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Kyle Craft, violinist, performs at Kenwood Community Church

Free concert will feature musical journey through Austria
Kyle Craft, violinist, performs at  Kenwood Community Church
Violinist Kyle Craft will perform at Kenwood Community Church in a free concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.Photo by Joshua Bluegreen

 

Have you ever imagined what it’s like to travel through the hills of Austria? Would you love to go to Europe and experience one of the most beautiful countries in the world? If you answered yes to these questions, now is your chance.

“Musical Journey through Austria,” produced by Kyle Craft, violinist, and featuring pianist Harold Julander and soprano Kay Oppenheimer of Oakmont, is set for Sunday, Oct. 23.

Craft is a professional violinist most well known for waltzes from Vienna. After being inspired by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound of Music and Strauss waltzes at age 2, Craft started violin lessons at 3 years old.

Ten years ago, Craft went on a school trip to Austria, where he got to experience the country where the music he will perform was composed. He fell in love with the landscape, the concert halls, and the statue remembering Craft’s favorite composer, Johann Strauss. After visiting Vienna, his journey continued to Salzburg, where Craft visited the statue where “Do-re-mi” from The Sound of Music was filmed.

To celebrate this 10-year anniversary, Craft will take you on a journey through the country in his own musical way in his brandnew show, which features lots of dancing. Selections include Strauss’s famous “Blue Danube Waltz,” “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music, and “I Will Follow Him” from Sister Act.

The show takes place on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at Kenwood Community Church, 9637 Channing Row in Kenwood. Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted. For more information about Craft and his music, please visit www.KyleCraftViolinist.com.

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