Madeline Adkins, violinist and concertmaster of Utah Symphony, with a photo road sign she spotted when on a concert tour

Wolf Trap — 1551 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182

Click here for details about the event including a description of the The Maze, a violin concerto commissioned by Madeline, composed by Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis. It’s based on Utah’s vast Canyonlands National Park and mimics geologic transformation over time.

From draft of our 2022 calendar:

Madeline Adkins plays the violin by night, but during the day you’ll find her collecting images of odd road signs that she finds during her travels. A particular area of interest is “Strange Animal Crossing” signs. But never one to limit herself, she also is just as likely to bore you with her collection of “Danger” signs.

It all started when she and her sister saw a road sign on an overgrown pothole-ridden dirt road in Ireland that said “Speed Limit 80 KPH”. This led to Madeline’s habit of sharing with her sister every “humorous” road sign she’s encountered for the last 15 years and things show no sign of slowing down.

Madeline is the Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony. She has performed as Guest Concertmaster and Violin Soloist on five continents including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the KZN Philharmonic (South Africa), and the Pittsburgh Symphony. She’s recorded albums, but really all of this is a cover for her sign-collecting habit.