He’s coming back to McAlester once again.

Violinist Peter Povey, London, England, will be in concert Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church. Also appearing in concert will be his sister, Elizabeth.

Povey’s first visit to the area was last October as a member of the Prince Consort Ensemble from the Royal College of Music in London. The ensemble, headed by Professor Dona Lee Croft, visited McAlester to present workshops at local and area schools and a free concert that packed the house at the First Presbyterian Church.

Last February, Povey was in McAlester promoting a strings workshop that will be held in June for ages 6 to 18. There are two tiers to the summer program, which will have approximately 60 participants. The program, sponsored by the Ardeneum of Oklahoma is intended to have two levels, or tracks. One is for children ages 6 to 12, who may not already play an instrument, but who have shown an interest in and aptitude for music. There will also be one for older children up to age 18 who have begun instrumental training — especially stringed instruments of the violin family. The upper tier has been expanded to include piano, guitar and percussion.

The two will also conduct workshops at local and area schools Monday and Tuesday.

For more information or application forms for the summer institute, write The Ardeneum of Oklahoma Charitable and Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 3250, McAlester, OK 74502.

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