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March 24, 2000
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Public Relations Director (218) 726-8830
Anita Barr, Suzuki Parent Board, (218) 525-2289


UMD TO SPONSOR BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SUZUKI MUSIC PROGRAM

UMD will sponsor a "Celebration of Music" benefit concert for the Lake Superior Suzuki Talent Education Program on April 8 at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Duluth, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature performances by teachers and students in the Suzuki program.

The concert will include piano and violin performances by Alexander Chernyshev, UMD teaching specialist, and his wife Olga. Betsy Husby and Denise Lindquist, teachers in the Suzuki Outreach Program, will perform classical arrangements on the cello and piano. Students in the Suzuki program will also perform. All proceeds from the concert go to benefit the Lake Superior Suzuki Talent Education Program (LS-STEP).

The Suzuki program is devoted to producing young musicians and provides instruction in the violin, viola, piano, harp, and cello. In addition to teaching children musical instruments, it also teaches self-discipline, music appreciation, and character development.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children. The concert is open to the public. Donations to the Lake Superior Suzuki Talent Education Program may be made by calling Anita Barr at (218) 525-2289.


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