The Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton will open its 2023 concert year on Sunday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. with the popular Michael Shirtz Quartet. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.
This concert is sponsored by Marta M. Vielhaber, M.D. Admission is $20 at the door; with students admitted free. Included is a unique presentation of Shirtz’s composition “The Airman’s Flight Jazz Suite” from the musical narrative “To Rise Above: A Journey of a Tuskegee Airman” honoring the life of the late Lt. Col. Harold Brown, whose open Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 4 at Liberty Aviation Museum at 12:30 p.m..
The Michael Shirtz Quartet will present a special program of music from the World War II Era that captures the sounds and stories of that unique period both in history and in the expansion of American music.
This concert features bassist Dwight Bailey, drummer Reggie Jackson and New York City saxophonist George Michael, with Michael Shirtz on piano and vocals. They will select from a large list of tunes such as “Take the ‘A’ Train, “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and “In the Mood.”
Information about the Musical Arts Series is available at musicalartsportclinton.com. More information about Michael Shirtz and his music is available at michaelshirtz.com.