LRUHickory – Lenoir-Rhyne University will host a performance of accomplished musicians from the Western Piedmont Sister City of Altenburg, Germany. The concert offers an evening of classic music and is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in Grace Chapel. LRU has been a music partner of the Western Piedmont Sister Cities since its inception 23 years ago, and works in conjunction with the association to bring prominent music professionals to cities throughout the Unifour.

The concert will feature classical favorites by Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla, Clifford Demarest, Franz Schubert and Maximillian Kreuz. Works will be performed by organists Dr. Felix Friedrich and his wife, Irmtraut, joined by three of their most accomplished students: Anna Heitsch (12) playing piano, Anne-Sophie Bruchmüller (15) on violin, and Felix Schirmer (16) on the accordion. The performers are part of an official 11 person delegation of the Western Piedmont Sister Cities Association led by Mrs. Michaele Sojka, Chair of the Altenburg County Commissioners.

An Evening of Classical Music is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. A second performance of the same program is scheduled for Sunday, May 29 also at 5 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church, located in Morganton.

For more information, contact Gabriele Weinberger, LR Professor of Literature and Language Arts at gabriele.weinberger@lr.edu or 919.641.1545.

Photo: Pictured are Dr. and Mrs. Friedrich and students Anna Heitsch (seated), Anne-Sophie Bruchmüller, and Felix Schirmer.