Summer Pops Concert at McBride Arboretum on Aug. 6

Aug 2, 2023 | Entertainment | 0 comments

The concert will feature patriotic, musical theatre, jazz, and more – performed by the full orchestra under the direction of Carl Topilow. (Tom Beech)

HURON, OHIO — Celebrate the summer season with the return of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s annual Summer Pops Concert on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m at McBride Arboretum on the BGSU campus (from Rye Beach Road). The concert is free and open to the public with generous funding from Albert G. and Olive H. Schlink Foundation, Mylander Foundation, Lange Trust of Sandusky Library, Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, and Ohio Arts Council.

Please bring your own chair or blanket.

This free outdoor concert features a variety of fun songs for all ages. The program includes patriotic tunes, marches, musical theatre, jazz, and more. In addition to the full orchestra, under the direction of Carl Topilow, Laura Pedersen will return to provide vocals for some familiar favorites, including

I Feel Pretty from West Side Story, Dancing Queen, and God Bless the USA.

Attendees are encouraged to enter McBride Arboretum on the BGSU Firelands Rye Beach Road campus entrance and park in Lot H.

Outside food and drink (excluding alcoholic beverages) are permitted. Come out to and enjoy the sounds of your local Firelands Symphony Orchestra against the beautiful nature of Parker Lake. Free-will donations will be accepted.

Details and a full calendar of all events is available at or by calling 419-621-4800. The Firelands Symphony Orchestra also continues their free Around Town Tour performances of small ensembles that were rescheduled due to weather earlier in the season.

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