Suzuki Strings ‘Music Around the World’ concert

Suzuki Strings ‘Music Around the World’ concertRidgecrest Suzuki Strings, a group of more than 50 young violinists ages 3-20, will give their 24th annual “Music Around the World” concert on Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 571 N. Norma St.

The students, dressed in international costumes, will play more than 50 memorized pieces representing 23 countries. The final portion of the program will be “A Tribute to America” featuring fiddle tunes, a medley of five military songs, and other patriotic pieces.

A reception after the concert will feature international snacks provided by the families of the participants.

The Suzuki Strings will donate all the proceeds from the concert to the Desert Community Orchestra to support the orchestra’s outstanding live orchestral music for our community, the student concert and the Peter Pinto Scholarship, which the orchestra awards to students planning to continue their music after high school.

Presale tickets for “Music Around the World” are $5 per adult and $3 per child (18 or younger) and are available at Red Rock Books. Tickets at the door will be $7 per adult and $4 per child. For more information call Carol Sue McKenzie at 760-375-8791.

Story First Published: 2014-04-02