The Firelands Symphony Orchestra honors Veterans Day with a patriotic pop concert on November 6 – Morning Journal
The Firelands Symphony Orchestra presents the second concert of its 2022-23 season with Bold Stripes & Bright Stars at 4 p.m., November 6, at the newly renovated Sawmill Creek Convention Center, 400 Sawmill Creek Drive West in Huron.
To celebrate Veterans Day, this patriotic pop concert will honor life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, according to a press release.
This concert is made possible by generous funding from the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, the Mylander Foundation, Buckeye Broadband and the Ohio Arts Council, according to the release.
General admission tickets for this concert are available for $30 at firelandssymphony.com/tickets or by calling the Firelands Symphony Orchestra office at 419-621-4800 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Season passes are still available for three or the remaining four orchestra concerts this season, according to the release.
Tickets for retired veterans and active duty military are free for this concert, thanks to the generosity of the Mylander Foundation, according to the statement.
Student tickets for youth are $5, as well as for college students with valid ID at time of purchase.
For these special ticket offers, call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra office or claim at the door on the day of the event.
Carl Topilow, Music Director and Conductor, will conduct the full orchestra in a concert for all ages.
The annual patriotic pop concert is a favorite in the Firelands area and will be presented in honor of Veterans Day, the statement said.
The concert is dedicated to all veterans and current serving military as a thank you for their service and a reminder that freedom does not come free, according to the statement.
The concert program will include a mix of popular patriotic songs, musical theater and military favourites.
Selections include pieces by John Williams and Irving Berlin, Lee Greenwood, as well as musical theater composers Claude-Michel Schönberg, George M. Cohan and Richard Rogers, according to the release.
“The Firelands Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its annual Veterans Day Concert, as we salute the members of our military organizations who work every day to keep us safe,” Topilow said. “We welcome as special guest the extraordinary baritone Bob McDonald, who served for many years as announcer, vocalist and principal producer for the United States Army Chorus.”
Guest singer Sgt. Major Bob McDonald, recently retired from the United States Army, where he served as band leader and member of the United States Army Chorus for over 26 years.
In this capacity, he performed regularly at the White House and for visiting dignitaries from around the world.
McDonald is a regular on the musical theater and cabaret scene in Washington, D.C., and has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center and the Signature Theater, among others, according to the statement.
He has also performed regionally in many operatic roles and with his popular Sinatra tribute show.
While the renovation of the Sandusky State Theater is underway, Sawmill Creek will serve as a temporary home for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, according to the release.
When entering the venue, attendees should follow the signs for the parking lot and the entrance to the conference center.
Concessions will be available for purchase and cashless.