MARQUETTE - The Bergonzi String Quartet, a perennial favorite with Pine Mountain Music Festival audiences since 1995, bring their charm, humor, and great music-making to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds Recital Hall in Marquette. Tickets cost $25 and are available at Lake Superior Partnership in Marquette, by calling 877-746-3999, or at the door.
Members of the quartet are Glenn Basham and Scott Flavin, violins; Pamela McConnell, viola; and Ross Harbaugh, cello. This year they will be joined by piano sensation Tian Ying to perform a new arrangement of George Gershwin's great Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and String Quartet. Also featured on the program are Hugo Wolf's "Italian Serenade," Maurice Ravel's "String Quartet in F Major," Gershwin's "Three Preludes," and three pieces arranged by Scott Flavin. This concert is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Power Company.
The Quartet also will host a free children's concert at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Peter White Public Library. Featured will be "The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant" arranged for string quartet by Pamela McConnell and narrated by Joshua Major, PMMF Artistic Director.
Other performances of this concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rozsa Center in Houghton and 7: 30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford.
For more information, visit www.pmmf.org or call 888-309-7861; or call 1-877-746-3999 for tickets.