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Children's Concerts Series ends season with Guitar Quartet
Monday, April 15, 2013

The Musical Journeys Program of the Fredonia School of Music concludes its seventh season of free concerts designed to appeal to very young children with a guitar quartet on Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., in the Dunkirk Free Library.

The musicians are Fredonia School of Music students Joshua Erb (Penn Yan), Anthony LaLena (East Northport), Randy Lopez (Brooklyn), and Matt Mazanek (Mastic Beach).

Planned with the help of SUNY Fredonia faculty who are experts in music and education, the series presents two sessions of half-hour concerts (one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 11:30 a.m.) to introduce infants to 6-year-olds to musical instruments. In this child-friendly environment, performers will invite the children to sit on the floor close to the musicians; family members are encouraged to bring blankets or carpet squares to sit on. Strollers can be parked around the edges of the seating area.

"It's wonderful to see the musical relationship between the children and the college student performers develop as the concert progresses. The musicians are sharing music they love, and the children certainly respond to that," said Sarah Hamilton, associate professor of oboe and co-organizer.

The Children's Concert Series is part of the Musical Journeys Program, a community outreach project offered by the Fredonia School of Music. More information is available at www.fredonia.edu/music/community/ccs.asp or call (716) 673-4628

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