Firelands Symphony spotlights classic cello artist Sterling Elliott

Feb 16, 2022 | Entertainment | 0 comments

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Guest Artist Sterling Elliott, cello on February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Sandusky High School.

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO) presents “Hope for a New World,” the first classical concert of their 2021-2022 season, offering songs of light and love, with guest artist Sterling Elliott, cello. This special event on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. marks the first time the FSO will appear this season at Sandusky High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $25 at or by calling the FSO office at 419-621-4800 on Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The concert is made possible with generous funding from: Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation (Principal Benefactor), Mylander Foundation (Season Sponsor), Sidney Frohman Foundation (Platinum Concert Sponsor), Sam S. & Rose Stein Foundation (Guest Artist Sponsor), and the Ohio Arts Council.

Student tickets for youth are complementary, as well as for college students with a valid student I.D. For these special ticket offers, please call the FSO office or claim at the door on the day of the event.

The first classical concert of the season offers a range of music highlighting light and happiness to curb the mid-winter blues. The selections for the evening include songs of enlightenment and hope, including Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”. The full orchestra, under the direction of Carl Topilow, will be joined by guest artist Sterling Elliott, a gifted cellist who will perform Saint-Saëns’ Havanaise, and Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody.

“Sterling’s beautiful sound, charismatic and engaging playing will be on full display, and we are looking forward to his performance with our orchestra,” said Carl Topilow, FSO Music Director and Conductor.

Audiences are encouraged to park in any lot near the main, front entrance of Sandusky High School. The doors open one hour prior to the performance. Audiences should enter through the main school entrance to show photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or negative COVID-19 PCR test. Seating is first come, first serve.

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