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The sound of music

A string quartet of young musicians from Orange County’s Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble played selections ranging from Mozart to an Irish folk tune to a crowd of rapt children at the Newport Beach Public Library on Saturday.

Sponsored by the library, the concert was intended to introduce young children to classical music and a variety of musical instruments.

The performers, ranging in age from 12 to 18, are a part of the Pacific Symphony’s Youth Ensemble. The youth program gives talented young musicians a chance to work with professional musicians from the symphony and improve their musicianship by performing in ensemble groups.

Saturday’s concert featured selections by classical composers including George F. Handel and Johann S. Bach.


— Brianna Bailey