Island-wide elementary string concert

Ellie Tompkins concentrates as she plays viola. — Sam Moore

Come see the remarkable progression from plucking “Hot Cross Buns” to playing pieces from the Baroque period in a concert featuring 156 students from grades 2 through 8 of Island public schools. The concert will be held in the Performing Arts Center at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 pm. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Nancy Jephcote at 508-560-0842.