The Wind,” “You'll Never Walk Alone from “Carousel,” the love theme from “Cinema Paradiso” and Tchaikovsky’s sweeping emotional composition of “Romeo and Juliet.”  

The romantic program also will include the Firelands Symphony Chorale, directed by Michael Shirtz, performing the poignant “Somewhere” from “West Side Story,” a contemporary musical drama of an ill-fated love story inspired by “Romeo and Juliet.” 

Grammy-nominated guest artist Andrés Cárdenes will perform Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 2.” Written for the great Spanish violinist, Pablo de Sarasate, and performed in 1877, it is a powerful, expansive and deeply moving piece composed of three movements in the Romantic style of classical music. 

In addition, the orchestra welcomes composer Daniel Perttu, marking the first time in recent history that a living composer is present to hear a performance of his music. “To Spring” is filled with color and optimism for the coming of a new season.

For more concert information, refer to the Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s website at www.firelandssymphony.com.

What: When: Where: Who:

“Romance of the Stage and Screen” presented by Firelands Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Pre-show concert talk at 6:30; Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave.; Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Carl Topilow, conductor

Firelands Symphony Chorale, Michael Shirtz, Director Andrés Cárdenes; Guest violinist 
Daniel Perttu, composer

Purchase Tickets: To purchase tickets, call the FSO Box Office at (419) 621-4800 or buy tickets online at www.firelandssymphony.com/tickets. You can also purchase tickets one hour before the performance in the lobby of the Sandusky State Theatre. Free ticketing is available for all students in the upper balcony for this performance.

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