The Portland Symphony Orchestra will bring its popular KinderKonzert program The Story of Abbie Burgess to the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

PSO’s KinderKonzert is a fun and interactive concert for young children designed to educate, entertain and develop a love of music at a young age. The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Story of Abbie Burgess tells the true tale of a courageous young girl who tended Maine’s Matinicus Rock lighthouse on her own, braving the treacherous month-long Nor’easters throughout the winter of 1856. Her strength and determination attracted much attention and she became a renowned local heroine. Today, her story is featured in several popular children’s books.

Children are encouraged to sing, dance and wiggle while they listen and watch the orchestra members tell Burgess’ inspiring story. The concert has a 40-minute running time and is meant for children age 4 through 8. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or