Sep 18 2022
Arts @ Holy Trinity Welcomes Jessica Tong, violinist & Michael Sheppard, pianist

Arts @ Holy Trinity Welcomes Jessica Tong, violinist & Michael Sheppard, pianist

Presented by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Canadian violinist Jessica Tong has garnered international acclaim, having been a top prizewinner at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Music, and Yellow Springs International Chamber Music Competitions. She has previously served as the first violinist of both Vinca and Larchmere String Quartets and is currently the Violin Professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Chamber Music Director of the Composers Conference at Brandeis University.

Pianist Michael Sheppard was the winner of the prestigious American Pianists Association Classical Fellow Award — a designation that led to the release of a critically acclaimed solo recording by Harmonia Mundi in 2007. He gives masterclasses, teaches regularly, and plays with some of the top singers and instrumentalists around the US, working at both the Peabody Institute of Music and the Baltimore School for the Arts, sharing his love and understanding of music and the artistic process with future generations. Sheppard is also a conductor and burgeoning actor.

This program explores opposing pairs of French and German composers of the romantic 19th and early impressionistic 20th century.

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Admission Info

This concert performance is free and open to the community.  To view it online and for updated safety guidelines, please visit

Phone: 330-376-5154


Dates & Times

2022/09/18 - 2022/09/18

Additional time info:

Meet-the-Artists Meal
Join us for a delicious meal and an in-depth Q&A with the artists following the concert at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 per person or $20 for students.
Menu: Dinner rolls with butter, garden salad (mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion) with Italian dressing, chicken parmesan, red bliss mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.  Vegan meals are available upon request at the time of ticketing.
Tickets may be purchased online at

Location Info

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

50 N. Prospect Street, Akron, OH