...and his history with the pianist. In the fall of, I believe, 1995 or ‘96, the Akron Youth Symphony held an annual competition for young pianists in the area to perform a movement of a concerto with the group on its spring concert. As conductor of the orchestra, I sat…

In 1817, a group of 200 German Separatists, rejecting some of the teachings of the official church in Germany, left behind intense persecution and set sail for the United States. After arriving in Philadelphia, they headed west to Ohio; and with the help of the Society of Friends, they settled…