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Centennial Violin Concert

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


A violin that turns 100 years old this year will be featured during a Concert on Sunday, August 28 at 3pm at the ArtsAltoona Sanctuary.

The violin comes from the renowned violin making dynasty of the “Heberlein”-family, in the likewise prominent violin-making town of Markneukirchen, which is also known as the “German Cremona” (Cremona in Italy is where Antonio Stradivari fabricated his legendary violins)
As many modern-day violins this violin is a copy of (modeled after) the legendary Stradivarius design (Stradivarius pattern body) . The instrument’s owner is Carole Reifsteck Parsons who has played the instrument with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra for many years.

But there is another intriguing angle about this very violin !
In the hands of Carole’s father-in-law, Thomas Parsons it was played in the ASO’s precursor organization, the Gerhart String Ensemble, which was founded in 1928. Its founder, Russell Gerhart was instrumental in bringing quality Classic Music to Central Pennsylvania (first Altoona, later also to Johnstown).


This Concert is presented by ArtsAltoona in conjunction with the Altoona Symphony League.
With your $10 admission-fee you are supporting quality Live-performances in Blair County, produced by ArtsAltoona and/or the Altoona Symphony League.

Please note: The Concert will not only include violin pieces, but also include piano, even a 4-handed work.


August 28
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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ArtsAltoona Center
2212 6th Avenue
Altoona, 16602
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