Connecting Our Community While Supporting Artists

To connect our community during this time of recommended social distancing and to support the artists and event professionals whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the cancellation of large gatherings, the Reilly is sponsoring a series of live online broadcasts. While this service will be free for all to tune in, the diverse line-up of local and regional artists and crew will be compensated by the Reilly for their work and talents.

In addition to the broader community, we are working to target those who need our interaction the most, whether they are self-isolating by choice or for the sake of their health, like our friends in assisted living facilities that can not have family and friends visit under the current circumstances.

Thank you for your support as the Reilly Arts Center continues to provide you with inspiring live performances – one way or another!

Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to both connect our “distanced” community during this difficult time, and help provide financial support to the artists and event staff whose livelihoods have been dramatically altered by the cancellation and postponement of face-to-face events.

Artists

Almost every performing artist is seeing massive impacts from COVID-19 cancellations. Most local and regional musicians are independent contractors and when events get cancelled their income stops. For example, a professional musician in the Ocala Symphony Orchestra most likely puts their livelihood together by playing with the OSO and a number of other regional orchestra in Florida while teaching private lessons and playing private events like weddings and parties. With the neccessary COVID-19 cancellations and postponements, nearly all (if not all by the time you read this) of Florida’s local and regional orchestras have stopped performing, the volume of private lessons may change dramatically as parents make decisions for their families, and most large private events like weddings and parties are also cancelled.

Other Event Professionals

All Event Professionals are seeing an impact. Many lighting designers and board operators, sound technicians, load-in and out help, runners, camera operators, caterers, and even special staff like bar tenders and servers hired for events are seeing cuts to their available income.

We expect the cost of each live streamed event to cost between $1,500 to $2,000. This will cover stipends for artists, technicians, camera operators, streaming fees and associated costs.

We are relying on donations to fuel this initiative and aid as many artists and event professionals as possible while also connecting our community. Initial donations from the Reilly’s Board of Directors and $2,000 of grant funds re-allocated by the Marion Cultural Alliance will get things started and we hope members of the community consider contributing to keep this important initiative going.

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Program Sponsors

The Reilly Digital Series is supported by City of Ocala Recreation and Parks, Marion Cultural Alliance, The Reilly Arts Center Board of Directors, and patrons and donors who are daily making donations to the Reilly or the decision

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If you’d like to help support this special program, please consider making a donation that will help us compensate the performers, crew, and broadcast technicians. Your support of the arts and the professionals who dedicate their time and talent to the field is needed now more than ever!

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Upcoming Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Randy Lee and Welson Tremura
Formed in 2018 by two University of Florida music professors from different areas, this eclectic trumpet and Brazilian guitar/vocal duo features classical transcriptions, Brazilian songs, jazz, and more as you have never heard them before. Since their founding, they have performed at UF as well as done a couple of tours to Spain. This duo is excited to play their set for the North Florida community, so enjoy an hour of fun, virtuosic, and beautiful music.

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 8:00 – 11:00 PM | Just Joel

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 8:00 PM | Adam Volpe & The Voltron Collective

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Joshua Mazur and Brian Hargrove
Joshua L. Mazur, singer, & Brian Hargrove, pianist, present a program of songs from the Broadway stage exploring Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in love and marriage, featuring familiar and beloved songs by Stephen Sondheim, Rogers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and others.

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Danielle Moreau and Danielle VanTuinen

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Tasha Robinson
Tasha Robinson has been the Principal Harpist with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra for nearly a decade. She will be sharing 3 harps on this upcoming solo concert: a Rainbow Electroacoustic Harp, a Celtic Harp and a 19 string lap harp she calls Luigi that was made in Kingston Ontario Canada. Tasha will cover the Beatles to Coldplay and Debussy just to name a few.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 3:00 PM | Stewart Kitts
Stewart Kitts presents a solo violin recital program with accompanist, Kathy Plympton that will take our viewers on a trip through the history of violin music. Stewart is a third generation professional violinist who is currently Concertmaster of the Ocala Symphony and Co-Concertmaster of the Villages Philharmonic. He resides in Gainesville, where he has a teaching studio, and is co-director, with his sister Jennifer, of the Celebration Suzuki Strings and conducts the Celebration String Orchestra. Stewart is the father of fourth generation violinists, Elizabeth and Natalie Kitts.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 8:00 PM | The Greg Snider Group
The Greg Snider Group is a jazz centric, modular ensemble ranging from duos to sextet and beyond. With an improvisatorial focus, the group excels in musical communication and putting on themed historical and genre based shows. The Group is currently in production of original music to be released on a full album later this year. Please check out www.gregsnidermusic.com for more information.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Keith Northover and Brian Hargrove
Dr. Keith Northover, clarinet, and Brian Hargrove, piano, bring a dynamic presentation of clarinet and piano music that spans from whimsy to melancholy. All three featured works on the program are written by living composers (Marc Eychenne, Paul Richards, and James Stephenson) and Keith will perform on four different instruments: the Bass Clarinet, the Basset Horn, the Eb Clarinet, and the Bb Clarinet. Brian will only play on one piano: The Reilly’s 9 foot Yamaha Concert Grand once owned by Yanni. (True Story)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 5:00 PM | Left on Broadway
Ocala duo, Olivia Ortiz and Mike Wall, make up the base of the pop fusion/acoustic lounge collaboration, Left On Broadway. Usually heard performing original songs and original arrangements with musicians Karim Martin, Greg Snider, Erik Abernathy, and featured additional guest artists. Left On Broadway has been featured twice as band of the year in Ocala Magazine in 2016 and 2019, the Couch Sessions series in 2017-2018, the Ocala Levitt Amp Concert Series in 2018, Fine Arts for Ocala 2017-2019, and numerous private parties, weddings, festivals and charity events.

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Silviu Ciulei & Tania Moldovan
Nationally celebrated flamenco guitarist and UF Professor, Silviu Ciulei, will perform an exciting assortment of French and Spanish classical guitar pieces, Flamenco music, and will be joined by renown touring violinist and wife, Aniela Moldovan, for exciting tango music and more.

Below you’ll find the pictures and bios of the artists and crew that will be a special part of this performance series. Check back often as we’re adding more every day!

Live Broadcasts Artists and Crew

Left On Broadway

Left On Broadway

Performer

Ocala duo, Olivia Ortiz and Mike Wall, make up the base of the pop fusion/acoustic lounge collaboration, Left On Broadway. Usually heard performing original songs and original arrangements with musicians Karim Martin, Greg Snider, Erik Abernathy, and featured additional guest artists. Left On Broadway has been featured twice as band of the year in Ocala Magazine in 2016 and 2019, the Couch Sessions series in 2017-2018, the Ocala Levitt Amp Concert Series in 2018, Fine Arts for Ocala 2017-2019, and numerous private parties, weddings, festivals and charity events.

Keith Northover

Keith Northover

Performer

Dr. Keith Northover is a graduate from Indiana University, where he studied clarinet with Howard Klug and early clarinet with Eric Hoeprich.  He is currently the Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Florida. Past roles include serving as the K-8 music teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School in Bedford, IN, an associate instructor for the woodwind department as clarinet instructor and coordinator for secondary woodwind lessons.  Before IU, he completed both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and music education from the University of Florida, where he studied with Professor Mitchell Estrin.  Keith also served as adjunct instructor of clarinet at the College of Central Florida.

Recent career highlights include premières and performances at Clarinetfest in Belgium, Knoxville, and Orlando, the NACWPI Conference in Vancouver, and the American Reed Summit in Missouri.  Additionally he has toured the world with chamber music tours in Europe and Brazil and is a founding member of the Novacane Clarinet Quartet and the Æther Reed Quintet. He also performs regularly with orchestras in Columbus (IN), Terre Haute, Evansville, Danville (IL), and Ocala (FL).

In addition to his active performance schedule, Keith is an active teacher and researcher.  His students have gone on to succeed at Solo and Ensemble contests, regional and all-state ensembles, and gaining acceptance into various music programs across the country including Indiana University, and the University of Florida.  His research and performance interests include pursuing and advocating the use of the auxiliary clarinets, Mozart and the Basset Horn, the use of low clarinets in Opera and Film, and historical instruments and performance practices.  For more info: www.keithnorthover.com

Greg Snider Group

Greg Snider Group

Performer

The Greg Snider Group is a jazz centric, modular ensemble ranging from duos to sextet and beyond. With an improvisatorial focus, the group excels in musical communication and putting on themed historical and genre based shows. The Group is currently in production of original music to be released on a full album later this year. Please check out www.gregsnidermusic.com for more information.

Just Joel

Just Joel

Performer

My name is Joel and I make noise, I hope you like it.

Tasha Robinson

Tasha Robinson

Performer

Tasha Robinson has been the Principal Harpist with the Ocala Symphony for almost a decade. She will be sharing 3 harps on her upcoming solo concert, a Rainbow Electroacoustic Harp, a Celtic Harp and a 19 string lap harp she calls Luigi that was made in Kingston Ontario Canada. Tasha will cover the Beatles to Coldplay and Debussy to name a few.

Stewart Kitts

Stewart Kitts

Performer

Stewart Kitts is a third generation professional violinist. Stewart began
playing at the age of five on a 1⁄4 size violin built by his teacher and grandfather
Otto Frey. At the age of six, Stewart soloed with his violinist mother and
bassoonist father’s orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony. At ten he soloed with
the University of Florida Symphony and also became the Concertmaster of the
Alachua County Youth Orchestra (with a high school senior sitting next to
him). At fourteen, Stewart became the youngest member ever of the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. At eighteen, Stewart soloed more than thirty
times with the Jacksonville Symphony, performing St. Saens, Introduction and
Rondo Capricciosso and the third movement of the Tchaikovsky violin
concerto.
After his grandfather passed away, Stewart studied with several other
teachers, including four summers with famed teacher Ivan Galamian at the
Meadowmount School of Music. Stewart then studied with the soloist James
Buswell, as a violin performance major at Indiana University.
After college, Stewart spent one year as the Principal Second of the
Savannah Symphony. The following summer, Stewart was the Concertmaster
of the Spoleto Music Festival, in both Charleston and Spoleto. Following
Spoleto, Stewart won the position of Associate Concertmaster of the Florida
Orchestra, a position he held for twenty three years. During those years,
Stewart spent nine summers as Associate Concertmaster of the Colorado Music
Festival. Following the Florida Orchestra, Stewart has been Concertmaster of
the Hollywood Philharmonic, The Charlotte Symphony and Concertmaster for
Disney recording sessions and for touring shows including; Mannheim
Steamroller, Johnny Mathis, Ann Murray, Styx, Little River Band, Young
Frankenstein, The Alan Parsons Project, Sting, Adam Levine and many others.

Stewart is currently Concertmaster of the Ocala Symphony and Co-
Concertmaster of the Villages Philharmonic.

Stewart resides in Gainesville, where he has a teaching studio, and is co-
director, with his sister Jennifer, of the Celebration Suzuki Strings and

conducts the Celebration String Orchestra.
Stewart is the father of fourth generation violinists, Elizabeth and
Natalie Kitts.

Joshua Mazur

Joshua Mazur

Performer

Joshua L. Mazur enjoys an active career as a singer, conductor, and educator, equally at home in operatic tenor roles (recently, Don Jose in Valdosta, GA.) and musical theatre (previously as The Phantom with Ocala Symphony Orchestra). He won the TBNATS “Most Promising Male Singer” award three consecutive years and was the Florida state winner of the NATS Artist Award in 2014.

Randy Lee

Randy Lee

Performer

From Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, trumpeter Randolph Lee has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues, giving appearances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Spanning a career as a soloist, teacher, and a recording artist, he can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon, Centaur Records, Tantara Records, international television and radio broadcasts, albums, television shows, commercials, video games, and movies.

Randolph Lee has performed as a soloist in Carnegie Hall, premiered new works, and presented guest artist recitals at various universities. A collaboration with Columbian composer and pianist Mauricio Arias brought about the creation of a new concerto for trumpet, piano, and orchestra titled Rapsodia Camaleonica, as well as its world premiere and Carnegie Hall debut. A new cantata for trumpet and choir titled The Mystic Trumpeter was also written for Randolph by Anthony Maglione; and after giving its premier, he recorded it on Centaur Records (to be released in 2015). Other solo appearances with various ensembles include the Bells at Temple Square, Salty Crickets Composers Colletive, Azlo Orchestra, Scottsdale Musical Arts Orchestra, Academy of St. Barnabas on the Desert, ASU Schola Cantorum, UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Brass Ensemble, UCLA Symphonic Band, BYU Synthesis jazz band, as well as high school and community bands.

As an orchestral trumpeter and collaborator, Randolph Lee has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Opera Hong Kong as guest principal trumpet, Tucson Symphony Orchestra as substitute principal trumpet, Orchestra at Temple Square with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as principal and section trumpet, Philip Glass Ensemble, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Utah Wind Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, Phoenix Boys Choir, Salt River Brass as principal solo cornet, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra as principal trumpet, Utah Regional Ballet, and various chamber ensembles including the Potsdam Brass Quintet.

Prior to the University of Florida, Dr. Lee served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at State University of New York Potsdam and has taught at Arizona State University, University of California Los Angeles, Brigham Young University, BYU – Idaho, and has given clinics at various high schools and middle schools. He holds degrees from BYU (BA), where he studied with David Brown, UCLA (MM) with Jens Lindemann, and ASU (DMA) under the tutelage of Regents’ Professor David Hickman. Other teachers include K. Newell Dayley, Nick Norton, Donald Green, and Jay Posteraro. When not performing or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughters.

Welson Tremura

Welson Tremura

Performer

Welson Tremura (musicologist – guitarist – singer) is a Ph.D. in musicology-ethnomusicology from Florida State University and currently serve as a Professor in the School of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Dr. Tremura’s main research focuses on music and religion as expressed in folk Catholicism traditions of folia de reis or the Three Kings celebration in Brazil. Additional research areas include the usage of digital technology in performance and global technology and the inclusion of world music as a core discipline and collaborative method for teaching and collaboration. Combining his classical guitar and his voice, Dr. Tremura triumphant performances includes performance halls in the USA such as the Carnegie Hall in New York City and DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in Notre Dame, Indiana. Internationally Dr. Tremura maintains an active performance and academic schedule and has performed and given lectures in Brazil, China, Mexico, Guatemala, United States, India, Spain, Italy, Germany, and New Zealand. Dr. Tremura has been consistently praised by music critics and audiences for his interpretation of the most acclaimed bossa nova songs and his guitar compositions.

Silviu Ciulei

Silviu Ciulei

Performer

Classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Octavian Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania. He began his musical studies at age six and attended the High School of Arts. By age thirteen, he had won his first performance prize. Since coming to the United States, Silviu has won an impressive collection of prizes. Among these, First Prize in the Schadt String International Concerto Competition, First Prize at the Indiana International Guitar Competition, First Prize at the East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival and Competition, First Prize in the Texas International Guitar Competition, First Prize in the Columbus Guitar Symposium, First Prize in the Appalachian Guitar Festival. A recent top prize winner in some of the most prestigious competitions in the world including the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Parkening International Guitar Competition, Silviu is a world class performer. While competing in the Parkening Competition, Soundboard Magazine confirmed Silviu …”gave a solid performance”… Acoustic Guitar Magazine featured Silviu in their “30 under 30” article “…Ciulei brings extraordinary touch to both classical and flamenco repertoire. He has delighted audiences and taken first prize in an impressive number of international competitions”

Tania Moldovan

Tania Moldovan

Performer

A native of Romania, Tania Moldovan started playing the violin at age six. As a child prodigy she participated in prestigious competitions in Romania and won numerous awards. Shortly after she toured France, Germany, and Greece with several orchestras and chamber music projects. In 2006 Tania was awarded a Full International Scholarship to study at Bowling Green State University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Performance under the guidance of Professor Vasile Beluska. Tania graduated from Florida State University with a Doctorate in Music in 2015, where she was Teaching assistant to Professor Eliot Chapo and Dr. Ben Sung. Dr. Moldovan is an active orchestra player and also a featured chamber music player. While living in South Carolina she performed regularly with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and Asheville Symphony among others. Since moving to Florida, she has been performing with the Pensacola Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and with the Ocala Symphony. Tania has worked with and been a teaching fellow at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, the National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD, Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, MO, and the Ionian Music Festival in Corfu, Greece. Together with her husband guitarist Dr. Silviu Ciulei, they formed Duo Silvania in 2013 and have been performing creative, modern and engaging arrangements of some of their favorite music for enthusiastic audiences across the United States and abroad. In addition, Dr. Moldovan is the co-founder of Chroma, a chamber music project based in Gainesville, FL which seeks to bring classical music to the community by presenting concerts in unconventional spaces.

Eric Lenasbunt

Eric Lenasbunt

Video Director

Eric has been mixing and production managing an extremely wide variety of bands and events for the last 20 years. Eric and his company Bunt Backline Event Services has provided production for artists such as DJ Khalid, T Pain, The Drifters, The Temptations, Fantasia, Ziggy Marley, and many more. Eric loves being behind the console and in the crowd, curating what sounds come from the stage. Eric’s mixing is heavily R&B influenced, but he enjoys an extremely eclectic mix of music and mixing all styles.  Eric loves traveling and working to get the crowd hyped through great sound and production.

Charles Rye

Charles Rye

Lighting Director

With his multidisciplinary skillset and educational background in technical theatre, Charles brings a musicians ear to audio mixing and an artist’s eye to visual design. Having experience touring in audio, lighting, and video departments gives him a wide range of capabilities. From FOH engineer to lighting designer, monitor engineer, VJ, video direction, laser design, Charles has it covered.
Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Audio Engineer

Since graduating from University of Florida in 2012 Matt Elliott has become one of North Florida’s most in-demand mix engineers. His style is eclectic. The music he mixes runs the gamut from oldies to hip hop, praise and worship to rock. He’s worked with artists like Young Thug, Frankie Avalon, Sean Curran, X Ambassadors, Sister Hazel, and Sean Kingston (just to name a few). He’s equally at home mixing an early morning church service or a late night heavy metal show. Matthew has been engineering with Bunt Backline Event Services since 2016.

Gordon Hammond

Gordon Hammond

Audio Engineer

Gordon Hammond is a live audio engineer with roots in the recording industry. After a five-year stint as staff engineer at Nashville’s iconic Sound Emporium Recording Studios, he went on to make records for artists including Dawes, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Buddy Miller, and Robert Plant. His work has been featured on 9 Grammy nominated albums, 4 International Bluegrass Music Association Award winners, and he is the recipient of a TEC Award for “Outstanding Creative Achievement, Record Production”. As a live sound engineer, Gordon’s commitment is to quality, creativity, and consistency in bringing even the most ambitious musical visions to life.

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