Arla Ralston\r\nContributing Writer\r\n\r\nA young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he has admired, and so sparks a friendship that will forge a bond between generations. From playing on the front porch to performing at folk festivals, the two carry on the tradition of passing down the music. This touching, lyrical story, Passing the Music Down, is an award winning children\u2019s book by author Sarah Sullivan that tells the story of Pocahontas County renowned fiddler Jake Krack and his mentor, Melvin Wine.\r\n\r\nThe Opera House will bring author and musician together in a series of school performances for Pocahontas elementary school students Thursday and Friday this week. \r\n\r\nThe two will weave Krack\u2019s music and Sullivan\u2019s story together in a presentation that will share the story of how Sullivan came to write and publish the book as well as Krack\u2019s musical journey. The performances are sponsored by the Pocahontas Opera House Youth Initiative Program. \r\n\r\nPerformances will take place at Hillsboro Elementary School Thursday, March 30, at 2:45 p.m. and Friday, March 31, at Green Bank at 10 a.m. and for Marlinton Elementary at 2 p.m. at the Pocahontas Opera House. \r\n\r\nMembers of the public are welcome to attend the Opera House performance. \r\n\r\nJake Krack will also perform with the Bing Brothers at the Opera House Saturday night, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.