Pianist Matt Weddon, a 2013 Vicksburg High School graduate, will perform in concert at the Vicksburg United Methodist Church, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is a fundraiser to help with his expenses following his concert trip to Italy and also a thank you to the Vicksburg community.
In June, Weddon will be traveling with Michigan State University (MSU) students from the College of Music, to the 2014 Festival della Musica in Todi, Italy, for three weeks of master classes and concerts.
MSU students will be the opening performers in the festival where Weddon will play chamber music with a cellist and a vocalist.
Students will receive college credit for taking the course, but they will also get exposure to other talented musicians in an international setting.
Besides the music, Weddon will gain firsthand knowledge of Italian culture and language and have some time to explore large city centers as well as the countryside.
Todi is an ancient medieval town located in the heart of the Umbrian valley, halfway between Rome and Florence.
The tour is being led by Deborah Moriarty, a nationally renowned pianist and member of the MSU faculty.