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 at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at Highland High School Auditorium, 4150 Ridge Road. This concert will celebrate one of 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 and Candide, to lesser known gems such as I Hate Music and Chichester Psalms. Led from the piano by New York-based Steven Gross, the concert will feature acclaimed Northeast Ohio-based singers Melissa Davis (soprano), Nancy Maultsby(mezzo), Shane Patrick O’Neill (tenor) and Fabio Polanco (baritone). The 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”.
During the week of October 22, Gross and Davis will be presenting school and library workshops throughout the region. For details on the library workshops, visit www.ormaco.org/outreach.
Tickets are available by calling 330-722-2541, online at www.ormaco.org (credit card fees apply), at all Medina County Buehler’s stores. $12 in advance; $15 at the door (cash or checks only).
The World Tour of Music Fall residency is made possible in part, by underwriting from the following: Ohio Arts Council, Medina Breakfast Kiwanis Club, Lorain Medina Rural Electric People Fund, Armstrong, Medina County District Library, Jan Leatherman and the Medina County Arts Council. Now in its eighth year, ORMACO is a mostly volunteer non-profit with the mission of making music, arts and culture available to all, with a focus on programs for underserved, disadvantaged and rural populations.