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Rockford College string ensemble to perform at Wesley Willows

Thursday, November 05, 2009  
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From press release

Measure 5 String Ensemble from the Music Academy of Rockford College will be the third performance of the Wesley Willows Concert Series, at 7 p.m., Nov. 10, at the Town Center Auditorium on the Wesley Willows campus.

Tickets for the performance are $5 and are available for purchase by calling the Wesley Willows concierge at (815) 316-6060 or (815) 316-1525.

The ensemble, under the direction of Rachel Handlin, string program director of the Music Academy, is composed of students from ages 13 to 18 who have studied music for an average of 12 years. Instrumental instruction can begin as early as age 3 via the Suzuki Method and Philosophy. The academy’s vision is to provide high-quality, affordable instruction and performance opportunities to academy students regardless of age or ability. One-half of the proceeds raised at this concert will be donated to the group for scholarship funds.

The Wesley Willows Concert Series is a resident-driven program aimed at providing easily accessible, high-end entertainment for residents and friends.

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