19th Century Lifeways Concert : A Midsummer Serenade: Music to Greet the Solstice

    June 13, 2014 all-day
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    Merchant's House Museum
    29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

    Merchants House Museum

    Merchant’s House Museum

    19th Century Lifeways Concert

    A Midsummer Serenade: Music to Greet the Solstice

    Friday, June 13, 7 p.m.

    “Midsummer,” like the title of Shakespeare’s play, refers to the Summer Solstice, a festival of ancient pagan rituals. Come hear songs of nature and sprites in both familiar and undeservedly forgotten period music sung by members of the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society, soprano Jane Rady, tenors Anthony Bellov and Dayle Vander Sande, with pianist Jai Jeffryes.

    Delight in this musical interlude in the Museum’s landmark Greek revival double parlors, the City’s only intact authentic 19th century residential interior. Music by Rossini, Brahms, Debussy, and more, with a special tribute to Stephen Foster in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his death. $25, $15 for Members, Seniors, and Students. Reservations required; click here for tickets.