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Sylvia Wehrs, The Solo Violin: A Journey Through Time

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Sylvia Wehrs, The Solo Violin: A Journey Through Time

  • Sylvia Wehrs: Solo Violin
    February 11, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents Cleveland-based violinist and teacher Sylvia Wehrs in The Solo Violin: A Journey Through Time. This free concert will take place on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2-3pm at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth.

Ms. Wehrs will trace solo violin literature from Bach’s baroque masterpieces to 20th century showpieces. Along the way, she will discuss how improvements to the instrument in the 18th and 19th centuries led to the violin evolving into one of the most technically difficult and virtuosic instruments to play. With a wide range of colors and effects, Ms. Wehrs will showcase some of the most technically challenging solo violin repertoire.

About Sylvia Wehrs

Sylvia Wehrs is a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Music. She holds both a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. A fully certified teacher through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she teaches through the Music Settlement, Laurel School, Bard High School, and maintains a private studio of students in Cleveland and Zimbabwe with ages ranging from three year-olds to adults. As a performer, she performs regularly throughout the Cleveland area with the Akron Symphony, and in chamber and solo appearances in a variety of settings from concert halls to hospitals.

During the summers Ms. Wehrs has participated in Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Inspire Africa, a life-changing program that allowed her to share her love of performing and teaching music with the people of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Building from this experience, she founded her own program in 2017, Cleveland Harare Music Exchange, which seeks to bring musical guidance to the children of Harare, Zimbabwe through the Suzuki method and high level performances. Ms. Wehrs believes strongly in music education as a tool for social change, and is excited to study this topic as a member of the 2018 Global Leaders Program. As a participant, Ms. Wehrs will have the opportunity to engage a diverse group of students in Chile and Puerto Rico in Spring 2018.



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Jen Maurer: Just a Girl and Her Guitar

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  • Jen Maurer: Just a Girl and Her Guitar
    April 8, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents local standout, Jen Maurer in a program titled Just a Girl and Her Guitar. Jen is always out there publicly growing and satisfying her musical mind, taking us with her on a roller coaster ride of variety (Zydeco, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Americana, Blues, Ragtime….) She’s traveled the U.S. and world with her Louisiana music based band, Mo’ Mojo. This is a rare solo performance and workshop showcasing the depth of her singular voice and songwriting. The concert will include original songs drawn from the Roots music vernacular.

For more information call 330-722-2541 or visit ormaco.org.



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Oleg Kruglyakov: Balalaika

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Oleg Kruglyakov: Balalaika

Event Phone: 330-722-2541


  • Oleg Kruglyakov: Balalaika
    January 14, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents the sounds Russia on January 14, 2018 at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 from 2-3pm as Siberian-born balalaika virtuoso, Oleg Kruglyakov, charms the audience with the warm sounds of this triangular, wooden Russian stringed musical instrument.

Hailing from Omsk, Siberia in Russia, but now a Clevelander, Oleg Kruglyakov began playing balalaika at age 7 and was educated at the renowned Ekaterinburg Conservatory, studying conducting as was as balalaika. Oleg taught at the Irkutsk School of Music, Perm College of Music and the Perm Institute of Culture. An international performer, Oleg formed “Russian Duo” with Terry Boyarksy in 2007. He has four albums: one with his ensemble in Russia, one with “Moscow Nights” and two with “Russian Duo”.

Admission is free, but reservations recommended at 330-722-2541



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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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Jazz Under the Stars: Akin for Jazz

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Jazz Under the Stars: Akin for Jazz

  • Jazz under the Stars: Akin for Jazz
    August 26, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

akinforjazzOhio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) closes out its 2017 Jazz Under the Stars concert series on August 26, 2017 at 7pm at Medina’s Uptown Park with the popular group Akin for Jazz. Tim Akin and his ensemble will play tunes from the American Songbook. Tim is a Keyboard, Bass and vocalist musician based out of Hudson Ohio. With his rock background, Tim has been apart of multiple bands now including Akin for Jazz, which has been performing since August 2005. Tim studied music at The University of Akron.

Bring your lawn chairs, family, picnics and blankets and sit back and enjoy this top-notch concert. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the United Church of Christ, 217 East Liberty Street, Medina. For more information please visit www.ormaco.org.

Enjoy sounds of the American Songbook and more with Tim Akin and Akin for Jazz.

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