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Griffon String Quartet, Suzuki Strings of Madison team up for winter retreat

Even if you cannot read music, you can meet some musical prodigies that share that sentiment. The Griffon String Quartet is welcoming the Suzuki Strings of Madison to northern Door County later this weekend for its inaugural winter retreat. The group of child performers is named after the Suzuki method of learning how to play instruments through listening, imitation, and repetition. The groups will present a performance on January 6th to third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at Gibraltar before hosting a workshop with the school’s fifth graders. Later that day, the groups will welcome strings students and community members to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay for a night of pizza and musical games. The winter retreat will wrap up on January 7th with classes for students and performances. Midsummer’s Music Executive Director Allyson Fleck says what makes the Suzuki Strings of Madison unique is not the young age of the performers but rather the method of how they learned to master their instruments without necessarily understanding how to read music.

The Griffon String Quarter Winter Retreat portions at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church are free for all to attend. 

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