|During the week beforea concert the school children learn about the music they will hear at the concert, to which they are invited as guests if Newtown Friends of Music. Mrs Cheryl Edelen taught them about Beethoven and Dvorak and the pentatonic scale, which Dvorak used in his "American" quartet, and which the children learned to play on their instruments.|
|The members of the Cavani String Quartet, dressed in jewel-colored T-shirts, introduced themselves and their instruments and demonstrated the range from the very highest note on the first violin to the very bottom most hummm on the cello.
|The young musicians in the fifth-grade orchestra concentrated as they followed the instructions from cellist Merry Peckham.|
|While being completely serious about their playing, there was also room for good humor that made the children smile.
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