Seven Darien student musicians participated in the Fairfield County String Teachers Association's 39th annual String Festival on March 1 and 2.

Select students in grades 6 to 9 are chosen to perform in the festival. Based on teacher recommendations and competitive auditions, Sara Baldwin, Talmage Lindsey, Ben Zhao, Rebekah Lindsey, John Selkowitz, Candace Wang and Wen Yan Toh were chosen to represent Darien.

The conductors for the festival were Daniel Lon of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mary Ann Meade of Mt. Pleasantville, N.Y.; and David Gilbert of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. The event was hosted by Western Connecticut State University and featured guest soloist Gary Capiziello. Students and educators from 17 Fairfield County school systems were represented at the festival.

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