First Baptist Church of Medford continues its fall concert series with "Vienna around the World" featuring violinist Akiko Kobayashi. The program features sonatas written by Viennese and European composers at the apex of their creative powers, such as Beethoven's joyful Sonata for Violin & Piano no.8, op.30 no.3 in G major and Bartok's Rumanian Dances.
New York-born Kobayashi is an active solo and chamber musician. She has appeared as a soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra, and InterHarmony Festival Orchestra. Her recital appearances include Steinway Hall in New York, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.