Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach will kick off its fourth professional Jazz under the Stars summer concert series on June 7 with Cleveland based vocalist Eileen Burns. The concert will highlight a mix of swinging tunes and romantic jazz standards. 

On July 12, one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today’s jazz scene, Bobby Selvaggio, returns with Ashley Summers on bass, Chris Baker on drums and Theron Brown on piano. The concert will feature new original jazz music composed by Bobby, along with some jazz favorites. 

Akron-based trumpeter and composer Josh Rzepka will lead his jazz trio in a performance that will feature the music of jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others on August 16. The trio will also play original compositions from Josh’s acclaimed albums Into the Night and Midwest Coast

The summer series wraps up on September 6 with Hudson-based Tim Akin and his combo as they heat things up with tunes from the American Songbook.

These free concerts are at 7pm in Medina’s Uptown Park. Music lovers are encouraged to bring picnics and lawn chairs. 

ORMACO is an all volunteer non-profit with the mission of making music, arts and culture accessible to all, with many programs benefiting minority, disadvantaged and rural populations. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available for the summer jazz series and the organization also welcomes individual donations to help make programs possible. For more information, call 330-722-2541 or visit www.ormaco.org.


The Medina Community Band

Annual Spring Concert

Concert Date:       
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Concert Site:        
Medina Performing Arts Center
Main Stage
851 Weymouth Rd
Medina, Ohio 44256

 Admission is complimentary.

The Medina Community Band, under the baton of Marcus L. Neiman, will present their annual spring concert featuring special guest conductor Dr. Jesse Leyva, director of bands at the Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.  Featured soloists for the concert will be Mary Ann Grof-Neiman (clarinet) and Sue McLaughlin and Amy Muhl (flute duet).

The concert will open with the exciting Liberty Fanfare by John Williams and arranged for concert band by James Curnow.  The afternoon’s overture will be Franz von Suppé’s Tantalusqualen (Tantalus' Torment) arranged by Dale Grotenhuis.   Ragtime won’t be forgotten with Geo Cobb’s Russian Rag liberally taken from Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in c-sharp minor, and Knock Out Drops by Frank Henri Klickmann.

John Philip Sousa’s marches Power and Glory and The Stars and Stripes Forever will be performed as well. The band will end their first half of the hour long program with Morton Gould’s America Salute.

Leyva will conduct Percy Grainger’s folksong Shepherd’s Hey as his primary selection and Prokofiev’s Athletic Festival March, Op. 69, No. 1 as his secondary encore selection. 

Mary Ann Grof-Neiman will be featured in Ernest Marie’s The Tyrolienne Air Varie for E-flat clarinet and band.  Sue McLaughlin and Amy Muhl will be featured in the exciting Celtic Flutes by Kurt Gäble.

Additional information on the band and its activities can be found at their WEBSITE 


The Medina Chorus

Spring Concert
The Medina Chorus presents its Spring Concert on Saturday evening, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd., Medina, Ohio.  The program consists of a wide selection of music to satisfy a variety of musical tastes from Bach and Mozart to Gershwin.

Tickets, at the door, are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and students.  Seating may be limited. Reduced sale tickets will soon be available at all three Buhlers stores around Medina about two weeks before the concert.

Please visit our WEBSITE to learn more about us and where you will also find excerpts from previous concerts.


Medina County District Library

P H O T O G R A P H Y  E X H I B I T

Medina County District Library
3rd Floor Gallery
210 South Broadway
Medina, OH 44256