Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Ginny Ack­er­son

The Springville Arts Com­mis­sion will spon­sor a con­cert Sun­day, March 20, at the Springville Mu­seum of Art fea­tur­ing one of the most tal­ented young fam­ily groups in Amer­ica: The Five Strings. The con­cert is free to the pub­lic and starts at 4:30 p.m. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 126 E. 400 South, Springville.

The Five Strings are a per­form­ing vi­olin group made up of five sib­lings from St. Ge­orge: Talisa, Tavia, Tiana, Trevin and Tiarra. Their au­di­ences are amazed at the va­ri­ety of mu­sic they play at such a young age, with the sib­lings rang­ing from 6 to 16 years old. In ad­di­tion to vi­olin, the group fea­tures man­dolin, gui­tar, pi­ano and ukulele as well as singing and danc­ing.

The Five Strings have per­formed for a va­ri­ety of au­di­ences from all over the world. A few of their fa­vorite venues they have made ap­pear­ances at in­clude Branson, Mo., the Tuac­ahn Am­phithe­ater in St. Ge­orge, Nashville, Tenn., and per­form­ing for the top re­sorts through­out the is­lands of Hawaii. In 2013, they re­leased their first al­bum, and they just re­leased their se­cond. The Five Strings’ love and ded­i­ca­tion of mu­sic shows from the se­cond they raise their bows.

At 16, Talisa is the old­est. She started play­ing vi­olin at the age of 7 and in ad­di­tion to vi­olin, she per­forms with a clog­ging team and en­joys singing and play­ing the pi­ano, man­dolin, gui­tar and ukulele. Tavia is 15 and has been play­ing vi­olin since she was 5. Like Talisa, she com­petes in clog­ging and plays pi­ano, man­dolin, gui­tar and ukulele. Tiana is 11 years old and loves to sing. She started play­ing her vi­olin at 4 and like her big sis­ters, she clogs, sings and plays pi­ano. Trevin is also 11 years old, but as Tiana will point out, he is seven min­utes younger than her. He has also been play­ing since he was 4 years old and loves to sing and play pi­ano. Tiarra is 6 and of­ten steals the show. Tiarra has been per­form­ing since she was 2, play­ing on her tiny vi­olin.

On April 17, Kelli Brown, a so­prano, will per­form at the mu­seum. Kelli Brown is from Delaware, Ohio, and is a life­long lover of singing who has been trained pri­mar­ily in clas­si­cal mu­sic. While still in Ohio, she sang with the Delaware Women’s Com­mu­nity Choir, per­formed with the Dublin Com­mu­nity The­ater and sang with the Cloak and Dag­ger Din­ner The­ater.

The Five Strings, a band made up of five sib­lings, will per­form in a free con­cert on March 20 at the Springville Mu­seum of Art.

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