Bring your kids to BSQ and buck the trend...

Aren't we ornery New Englanders who like to do things differently? Alex Ross, in the Feb. 8 issue of The New Yorker, writes that younger people are less likely to attend classical music performances than their elders (abstract here). Maybe they just haven't been introduced properly. The Boston String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Boston's School of Groove, are dedicated to delighting and surprising experienced classical audiences, and to exciting those who are unfamiliar with the classical canon. You will hear Mozart, Puccini and Grieg on Sunday, and you will also hear works by Cohen (Leonard—every kid who's seen Shrek knows his "Hallelujah") and Wonder (Stevie, that is). Students 13 & up can see the show for only $8, and kids 12 & under are free, though they still require a ticket reservation. During intermission you and your young people will have a chance to meet and talk with the performers. Tickets here or at The Other Store in Tamworth. We will also hear the Flower Duet from: