Madison Avenue Christian Church (MACC) invites the community to its summer music series that kicks-off on Sunday, June 11th with internationally recognized cellist, Coleman Itzkoff. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Coleman was born into a musical family, his parents both professional violinists, and so began playing cello at the age of 5. Hailed by the Los Angeles times for his “astonishing prowess,” cellist Coleman Itzkoff enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber & orchestral musician, and educator. Itzkoff will perform during the regularly-scheduled church service that will begin at 10:45 a.m.
“We are so pleased to offer these outstanding performers to the community during the month of June,” said MACC Music Director Bruce Kintner. “Madison Avenue Christian has a long tradition of community service and our music ministry is another extension of that service. We want the public to feel welcome to attend and enjoy this wonderful music.”
Two additional performances will occur on subsequent Sundays. On June 18th at 10:45 a.m. flutist Jennifer King will perform. King is a familiar and well-known musician in the Cincinnati music scene. She currently is a flutist in the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (while also serving as their Personnel Manager) and is a piccoloist in the Richmond (IN) Symphony and has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Middletown Symphony, Clermont Philharmonic, the Bellevue (WA) Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Rising Stars Opera orchestra, and the Miami Whitewater and Sorg opera companies.
The series will conclude on Sunday, June 25th at 10:45 a.m. with the all-women’s choir of Madison Avenue Christian Church, directed by Music Director Bruce Kintner and accompanied by Jeehan Park.
A Disciples of Christ affiliated church, Madison Avenue Christian Church has an over 100-year commitment to the citizens of Covington, currently hosting a robust community meal program for those in need and sponsoring a Samaritan Car Care program that assists women with families who are unable to afford the cost of routine maintenance and minor repairs to their cars. The church has provided medical programs in conjunction with NKU nurses and registered individuals for the Affordable Care Act. Dedicated church members and hundreds of community volunteers serve on average, 15-20,000 hot meals a year, and over 250,000 meals have been served since the beginning of the program in 2004.
To learn more, visit: http://www.Mchurch.com.