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World Tour of Music: The Music of Leonard Bernstein-The Best of All Possible Worlds

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Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) opens its 2018/19 World Tour of Music concert series with The Music of Leonard Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds. This concert will celebrate one America’s great musical legends, Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Composer, conductor, scholar, activist, Bernstein was truly a citizen of the world. This concert will feature a selection from his catalog of great compositions including well known titles such as West Side Story



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Duo Mercury: 20th Century Violin and Cello Duets

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Duo Mercury: 20th Century Violin and Cello Duets

  • Duo Mercury
    February 10, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents Cleveland based musicians (McKenna Glorioso (violin) and Mia Ingram (cello) in a program that will showcase 20th century violin and cello duets.

Among selections from composers such as Ravel and Kodaly, the Duo will give a fresh face to familiar classics, and will include some crowd favorites you may recognize from places other than the classical stage. Sit back and listen as Duo Mercury takes you on a journey throughout 20th century music.

The one hour program takes place at Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth on February 10, 2019 at 2pm. Admission is free, but reservations recommended at 330-722-2541, or by visiting www.ormaco.org.

About the Artists

Mia Ingram is a cellist originally from Minneapolis whose career thus far has mainly focused on chamber music. She began studying cello at age nine and soon joined the Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra, eventually competing as a runner-up in the orchestra’s concerto competition.

Mia has studied chamber music with members of the Shanghai String Quartet, Brooklyn Rider,
the Artaria String Quartet, and the Arianna String Quartet. During high school she studied with
Mina Fisher and was a member of the award-winning Warner String Quartet, which won several
prizes in the Twin Cities area. Mia has attended many summer chamber music festivals
including, most recently, the fellowship program at Madeline Island Chamber Music in both
2017 and 2018.

Mia recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance at McGill University’s
Schulich School of Music under the tutelage of Matt Haimovitz. She was a finalist in the
concerto competition in 2017 and also graduated with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and
Feminist, and Social Justice Studies. She now resides in Cleveland, Ohio as a freelancer with
local orchestras, as a soloist, and with Duo Mercury.

McKenna Glorioso is currently studying for a Master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music with William Preucil. She completed a Bachelor Degree from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in 2017 studying with Axel Strauss and Marcelle Mallette. McKenna currently performs with both the Akron and Canton Symphonies as well as Cleveland Pops and the Cleveland Opera Theatre. McKenna spent the summer of 2018 in Breckenridge, Colorado as a
fellow with the National Repertory Orchestra. As an educator, McKenna is registered with the Suzuki Association.



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Steve Free Band: Appalachian and Americana Music

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Steve Free Band: Appalachian and Americana Music

  • Steve Free Band
    February 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents internationally acclaimed award winning singer/songwriter/recording artist Steve Free and his ensemble in an evening of folk music that combines the sounds of Appalachia, Americana and Country. The performance takes place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7pm at The Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts, 627 N. Main Street, Wellington, Ohio 44090.

Free’s awards include 9 ASCAP Awards, a Plantinum Record and a Grammy nomination. In 2008 he won the Ohio Governor’s Award for the number one artist in the state and in 2009 The Kentucky State Senate honored him for his musical contributions to Appalachia. In 2000 he received a lifetime achievement award from Airplay International in Nashville for his decades of international airplay.

His song “Siege at Lucasville”, about the 1993 Ohio prison riot, was filmed by CBS TV’s 48 Hours in 1996 and his song “Our Hometown” is featured in the PBS documentary Beyond These Walls. Free has performed on PBS, NPR, The Nashville Network and has been featured in the AFM International Magazine, GTE Music Magazine in Nashville and numerous other music industry magazines and newspaper articles.

Tickets are $12 in advance and are available by calling 330-722-2541 or online at www.ormaco.org (credit card fees apply). Tickets are $15 at the door (cash or checks only).



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Mo’ Mojo: An Evening of Zydeco Music

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Mo’ Mojo: An Evening of Zydeco Music

Event Phone: 330-722-2541


  • Mo' Mojo
    September 29, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents internationally acclaimed Mo’ Mojo, a hard driving, high energy “Pardi-Gras” band on Saturday, September 29 at 8pm at Wadsworth High School in the James R. McIlvaine Performing Arts Center, 625, Broad Street, Wadsworth, Ohio.

Female fronted, the ensemble features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums. The group performs in English and French. Mo’ Mojo takes Zydeco music and infuses it with Blues, Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms.

Dancers are invited to come early for a Zydeco dance lesson on stage with the band beginning at 6:45 pm and ending at 7:30 pm.

Band members include:
• Jen Maurer – vocals, diatonic accordion, guitar
• Leigh Ann Wise – vocals, rubboard, trumpet, percussion
• Anthony Papaleo – vocals, fiddle, guitar
• Joe Golden – guitar, talk box
• Darren Thompson – bass
• Will Douglas – drums

Tickets are $20 in advance and are available online at www.ormaco.org (credit card processing fee applies), by calling 330-722-2541 or at all Medina County Buehler’s stores beginning August 27. Tickets will be $25 at the door (cash or checks only). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wadsworth Alumni Scholarship Fund.



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World Tour of Music: The Music of Leonard Bernstein- The Best of All Possible Worlds

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World Tour of Music: The Music of Leonard Bernstein- The Best of All Possible Worlds

Event Phone: 330-722-2541


  • World Tour of Music: The Music of Leonard Bernstein- The Best of All Possible Worlds
    October 27, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) opens its 2018/19 World Tour of Music Concert Series with The Music of Leonard Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds. This concert will celebrate one America’s great musical legends, Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Composer, conductor, scholar, activist, Bernstein was truly a citizen of the world. This concert will feature a selection from his catalog of great compositions including well known titles such as West Side Story & Candide, to lesser known gems such as Mass and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Led from the piano by Steven Gross and featuring a quartet of acclaimed singers and chorus, this event will include historical and anecdotal recollections, multi-media footage, plus much more to honor this iconic American artist who through his work helped create “The Best of All Possible Worlds”.

Tickets available by calling 330-722-2541, online at www.ormaco.org (credit card fees apply), at all Medina County Buehler’s stores beginning September 24, 2018. $12 in advance; $15 at the door (cash or checks only).

About Steven Gross

Steven Gross has worked on Broadway and the West End as a music director, conductor, pianist, sub and vacation conductor on such shows as Phantom Of The Opera, The Life, Urinetown, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chicago, Miss Saigon, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever and Dreamgirls and on the New York City Opera productions of A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Most Happy Fella and Candide. He has worked Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons and the Algonquin Theater and is a Lortel Award nominee for Best Musical for his adaption of The Pirates of Penzance at the South Street Seaport and a Barrymore nominee for his work at the Prince Music Theater.

His regional theater work includes music direction in St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. He has conducted the European premieres of The Life, Urinetown, Falsettos, Beehive, Forever Plaid, Closer Than Ever, Flora the Red Menace and other works. He also works extensively as a classical conductor and has appeared with many national and international opera companies, symphony orchestras and festivals including the Hamburg and Berlin State Opera Houses, Opera Factory London, The Zurich Opera, The Opera Comiqué in Paris, The Tel-Aviv Opera and the Macau Festival.

Steven has collaborated on new musicals with Award-winning composers including Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, Cy Coleman, David Friedman and Mark Hollmann. He also works as an orchestrator and arranger for many symphony orchestras, television, radio, video and on-line stations. Steven holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from Yale University and is a Fulbright and Rotary Scholar. He is the Founder & CEO of MusicalTheaterSongs.com an 11,000 song (and counting) on-line resource dedicated to musical theater repertoire. The site is licensed in hundreds of universities/schools worldwide.



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Jazz Under the Stars: Ryun Louie (Percussion)

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Jazz Under the Stars: Ryun Louie (Percussion)

  • Jazz under the Stars: Ryun Louie
    July 7, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its summer Jazz under the Stars concert series with Medina-based percussionist Ryun Louie and his ensemble. The artistic director of Pana Percussion Group, Ryun was the principal timpanist of the South Dakota Symphony and the South Dakota Symphony Percussion Quartet. Prior to that he served in the United States Air Force as the principal timpanist, principal percussionist and main drum set player with the Heartland of America Band stationed in Omaha, Nebraska.

No stranger to the jazz scene, Ryun Louie has performed for audiences on the stages of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Breintz Jazz Festival, Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival, Park City Jazz Festival and the Art and Edison Farmer Memorial Jazz Festival. He has performed with jazz greats Curtis Fuller, Dick Oates, Greg Gizbert, Clark Terry, Eddie Daniels, Chuck Findley, Tom Garvin, Ira Nepus and Matt Wallis.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy this evening of jazz classics, with an emphasis on percussion. In the event of rain the concert will be held at The United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty Street, Medina.

“Ryun Louie is the good rare breed of musician who is equally comfortable and adept in both the legit and popular music worlds. His musical enthusiasm is contagious. He is an excellent percussionist and drummer.” ~ Peter Erskine



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