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Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its free Wadsworth Public Library concert series with Flutist Janet Becker. Everyone knows what a flute is. Your niece played it in the sixth-grade band, you watched Will Ferrell play it badly in Anchorman and when you go to yoga or get a massage it’s playing calmly in the background. All that is true, but there’s much more to it than that. This program will explore all the facets of the modern flute today, and the many shapes and sizes that the instrument can take. Dr. Becker will provide a brief look at history by demonstrating Renaissance and Baroque flutes, leading you up to the present day with pieces for modern concert flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and contra-bass flute. From old to new and small to huge, this program will leave you surprised by what you didn’t know about one of the first instruments created, the flute. Access this concert on the ORMACO Facebook page.
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) closes out its 2020 Sunday concert season with the Lempner Duo (saxophone and guitar). Enjoy a program of Christmas classics and other holiday and Hanukkah songs presented in a swing style. This is a live-stream concert on the ORMACO Facebook page. About the Performers Tom Lempner is a member of the music faculty at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, Cleveland State University and Notre Dame College. He is a woodwind coach for the Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland Youth Wind Symphonies and is a teaching artist for CIPC ArtsConnect at Gilmour Academy. As a Music Therapist, he has worked at the Prentiss Autism Center and has over ten years experience working with the urban youth population of Cleveland who have severe emotional disturbances. In addition to crisis intervention, re-education and sanctuary therapeutic models, he is also trained in applied behavioral analysis from the Cleveland Clinic and completed the Child Trauma Academy with Dr. Bruce Perry. Tom also works with ORMACO to facilitate grant-funded therapeutic music workshops with at-risk youth. Lempner earned a Masters of Music degree at Kent State University where he was awarded the Walter Watson Jazz Award, Outstanding Soloist at Elmhurst Jazz Festival, and Winner of the Graduate Student Soloists Competition. He also earned a double Bachelors degree in Music Therapy and Music Performance at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, a Diploma from the Armed Forces School of Music, and is a U.S. Army Veteran with various awards and decorations. Lempner is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist and an endorsing artist for Air Revelation. Adam Sarata is currently the Director of the Summit Music School in Akron. He has taught at Muskingum University, Community Music, Ashland University, University of Mount Union and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He studied classical and jazz guitar with James Piokowski, Dean Newton and Stephen Aron. On a full scholarship, he completed graduate studies at The University of Akron in 2001. He has performed at Severance Hall, Warner Hall and Elizabeth Pastor Hall. Sarata was a featured performed at the Wooster Jam Music and Arts Festival, Ingenuity Festival and the International Rantucci Guitar Competition and Festival. He has adjudicated the James Stroud Guitar Competition, the Burning River Electric Guitar Festival, among others. Sarata has released three classical guitar recordings. WCLV has endorsed his playing as “lovely, colorful [a] very nice performance.
From Lincoln Center Theater comes a “sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Lowe’s My Fair Lady. Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “The Rain in Spain”, and Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times). The romantic and adventure-filled Anastasia will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. Hop on the bus at Buehler’s River Styx at 11:30 am, enjoy a catered box lunch, flowing wine, homemade cookies, chocolates, a trivia quiz and more! To book call[masked]. Seating is limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. ORMACO bus trips sell out quickly. 11:30 am departure from Buehler’s River Styx; return at 5:00 pm $105 Party Bus + orchestra $60 orchestra only
Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theater and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie, this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Hop on the bus at Buehler’s River Styx at 5:00 pm, enjoy a catered box lunch, flowing wine, homemade cookies, chocolates, a trivia quiz and more! To book call[masked]. Seating is limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. ORMACO party buses sell out quickly. $105 Party Bus + orchestra $75 Party Bus + balcony $60 orchestra only $45 balcony only