Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) closes out its 2020 Wadsworth Library 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.
The concert is free, but reservations are recommended by registering online or calling 330-722-2541.
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 of 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.