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Tuesday Musical introduces new Arts-in-Residence Series

Published: July 30, 2016 12:00 AM
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A summer soire at a Georgian Revival manor with Akron's most elaborate private ballroom and a classical guitar history lesson at a contemporary home in Bath are the evening programs on Tuesday Musical's new Arts-in-Residence Series.

On Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., "Summer Soire" features the Escher String Quartet performing at the Byron R. Barder House on West Market Street.

Hosted by Braun & Steidl Architects, guests will also enjoy refreshments and tours of the Barder House, built in 1919 and now fully restored as the offices of the architectural firm and Tuesday Musical. On the National Register of Historic Places and featuring Akron's most elaborate private ballroom, the Barder House is perhaps the finest of only six remaining residential commissions by Harpster & Bliss, the firm that also designed O.C. Barber's mansion and Akron's Masonic Temple and Armory.

The Aug. 4 program marks the inauguration of Escher as Tuesday Musical's first Quartet-in-Residence. In addition to beginning a multi-year performance and education residency in Akron, Escher also serves as artists of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society and recently performed at Wigmore Hall in London and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris.

On Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., Akron classical guitarist and composer James Marron presents "Savor the Six Strings: a Brief History of Classical Guitar" at the home of civic leaders Meg and Tom Stanton in Bath.

Marron will perform and talk about Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary music for classical guitar. Guests will also enjoy refreshments in the Stanton's art-filled California-style contemporary home. Meg Stanton owns Harris Stanton Gallery in West Akron, and in 2014 opened a second gallery in downtown Cleveland's Warehouse District.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Contact Tuesday Musical at 330-761-3460 or csnider@tuesdaymusical.org for more information and to register.

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