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Andres Cardenes conducts Opening Night 2009 for the Strings Music Festival. This week at Strings, there will be a comical youth and family concert, lively gypsy jazz, and music from popular movies.

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Valerie Powell: Fun week ahead at Strings

Strings Music Festival’s concerts this week can be summed up in one word: fun. From a comical youth and family concert, to lively gypsy jazz, to music from popular movies, everyone will enjoy this week’s music. To close out the classical season, two full-scale orchestra concerts are Wednesday and Saturday nights.


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