Akron Performers Highlight April 27th Glasgow Reed Organ Series Concert

The 2013-14 Glasgow Reed Organ Series will draw to a close when Akron Area Organist Anthony Montagno and pianist Cynthia Badran visit Fayette’s historic Opera House for a Sunday, April 27th, 3:00 p.m. concert.
The concert will feature solo and duets that will range from Classical to Popular musical arrangements.

Anthony Montagno is currently the director of music at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Canton, Ohio, and conductor for High Holy Day Services at Temple Israel in Akron. In addition, he has worked as an accompanist for the University of Akron Dance Institute. As a pianist, he was selected for the “Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections Program” with the University of Akron Flute Ensemble and University of Akron Dance Company. He has also worked with the renowned Los Angeles composer Bruno Louchouarn in an authentic performance of avante-garde and experimental music.

Cynthia Badran earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Performance from the University of Akron where she studied piano, organ and harpsichord. She is currently the Organist at St. Mary Church in Akron, Ohio and is on the Staff of The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration as well as the University of Akron’s Dance Institute. She has done Master Classes with VERB Ballets, Joffrey Ballet, STEPS, Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, Ana Lobe’s Ballet Academy and many other dance groups.

The Glasgow Reed Organ Series is in its second decade at the Fayette Opera House and is the only series of its kind in the nation. Sponsored by the Fayette Community Fine Arts Council and presented in Fayette’s Historic 1898 Opera House, this unique musical series has featured some of the world’s finest organists and musicians. With performers from Japan and Europe traveling to Fayette to play the Glasgow Collection of Reed Organs, this series has truly taken on an international flavor. Guest artists make their pilgrimage to Fayette to perform on the 1890’s vintage Mason & Hamlin Organ, an 1860 era Alexander harmonium and a Seybold reedd organ circa, 1890’s.
The doors open Sunday’s Concert at 2:30 with the curtains opening at 3:00 p.m.

As always a reception for the guest artists and audience will follow the event. Tickets for this event are $12.00 & $10.00 at the door.

For ticket reservations, call (419) 237-3111 and leave a message. For additional information check out our web site at www.operahouse-fayette.org.

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