Music is in the Air!

Student musicians from the tri-town area will perform a benefit
concert on Sunday, April 2, in Boxford at First Church Congregational
in Boxford. This public concert will sponsor Haitian children through
Partners in Development of Ipswich. Don’t miss this opportunity to
hear very talented young local musicians perform for music lovers of
all ages.

Roan Elliot- Higgins, Kathryn Gatewood, Jessica Leidner, Sofia
Pomerantz and Malia Robinson will join other violinists and violists
with Merrimack Valley Suzuki Strings, under the direction of Trudy
Larson of North Andover, at the 24th Annual Strings Welcome Spring

The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. at First Church
Congregational in their Family Life Center just behind the main church
building, located at 4 Georgetown Road in Boxford. Tickets are $12
general admission and $5 for students and seniors (family rates are
available). Proceeds will be donated to Partners in Development to
provide on-going schooling, supplies, clothing and health care for
three Haitian children for a year.

The mission of the concert has always been children helping children.
“Our children

have the opportunity to perform in an exciting concert while using
their talents to help someone less fortunate than themselves.  Music
is a wonderful gift which needs to be passed along,” said Trudy
Larson.  “The students love to perform and this concert gives them a
worthwhile purpose.”

A dessert reception for all attendees follows the concert. The varied
program will include works by Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart,
Wieniawski, fiddling tunes, and more – played by small ensembles,
soloists and full group performances. For more information, call


Roan Elliot- Higgins

Sofia Pomerantz

Jessica Leidner

Kathryn Gatewood

Malia Robinson


Anna Keyes