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Firelands Symphony Orchestra

Firelands Symphony Orchestra

Under the baton of Carl Topilow, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra has experienced tremendous growth in quality, subscriptions, attendance and exposure to world class soloists and continues to expand its musical offerings through the introduction of the Firelands Symphony Chorale led by Michael Shirtz, the FSO School of Music and many community engagement and outreach, while pursuing its mission to “Enrich lives through music.”

Physical Address: One University Drive, Huron, Ohio 44839

Phone: 419.621.4800




How many years have you been in business? 28

What do you love most about what you do? Whether it is a small Jazz combo at a local winery, a full orchestra concert honoring our veterans, educational engagement programs in our local schools, personal music lessons, or concert tours to senior living facilities -- the FSO relishes the opportunity to bring Live Music to all members of our community.

What is a fun fact about you that not many know? Not only did our new executive director, Tricia Applegate, begin her position during the pandemic, her first day was also the same day the FSO's concert home, the Sandusky State Theatre, was heavily damaged by the storm on June 10.

Would you like to give any advice to new business owners? In these times of uncertainty and change, continue to think outside of the box and don't hesitate to reach out to others in the community for support and partnerships. We are in this together!


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