Classical Music Festival Begins Wednesday in New Castle

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The second annual Renova Classical Music Festival will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Wilmington Road in New Castle.

The festival, founded by Josh Zona, is aimed at college students and pre-professional musicians who want to make a career out of being a professional musician. Zona said as part of their training, the musicians come together for two weeks at the Villa Maria Community Center.

At the center, the musicians work with faculty from all over the country. They work in small chamber groups and perform six concerts in that two-week period.

Zona, a New Castle native, now conducts a symphony in Louisiana. He said he founded the festival because he wanted to do something for his hometown. The Renova Classical Music Festival will feature 15 musicians. Each concert will feature a different type of music and will be held at a different venue.

For a schedule of concerts, click here.

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