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by Karen Demeter

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Music to the Ears

It's never too soon (or too late) to develop your children's appreciation for different types of music. Since their tastes can be dictated by the latest trends, take advantage of this month's eclectic choice of concerts and expose them to jazz, classical, blues, rock, and more.

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Heather Hardy, electric violinist and vocalist, plays her own brand of blues. October 3. 2pm. FREE. Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport. 203-291-4810.


Maria Muldaur and her band play blues, folk, country, and jazz. October 3. 3:30-5pm. FREE. Greenwich Public Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. 203-622-7900.


Cross the Atlantic over to Eastern Europe as the St. Petersburg Quartet with Peter Kolkay performs Russian compositions. October 3. 4pm. $35, under 18, $5. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport. 203-222-7070.


John Lennon's music appeals to all ages. In Remember Lennon: Imagine 70, an impersonator and accompanying band perform with an audio-visual backdrop. October 9. 7pm. $15-$58. The Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven. 203-228-6622.


Different styles of music come together in Gypsy Jazz at the Westport Arts Center. You may even catch a little Jimi Hendrix in the mix. October 9. 7:30pm. $5-$25. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport. 203-222-7070.


In Hero Worship, Bitter Divorce and Revolutionary Genius!, Eckart Preu conducts the Stamford Symphony as they perform the works of such classical composers as Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Brahms. Preu shares secrets and stories with children one hour before the concert. October 16, 7pm; October 17, 2pm. $22-$72, children FREE on Sunday. Stamford Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford. 203-325-1407.


In the Young Artist Series, prizewinners and finalists of the New York International Piano Competition perform. October 24. 3pm. FREE. Egan Chapel, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. 203-576-0263.


The Brooklyn band They Might Be Giants performs at the Quick Center. In 2009 they won a Grammy for Best Children's Album. October 30. 2pm (family show); 8pm (14 years and older). $25. Quick Center, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield. 203-254-4010.



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