duo ANIME and Friends

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The duo's repertoire of percussion collaboration stretches from contemporary music to transcriptions of classical masters and is the byproduct of the experiences shared by Andrew Pongracz and Mell Csicsila while they were students at Cleveland State University. The group has worked professionally with several prominent musicians, including Aretha Franklin, Yes, Kansas, Gary Puckett, Dennis DeYoung and Charo. Joining them at Cain Park will be flutist Kyra Kester.

Funding is provided by the Local 4 Music Fund, Leonard DiCosimo, president, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.