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Party Bus to Playhouse Square: On Your Feet

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Party Bus to Playhouse Square: On Your Feet

  • On Your Feet
    December 17, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) as we head to Cleveland’s Playhouse Square on Sunday, December 17, 2017 to see On Your Feet, the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent- and each other-to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Directed by two-time Tony Award ® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and a book by Academy Award ® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Conga”, Get on Your Feet”, Don’t Want to Lose You Now”, “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark”. Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!

Board the a luxury motorcoach at Buehler’s River Styx at 5pm. Enjoy a box dinner, flowing wine, homemade cookies, chocolates, a trivia quiz and more. The show starts at 6:30pm. Arrive back around 9:45pm.

Seating is limited. Rear orchestra seating is $95; Front balcony is $75.

Book now to avoid disappointment online (credit card processing fee applies) or by calling 330-722-2541.



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World Tour of Music: Terra Australis: Songs from Down Under with Brad Cooper, Tenor

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World Tour of Music: Terra Australis: Songs from Down Under with Brad Cooper, Tenor

  • Terra Australis: Songs from Down Under
    April 21, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) wraps up its 2017-2018 season with a special performance by well-known Australian tenor, Brad Cooper. A dynamic performer, equally excited to engage in a wide range of genres, from Opera to Crossover, from Early Music to Romantic and Modern, his show FROM KORNGOLD TO KABARETT has played to packed audiences in Sydney, London, Melbourne and Regional Australia, while his 2015 show Don’t Mention the War enjoyed success at Melbourne Recital Centre’s Spotlight Series and Broken Hill Regional Gallery.

Brad will showcase some solo tunes, but will also perform with various choir and band ensembles from the Copley-Fairlawn School District under music director Michael Foster. The evening will include traditional Australian songs as well as an array of Australian tunes that will be new to US audiences.

Tickets are $12 in advance available at ormaco.org or by calling 330-722-2541. Tickets will be $15 at the door, cash or check only.

ABOUT BRAD COOPER

Recent engagements for Brad Cooper at Opera Australia include the title role of Albert Herring, Tamino in Magic Flute, Bazilio/Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, and tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

In 2016 Brad performed the title role in Haydn’s Orfeo ed Euridice under Richard Bonynge for the Sydney Conservatorium’s Centenary Celebrations, and in 2017 Brad returns in concert as Zadok the Priest in Handel’s Solomon with Michelle Leonard’s dynamic Leichardt Espresso Chorus, following on from last years triumph as Jonathan in Saul at St James, King Street in Sydney.

Brad appears regularly at the Silverton Hotel for Aria’s in the Outback, in Opera Gala evenings at Leura’s Hydro Majestic, in concert for the Robert Stolz Viennese Society in Melbourne and in musically gorgeous collaborations with the stunning Inventi Ensemble.

Other memorable appearances include Tamino in Die Zauberflöte & Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Oper Köln), Don Alonse in L’Amant Jaloux (Opera Comique, Paris), Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera Holland Park, London), Aubry in Marschener’s Der Vampyr (Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam), creating the role of Clem in Mischa Hamel’s Snow White (Nederlandse Reisopera) and appearing in concert with Anna Netrebko in Moscow.

Brad’s performance of Davey in Jonathan Dove’s Siren Song for Amsterdam’s Grachtenfestival was released live on Chandos Classics to widespread critical acclaim. The Live CD of From Korngold to Kabarett goes on sale in 2017.

Brad studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, National Opera Studio, London and with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West, California. He is thankful for the support of Nance Atkinson Trust, Johnson Bequest, Tait Memorial Trust, Australian Opera Auditions Committee’s Dame Joan Sutherland Award and Australian Singing Competition.



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Jazz under the Stars: Joe Leaman Jazz Trio

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Jazz under the Stars: Joe Leaman Jazz Trio

  • Jazz under the Stars: Joe Leaman Jazz Trio
    August 4, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its summer Jazz under the Stars series with the Joe Leaman Jazz Trio. Leaman is an in demand pianist, percussionist and instructor in the Northeast Ohio region. He has been seen with local artists Jack Schantz, Helen Welch, Dave Morgan, and has performed with the bands Special Request, Charita Franks, and Axon Neuron just to name a few. Joe is currently the Music and Worship Director for Montrose Zion United Methodist Church in Bath, and is the keyboard specialist at Woodsy’s Music in Kent. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from The University of Akron.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and enjoy this free concert. In the event of rain the concert will be held at The United Church of Christ, 217 East Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio 44256.

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



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The University of Akron Steel Drum Band

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The University of Akron Steel Drum Band

  • University of Akron Steel Drum Band
    March 24, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents The University of Akron Steel Drum Band at Copley High School, 3807 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, on March 24, 2018 at 8pm. Travel to Trinidad and Tobago in your own back yard and dance in the aisles to the sizzling sounds of this high energy band. Students from the Copley Steel Drum Band will also participate. Founded by Dr. Larry Snider, and directed by Matt Dudack, this award winning steel drum ensemble is an excellent way to usher in spring. You will leave this concert energized and renewed! A portion of proceeds from the concert will benefit Copley music programs. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available online at ormaco.org (credit card processing fee applies) or by calling 330-722-2541. Tickets at the door are $12, cash or checks only.



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Lempner Jazz Duo

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  • Lempner Jazz Duo
    March 11, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach continues its free Sunday afternoon concerts with the Lempner Jazz Duo in a concert devoted to the sounds of Spring at the Wadsworth Public Library. The concert is free.

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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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Party Bus to Playhouse Square: Rent

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Party Bus to Playhouse Square: Rent

  • Party Bus to Playhouse Square: Rent
    March 25, 2018
    11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) as it ventures to Cleveland’s Playhouse Square to see the Broadway hit, Rent.

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre.

Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Hop on the bus at Buehler’s River Styx at 11:30am, enjoy a catered box lunch, flowing wine, homemade cookies, chocolates, a trivia quiz and more. To book tickets visit www.ormaco.org (credit card charges apply) or phone 330-722-2541. Seating is limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. ORMACO Party Buses sell out quickly.

 



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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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Party Bus to Playhouse Square: Waitress

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Party Bus to Playhouse Square: Waitress

  • Party Bus to Playhouse Square: Waitress
    November 5, 2017
    11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Join Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) as it ventures to Cleveland’s Playhouse Square to see the Broadway hit, Waitress. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, the musical tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (PippinFinding Neverland).

Hop on the bus at Buehler’s River Styx at 11:30am, enjoy a catered box lunch, flowing wine, homemade cookies, chocolates, a trivia quiz and more. To book tickets visit www.ormaco.org (credit card charges apply) or phone 330-722-2541. Seating is limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. ORMACO Party Buses sell out quickly.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.

WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

 

Start Time: 11:30 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2017

Address:
Buehler’s River Styx
3626 Medina Road
Medina, Ohio
44256
United States

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Verb Ballets: Made in America: Dances That Transform You through Time and Movement

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Verb Ballets: Made in America: Dances That Transform You through Time and Movement

Event Phone: 330-722-2541


  • Verb Ballets
    February 17, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents Made in America: Dances That Transform You through Time and Movement. The program will consist of works designed to conjure up visions of gypsy dancers, to the famous orchestral music of the 1940’s audience favorite Eight by Benny Goodman, choreographed by Ohio Ballet Founder Heinz Poll. Included is a new work by African-American choreographer Tommie Waheed Evans of Philadelphia described by critics as, “sleek encounters that brim with contrasting patterns and connections”. A new company work by Adam Houghland, of Dallas, Texas whose works have been praised for, “ample distinctive differences in movement invention, tone, and approach to satisfy a multiplicity of tastes” makes an exciting addition to the program. International dance critics from Taiwan and the UK have reviewed Verb Ballets’ performances as, “classical ballet with a dash of American modern dance”.

Tickets are available by calling 330-722-2541 or online at www.ormaco.org for $15 (plus credit card processing fee).

 

About Verb Ballets:

Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance. Critics have hailed Verb Ballets as, “Dashes preconceptions …with keen dramatic power.” -The Plain Dealer, “(Verb) is dance magnifique.” – The Examiner, “confident and polished, Verb’s dancers shone” – Dance International Magazine. Verb Ballets cultivates dance appreciation and nurtures wellness through movement in community dance classes, school residencies, senior outreach, library programs, master classes and college course partnerships. Verb Ballets has also been named one of Five Great Tiny Troupes in America by Dance Magazine and was one of the 25 dance companies in America to watch.



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The Scenic Route: Girls that Rock- Women in Modern Popular Music

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The Scenic Route: Girls that Rock- Women in Modern Popular Music

Event Phone: 330-722-2541


  • The Scenic Route
    December 10, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) as it presents The Scenic Route in a concert/lecture titled Girls that Rock-Women in Modern Popular Music at The Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 on December 10, 2017 at 2pm.

The Scenic Route, founded by Rachel Crozier, is an award winning alternative rock band from Canton Ohio. Since forming in 2011, The Scenic Route has worked hard to become one of NE Ohio’s favorite bands. Their original music is an eclectic mix of rock, blues, punk, pop and funk. The band has two full length albums, “EPiC” and “Drama Queen” (both are available on itunes and Amazon), and is currently recording their third. The band is signed to an artist development group, and is taking the first steps towards becoming a national act.

The concert/lecture will showcase tunes made famous by women in popular music and will talk about how women got to where they are and what it means to young women breaking into a highly competitive business.



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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: Bobby Selvaggio (Saxophone)

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Jazz Under the Stars: Bobby Selvaggio (Saxophone)

  • Jazz under the Stars: Bobby Selvaggio
    June 2, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) opens the eigth season of Jazz Under the Stars with Bobby Selvaggio. Director of the Jazz Studies program at Kent State University, Selvaggio is one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today’s jazz scene. In the words of pianist Kenny Werner, “Bobby is among the best of players out there,” and legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano praises Bobby by calling him “one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus and sound.”

Bring your lawn chairs, the family, picnics and blankets and enjoy an evening of groovy, moody and swinging music! In the event of rain the performance will held at the United Church of Christ, 217 East Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio, 44256



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