Local musicians in small groups, led by Tamara Bertram, will be performing informal concerts in backyards around the Grand Cities over the next week.

The concerts are especially aimed at entertaining seniors who may have been quarantined for a few months, but are open to everyone, she said.

Bertram, executive director of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and a UND doctoral candidate in music, is gathering musicians who play string instruments, including her students and area music teachers, to perform.

The free events run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair.

The concerts are planned for:

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-- Thursday, July 2, classical and modern quartet music at the home of Justin and Whitney Berry, 1701 Lewis Blvd., Grand Forks;

-- Friday, July 3, classical and modern quartet music at the home of Treasure Omdahl, 2015 10th St. S.E., East Grand Forks, and

-- Wednesday, July 8, European folk music at the home of Harry and Ruth Leichtner, 738 Vineyard Circle, Grand Forks.