Saturday, July 24th, 2021 7:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents The LaGrange Duo on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at HeARTland, 8187 Camp Road, Homerville, OH 44235 at 7 pm. Based out of Georgia and Alabama, Jacqueline Pickett (double bass) and Lorna Wood (violin/viola) will perform the first movement of Edgar Meyer’s Duo for Violin and Double Bass; Astor Piazzolla’s Five Tangos; Andrea Clearfield’s Three Songs based on the Poetry of Pablo Neruda and Beethoven’s Eyeglasses for violin and double bass.

The musicians will feature some solo works, including a piece by Joseph Wood, an Irish jig and a McCoy Tyner jazz fiddle piece arranged by John Blake Jr. The concert also will feature strings students who will participate in a music camp with Pickett and Wood the day of the concert. The students will perform Pickett’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo.

Tickets are $12 in advance available online here or $14 on the day of the concert. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy the concert around Rusalka’s Pond. For more information call 419-853-6016.

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About The Musicians

Bassist Jacqueline Pickett is an accomplished artist in a variety of styles. She has performed with musicians ranging from country singer Allison Krauss to avant-garde composers Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros. As a student of acclaimed bassist and political activist Richard Davis, Jacqueline has a deep passion concerning music for social change. To this end, she worked with pianist Consuela Lee in Snow Hill, Alabama, teaching young people how to play improvised music.

Their duo, the Lee/Pickett duo, brought down many great artists, including Max Roach and Milt Jackson, to audiences in rural Alabama to inspire young people. For six years, she headed the non-profit Torch Academy that was dedicated to music education through community involvement. She is the bandleader of Metro Atlanta Women’s Jazz Society (MA JAZZ), an organization that promotes female jazz artists.

Lorna Wood grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, where she began studying violin at a young age, first in a Suzuki program, and later with Dorothy Mauney and Richard Young. Lorna graduated with a B.A. in English and a B.M. in violin performance from Oberlin College, where she studied with Marilyn McDonald and participated in masterclasses with Josef Gingold and Cho Liang Lin, among others.

After earning a Ph.D. in English from Yale, she was an instructor for six years at Auburn University. While raising her children, she began dedicating most of her professional life to music. She is a member of the Columbus Symphony, concertmaster of the LaGrange Symphony, and a busy violin and viola teacher. She has soloed with the LaGrange Symphony and the Auburn Community Orchestra, and has appeared on the “A Little Lunch Music” recital series at Auburn’s Jule Collins Smith Museum in both solo and chamber music recitals.