Benefit for Fredonia alumna on Feb. 21
A benefit/celebration concert for Fredonia alumna and former adjunct faculty member and oboist Dr. Ann Fronckowiak, Class of 2000, is slated for Friday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall.
Dr. Fronckowiak is a Western New York native and is currently battling metastatic breast cancer.
The concert is open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted at the door or made online.
All proceeds will go to Fronckowiak’s ongoing medical expenses. Fronckowiak will donate a portion to the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer, where she was first treated, and to Angel Flight South Central, which flies her to treatment in Houston.
Performers will include Fredonia School of Music current and former faculty Dr. Sarah Hamilton, Barry Crawford, Dr. Kay Stonefelt, Laura Koepke, James Piorkowski, Jannis Peterson and Marc Guy. The program will also feature Anna Mattix from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Robyn Costa of the Dayton Philharmonic, Joann Lamolino, a member of the Hawaii Symphony; and Carly Johnson, chair of music at Alabama State University. Fredonia alumni Janice Pylinski, April Hartung, Bill Cocca, John Iocco, Cory Grant, Sarah Lapaglia, Megan Blake, Mona Lungerhausen, Susan Gierthy, and Lydia Herren will share the stage with Fronckowiak’s cousin, Kate Wipij, and her former student, Flor Cruz. School of Music alumnus Bradley Meholick will conduct a new piece written especially for the event and Fronckowiak.
Fronckowiak is in active treatment and will not able to attend the event but will be watching via livestream at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJzXzz5rfRMsaWQOE5LJbA. Her family will be in attendance.
Donations by check can also be made out to: Ann Fronckowiak and mailed to her at 700 University Blvd, MSC. 174, Kingsville, TX, 78363.