To the Editor:

On Saturday, March 15, the Mark Skinner Library echoed with the sounds of beautiful music as students from the Manchester Youth Ensemble and the Michael Rudiakov Music Academy performed before an appreciative audience of over 90 people. Under the direction of the Manchester Music Festival's own Joana Genova, students delighted everyone with yet another wonderful concert in the Music from the Shelves series, a collaboration between the Mark Skinner Library and the Manchester Music Festival.

We would like to extend our thanks to each and every young musician who helped to make this concert a great success. We would also like to thank our community partner, the Manchester Music Festival and especially, Joana Genova for working with us to bring about this community event. We would also like to thank Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Jared Shapiro, Ariel Rudiakov and Deanna Baasch not only for bringing their students but also for participating in the concert themselves.

We feel fortunate, indeed, to have so much young talent growing and developing right here in our area.

Janet Kleinberg

Youth Services Librarian, Mark Skinner Library

Manchester


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