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Rocky Mountain Strings Perform with Suzuki Strings in Cedar City

Rocky Mountain Strings, a performing group based in Salt Lake City, came to Southern Utah and performed with the Suzuki Strings on April 25th, 2019. It was a delightful evening with impressive artistry and musicianship shown in each selection.


The evening began with the Mack Wilberg arrangement of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing featuring the local Red Rock Singers and the guests playing the 2-part violin accompaniment arranged by Michael McLean. Steve Meredith directed the ensemble.




Steve Meredith conducts Red Rock Singers and Rocky Mountain Strings 

Photos by Desmond Penny

The Rocky Mountain Strings then played the following pieces:

Millionaire's Hoedown by Herman Clebanoff

Salut d'Amour, Op. 12 by Edward Elgar
Introduction and Polonaise, No. 12 by Carl Bohm

Caprice No. 24, Op. 1 by Niccolo Paganini
Navarra, Op. 33 by Pablo de Sarasate

Csardas by Michael McLean
Greatest Showman Medley by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, arranged by Michael McLean
Danse Hongroise, Op. 6 No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninov



Then the Suzuki Strings, both past and current, joined the stage to play with the Rocky Mountain Strings for the following songs. A small adult ensemble joined to accompany the final three pieces.

Concerto in A minor, 1st Mvt by Antonio Vivaldi
May Song, a folk song
Long Long Ago, a folk song
Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, 1st Mvt by Johann Sebastian Bach



Photo by Gary Arnell

The evening was a tremendous success and the audience was held captive by the heartfelt music. 
Thanks to all who attended and performed!

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Merry Christmas from Suzuki Strings Cedar City

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Frontier Homestead program on Nov. 5, 2018.  We appreciate the students, teachers, pianists and families involved.  Thanks to the staff at Frontier Homestead for providing this opportunity to share our music.  Videos and photos by Heather Wilhelm, teachers and parents. If you have one you want to share please send to suzukistringscc@gmail.com.

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas

Video links of the performances:

Blue Bells

My Dreydal

Frosty the Snowman

Here We Come a Caroling featuring the cellists

First Noel

O Come Little Children

Jingle Bells

Silent Night

We Wish You a Merry Christmas





















Thanks to Heather Wilhelm and Samantha Herring for the Christmas group class downstairs