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The Akron Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

Widely recognized for musical excellence and performance versatility, the Akron Symphony Orchestra is committed to enhancing the quality of life of our community. The Akron Symphony Orchestra is operated by the Greater Akron Musical Association, whose vision is to be embraced and sustained as a community treasure that provides a welcoming environment for all people to experience great music. This vision is realized by operating the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Youth Orchestras, Akron Symphony Chorus, the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir, and numerous special outreach and educational programs.

Since being named Music Director in 2006, Christopher Wilkins’ programming has reflected his strong interest in community-oriented projects. During his tenure he has made it a priority to develop partnerships with artists and organizations based in Northeast Ohio, and to develop educational programming for all ages.

Violinist Sara Rule Schaft works extensively throughout Northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Currently she is a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in principal positions with each of these organizations. She has also performed with the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra; the Cleveland Chamber Symphony; and the Canton, Wheeling (W.Va.), and Erie (Pa.) Symphony Orchestras.

Linda Nagy Johnston is Principal Second Violinist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and is also first violinist with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, where she has been a member of the Canton Symphony String Quartet. She performs with ensembles throughout Northeast Ohio, including the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Orchestra, Watercolors Trio, and Akron Baroque.

Violist Aaron Mossburg completed his undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Peter Slowik, and earned a master’s in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, under the guidance of Robert Vernon. Other highly influential teachers that Aaron has studied with privately include Heidi Castleman, Kim Kashkashian and Wilfried Strehle.  Aaron has attended music festivals across the world, including The Perlman Music Program in New York, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Kneisel Hallin Maine, and the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida.

The performance is Sunday, April 30, at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is FREE; however, a free-will offering will be accepted.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.  A reception follows the performance.   For more information, call Holy Trinity at (330) 376-5154.

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