HURON — The Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO) presents a performance by the guest ensemble “An Irish Rambling House: Celebrating St. Patrick.” This highly-talented musical and dancing concert performs on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Sawmill Creek Convention Center in Huron.
This concert is made possible with generous funding from: Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation; Mylander Foundation; McIntire Retirement Services; and Ohio Arts Council.
Rambling House melds the heart of Celtic and American folk music with the discipline and sophistication of Baroque music under the direction of Grammy Winning guitarist William Coulter and former Stevie Wonder Band collaborator Edwin Huizinga. Soprano Amanda Powell, of Apollo’s Fire notoriety, offers her songs with untethered joy.
The presentation of music is accented with the percussive brilliance of modern Irish step dancing as choreographed by Riverdance veterans Brandon Asazawa and Alyssa Reichert. Brian Bigley, purveyor of the ethereal sounds of the uilleann pipes, and Kristen Capp Bigley, violin, are the producers of this show and of A Celtic Christmas, which performed to a thousand people last December at the Medina Performing Arts Center.
In Ireland, the neighbors would pick a house to ramble to in the evenings to share music, dance and story. It was this setting that bore their humor, charm, and a sense of community and togetherness which is what Rambling House exemplifies. It is a joyful culture rich in spirit and warmth, like a steaming hot mug of Irish Coffee in a neighbor’s warm kitchen.
General admission tickets for this concert are available for $25 at firelandssymphony.com/tickets or by calling the FSO office at 419-621-4800 (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Student tickets for youth are complimentary, as well as for college students with a valid student I.D. at the time of purchase. For these special ticket offers, please call the FSO office or claim at the door on the day of the event.
Sawmill Creek Resort is located at 400 Sawmill Creek Drive W in Huron. When entering the site, attendees should follow signage for the conference center parking and entrance. Concessions are available and are cashless.