MANCHESTER - The Manchester Music Festival's Michael Rudiakov Music Academy (MRMA) will present its Spring recital on March 17 at 3 p.m. at Israel Congregation of Manchester. This event is free and open to the public.

Violin students of Joana Genova and Vesela French, viola students of Ariel Rudiakov, and cello students of Jared Shapiro will show their progress and play a variety of music. Suzuki method violin teacher Elizabeth Kilpatrick will do a demonstration with her young students, ages 4-6, who are taking their first steps in music.

Established in 2001, MMF operates the Michael Rudiakov Music Academy offering private lessons in violin, viola and cello, and a youth ensemble for string players. MRMA offers free concerts and residencies to local schools, and each July the organization offers Music Discovery Week where children can take a week of instrumental lessons with a member of our Young Artists Program.

The Manchester Music Festival operates year-round and offers classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber. As a non-profit corporation, under the guidance of our Board of Directors, the festival produces classical music concerts throughout the year. These include seven summer concerts at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Manchester Chamber Orchestra's Fall Tour, and Holiday Concerts around the Northshire. MMF hosts renowned musicians and provides a full-scholarship summer chamber music program for pre-professional performers.


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The MMF is on the Web at http://www.mmfvt.org.