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Mid-Ohio Opera Gets Local With Everyman

18 Apr , 2019  

After presenting works by great classical opera composers, including Puccini, Verdi, and Schubert, Mid-Ohio Opera is now turning to music by a native Richland County composer, Rick Sowash.

A graduate of Lexington High School and a former Richland County Commissioners, Sowash’s classical music has been performed around the country. This includes a world premiere at Carnegie Hall, featured music on radio stations all over the US, and even the film score of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s documentary, Ohio: 200 Years. Sowash also made his mark on Richland County by naming the Renaissance Theatre and serving as its founding Executive Director. More on Ric can be found here.

Based on a medieval play, Everyman tells the story of a rich man who meets Death and laments over his life choices. This short piece, accompanied by a string quartet and piano, will be performed in addition to other works by Sowash. Mid-Ohio Opera fans and Sowash fans will have three opportunities to hear this concert:

  • The Mansfield Art Center, Friday, April 26, 7 PM.
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Wooster, Saturday, April 27, 2 PM.
  • Auburn Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Sunday, April 28, 11 AM.

Remember that with Mid-Ohio Opera you can enjoy all of the music, all of the drama, but none of the cost! These concerts are free to attend; donations are welcomed.


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