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Local musicians to perform informal, backyard 'concerts' in Grand Forks

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Musicians are giving free, informal concerts in backyards around the Grand Cities. Here is a string quartet performing in June on the back deck at Betty Bloomquist's home in Grand Forks. The musicians are Marcelo Rebuffi (from left), Tamara Bertram, Alexandra Lieb and Cassandra Fincher. They've started a trend which is continuing in July. (Photo by Pamela Knudson / Grand Forks Herald)
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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.

Related Topics: MUSIC
Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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