TWINSBURG — Akron instrumental guitarist Neil Zaza is set to bring his show-stopping talent to the Twinsburg High School auditorium during the school’s fall orchestra festival, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Zaza will share the stage with the Twinsburg High School Orchestra in an electrifying performance.
"Zaza has played in front of world audiences but he has always remembered where it all began, in Akron," said Orchestra Director Damon Conn. "I’m excited that we have the opportunity to share his talent with our students and the entire Twinsburg community."
The fall festival is free.
Several Twinsburg Orchestra students will take the stage with Zaza two days later on Oct. 20, when Zaza performs his "One Dark Night" concert at the Akron Civic Theater for an 8 p.m. show. Contact the Akron Civic Theatre for ticket information.
High School seniors Rebecca Mold and Kevin Onion and will be among the orchestra students on stage with Zaza for the fall festival. Both students have been selected this year for exceptional musical programs.
The two students have also been selected to perform at the OMEA’s Northeast Region event on Nov. 11 at Baldwin Wallace University. The event is free. Rebecca plays the viola and Kevin the violin.
"Rebecca and Kevin are dedicated students who have put in the time and effort to achieve this recognition," Conn said. "It’s well deserved."
Rebecca was also chosen as an OMEA All-State alternate.
The OMEA Northeast Region Orchestra represents the top orchestra students from Northeast Ohio. Students are selected by a difficult audition process.