At the Merchant’s House Museum
A Midsummer Serenade
Friday, June 13, 7:00 pm
19th Century Lifeways Concert
A Midsummer Serenade: Music to Greet the Solstice
“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.