Now that they're back, the students will perform in the Chicago area. They came into our ABC 7 studio to give us a live preview. Herine Coetzee Koschak, Co-Director, Merit Suzuki Alegre Strings, and Karina Fabian, student spokesperson, Suzuki Alegre String Ensemble, told us about the upcoming concerts and the trip to Japan. Then several students performed: Grace Garriga, Mike Kijowski, Michelle Lechuga, Karina Fabian, Andrea Aguilera, Mercy Garriga, and Mike O'Mara.
1. Merit's Gala 2013: "In Tune with the World: From Pilsen to Matsumoto" Thursday, May 23
6 - 10 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
120 E. Delaware
Admission: $500 (proceeds benefitting Merit, a non-profit)
Deadline to register: May 22
Buy tickets via www.meritmusic.org or call 312.786.9428 2. Stringtacular
Sunday, June 2
2 to 3:30 pm
Harrison Park Fieldhouse
1824 S. Wood Street