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Auburn University’s Tiger Strings youth orchestra to perform Dec. 5

AUBURN – Tiger Strings, a community youth orchestra sponsored by Auburn University’s Music Education program, will perform a free public concert Saturday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Goodwin Music Building Choir Room.

The orchestra will play folk, baroque and Celtic pieces, as well as a selection or two from “The Nutcracker.”

The Tiger Strings program, now in its first year, features youth in grades three to 12 and has 22 violinists, five cellists, two bassists and one violist. Tiger Strings director Kathy King, a graduate teaching assistant in the College of Education’s department of curriculum and teaching, said the goal of the orchestra is to build interest in string instruments, foster a supportive environment for aspiring string instrumentalists and supplement any private lesson experience the students may receive.

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