In 2018, Kathryn Siegel, violin and Marty Hackl, violin/viola formed their duo, Syncronia. Kathryn has been performing for over two decades with orchestras on many concert stages. She played with the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, Portugal, for six years, touring Europe and South America. She is currently a member of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.
Marty has been a Chicago area performer for many years as a recitalist, and as a member of many of the region's notable ensembles, including the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Light Opera Works, the Northwest Indiana Symphony, and the Rockford Symphony.
Kathryn and Marty will be accompanied by Joel Ross at the piano. A multi-faceted musician, Joel Ross is a noted pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and music educator. From 1988-2014, he served as music director of Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford, sharing his passion for the choral art with hundreds of young men in the community. Noted for equal facility in both the classical and jazz realm, Mr. Ross’s eclectic performance experience ranges from solo recital, chamber music, symphonic literature, and oratorio, to appearances in choral conventions, jazz festivals and musical theater. Presently, he serves as principal pianist for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.
In case of rain, the concert will take place in the Auditorium.