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Organ Concert Celebrating the “new” Schantz/ Rodgers Pipe Organ

Posted By: Catherine Good | Posted on: 03-02-2015

Organ Concert

Organ Concert Celebrating the “new” Schantz/ Rodgers Pipe Organ

Featuring special guest organist:

Bob Mollard

With guest artist, Greg Fiocca

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM

At Faith Lutheran Church
2726 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44333

Greg FioccaAbout the Organist: Robert D. Mollard enjoys a most varied and eclectic musical career. He is an active conductor, keyboardist and singer, having performed all over the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. An organ performance in Beijing drew audience members onto the stage to get a closer look! Mr. Mollard is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He has collaborated with many artists, including Sherrill Milnes, Richard Tucker, Kathleen Battle, Jeanette Sorrell, Victor Borge, Chick Corea
and Dave Brubeck. Additionally, he has worked with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Singers Companye, Summit Choral Society and Telarc Records.

He is the Principal Keyboardist for the Akron Symphony Orchestra (Ohio), performing piano, organ, harpsicord, celesta and digital keyboard. Additonally he is the Organist/Choir Director at Faith Lutheran Chuch, Fairlawn and teams up with cellist, Greg Fiocca as the duo named MOCA.

About the Cellist: Greg Fiocca’s career journey spans thirty-five years of classical, contemporary, baroque, jazz, pop and country music. Mr. Fiocca is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, where he was a student of Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. He also attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland where he studied with Stephen Kates.
He was the Principal Cellist in the Akron Symphony for five seasons and has played in the Canton, Columbus and Youngstown Symphonies, with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and with the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour Orchestra. Mr. Fiocca has collaborated with legendary performers Johnny Mathis, Harry Conick Jr., Colin Ray, Robert Goulet, Mel Torme, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormet.

About the Hybrid Pipe Organ:

The pipe organ at Faith Lutheran is a “marriage” of the church’s existing
1969 Schantz pipe organ with the newest RODGERS four manual- Inÿnity- digital organ. The new organ was carefully reconditioned, designed, and voiced with unity as the goal. The Schantz pipe organ brings 24 stops (32 ranks) to the union, while the new Rodgers Inÿnity 484 console brings a massive amount of advanced digital technologies to complete the organ’s unique design.