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Harbor Arts’ Music in the Park program will feature a former SAM piano instructor, two voice students and a special guest appearance by Martha Cares. The concert takes place Saturday, July 18 at 6:30pm Eastern time.

A Michigan City, Ind. resident, pianist Aglaja Petrova began teaching at SAM when she was 15 years old. She has played for masses at area churches and in high school and college ensembles, and has participated in numerous competitions. She currently attends the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Sixteen-year-old Jamileh Cornejo is a second-year SAM voice student. She has entered and won many music competitions, including Hoosier Star, the Indiana State Fair and the First Christian Church of Rolling Prairie’s Music in Me.

Lauren Eggleston is a sophomore at St. Joseph High School and has been a voice student at SAM for three years. She is active in church music programs and has also competed successfully in singing contests.

Special guest Martha Cares is a classically trained vocalist and a well-known local favorite. She has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Florida Grand Opera, the Grant Park Music Festival, the Milwaukee Opera Company and the Chicago Opera Theater. Locally, Cares has sung with the Harbor Country Opera and in other performances at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks. She has also performed with SAM musicians at local venues.

Music in the Park is held at the gazebo in Three Oaks’ Dewey Cannon Park. Admission is free, but donations to Harbor Arts  are encouraged.

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