Violins often dwell as vital components of orchestras on concert stages, but I’m exiting the stage to bring the violin’s uniquely beautiful voice to you, up close and personal! From Classical selections to fiddle tunes to rock and roll (Beatles, Kansas and The Who) you’ll experience the violin in all its glory. You’ll learn about the different types of wood essential to its sound and how the horsehair on the bow is never from a Cleveland MetroPark horse!
A professional violinist for over 35 years, violinist Mary Beth Ions is equally at ease on stage at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, in the orchestra pit and lobby at Playhouse Square, as a strolling violinist at MetroHealth, and bringing elegant violin music to weddings, and many high-profile social events.
A fervent believer in the power of music to inspire and heal, Mary Beth loves to share her music with those of all ages. From Baby Shark to Mozart, she will delight listeners with a wide variety of beloved musical favorites!