Members of the South Pasadena Strings Program, who've been invited to play Carnegie Hall in Febraury 2013, earned praise from City Council Wednesday night with the proclamation that December is Strings Awareness Month.
Under the direction of Susan Pascale, the young musicians wowed their civic audience with a variety of renditions of classic seasonal songs -- songs you can catch the group playing at the Farmer's Market Thursday, as they were rained out last week. They will perform next to the South Pasadena Heritage Museum until 7 p.m.
The award-winning, nationally-acclaimed South Pasadena Strings Program is 11 years old. It offers music instruction to students beginning as young as 3 years old. Throughout the year, the Strings Program offers group classes and private lessons in the areas of violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, piano, voice, and flute. Members of the program have been invited to play Carnegie Hall in New York City three times.