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Quartet coach Jenna Mattson demonstrates proper rhythmic technique while encouraging her string players to use body language to show their involvement in the composition. The lesson was part of a summer workshop called the Quartet Project. The students will perform with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. today at Weber Music Hall. (Bob King /

‘There’s no kiddie music here’

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With the 20 young string musicians before him channeling notes out of their fingers into a sun shower of sound, Warren Friesen could hardly contain himself.


“That was exciting,” said the conductor to the charges once the music stopped. “You were all pushing. Incredible.”

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