Friday, July 02, 2010

Bergonzi Quartet, Suzuki members to present children's concert July 2 in Portage Library

HOUGHTON -- The Bergonzi String Quartet of the Pine Mountain Music Festival will perform Pamela McConnell's version of Peter and the Wolf in a children's concert at 1 p.m. TODAY, Friday, July 2, at the Portage Lake District Library.

Children are invited to come dressed as characters in the performance: Peter, Grandfather, Bird, Miss Duck, Cat, Hunters (no guns, please), and Wolf.

Eva Nemiroff of Houghton, a Suzuki violin student, practices in the Portage Lake District Library during the June 12 opening of the library's summer reading program. Suzuki students and instructors will perform in the library following a children's concert by the Bergonzi String Quartet July 2. Behind Eva is a poster display of Copper Country Suzuki Association activities. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Following the performance, students and instructors from the Copper Country Suzuki Association will present a short performance in conjunction with the Bergonzi Quartet's children's concert. Afterwards, children will be able to take part in an instrument "petting zoo" and learn about the stringed instruments and try them out.

Adults are welcome to attend this concert if they bring at least one child. There is no admission and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.

The Bergonzi String Quartet will also perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, July 2, at the Rozsa Center. Visit for more information on the Pine Mountain Music Festival.

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