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February 11, 2022

McDaniel and Kirkwood perform at BOP STOP on Friday February 11th at 8pm. Tickets to attend in person are $15 each.

The show will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and can be made at

Following recent performances featured in The New York Times, Time Out New York, and WNYC, composer Buck McDaniel returns to The Bop Stop with electronic producer Jacob Kirkwood (MTV’s Ridiculousness) for an album release party of their new single, Patterns on Dufy. This collaboration between McDaniel and Kirkwood comes after their successful 2019 installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Landscape Piece, and marks their first public performance together since pre-pandemic times.

Joined by a motley crew of popular Cleveland-area artists, including Opus 216-founder violinist Ariel Clayton, the Ekklesia Quintet, and multi-percussionist Mell Csicsila, McDaniel and Kirkwood present what Cleveland Classical calls a “crisp, exciting, and relevant” evening

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April 25, 2021 @ 2:00pm

ERQ will be presenting a virtual concert for the Hudson Library & Historical Society. This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page on Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter. Access the library’s Facebook page at:

This concert is being sponsored by the Hudson Library & Historical Society Board of Trustees. For more information, email or visit 

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March 21, 2021

LIVE(Streamed) from the Maltz Performing Arts Center, Don't miss this return of live music in Cleveland!
Tune in at 3:00pm EST the day of the concert.


December 12, 2020 @ 3:00pm

Ekklésia Reed Quintet performs for ORMACO's Virtual Concert Series 2020 ERQ presents a concert of holiday classics and new works by local composers inspired by the COVID pandemic.


July 13, 2020 - Noon

The Ekklésia Reed Quintet is very excited to be part of the Media County Arts Council's Virtual Arts Week. Our Virtual concert take us from the Studio to your Living Room! Featuring works from Gershwin, Gordon Goodwin, and Local North-East Ohio composers, this program is sure to please those with diverse taste in classical, jazz, and contemporary music

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cu•ri•os•i•ty by Stephen Stanziano
Ekklésia Reed Quintet

cu•ri•os•i•ty by Stephen Stanziano

Members of Ekklésia Reed Quintet (bass clarinetist Travis Hogue-Smith, soprano saxophonist Thomas Lempner) perform a virtual premiere of Stephen Stanziano's "Curiosity" for ORMACO's Virtual Concert Series 2020. Stephen Stanziano Ekklésia Reed Quintet ORMACO cu•ri•os•i•ty is a new composition for Soprano Saxophone and Bass Clarinet written by Cleveland Composer's Guild member Dr. Stephen Stanziano during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thomas Lempner and I are both members of the Ekklésia Reed Quintet and as part of our mission feel the importance of promoting local artists and their works is important for the cultural integrity of our amazing city and communities. We asked Dr. Stanziano to write a piece for this project as we know the loss of the "performance" aspect for musicians can be quite discouraging. Not only does this piece fill that missing aspect in a musicians new "normal", but the piece its self is centered around the human curiosity of learning new things one would never have thought they would want to or be interested in with the newly found time on one's hands during this crisis. Travis Hogue-Smith is a Clarinetists, Artistic Administrator, and graphic design hobbyist. He is the Director of Operations for the Miami Classical Music Festival, member of the Ekklésia Reed Quintet and the Cleveland Winds. Thomas Lempner is a member of the music faculty at Cleveland State University, The College of Wooster, Notre Dame College, and he is a woodwind coach for the Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland Youth Wind Symphonies. Mr. Lempner currently performs as a member of Ekklésia Reed Quintet, Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet, Cleveland Winds, Akron Symphonic Winds, and many more local groups. Stephen Stanziano is an active composer, educator, and bassist in Northeast Ohio who holds a Ph.D. in music theory and composition from Kent State University. A member of ASCAP and former president of the Cleveland Composer's Guild, his works have been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Collective, Grammy-award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, several Cleveland Orchestra members, and The Cleveland Chamber Symphony, among others.
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Maltz Performing Arts Center, March 2021
WCLV Key Bank Studios March 2020
Notre Dame College October 2020
Music at Main - Clevelan Public Library
Hudson Historical Society
WRUW Case Western Reserve
Happy Dog Classical Revolution
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