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Merchant's House Museum Presents A MIDSUMMER SERENADE, 6/21

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A Midsummer Serenade: Light and Breezy Airs to Greet the Solstice is set for June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street (between Lafayette & Bowery).

"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 Merchant's House Museum's beautiful Greek revival double parlors, New York City's only intact authentic 19th century residential interior. All proceeds directly benefit the Merchant's House Museum. Music by Rossini, Schubert, Faure, Liszt, MacDowell, and more. This program is funded in part by the Puffin Foundation.

$20, $10 MHM Members, Seniors, Students. Reservations required; call 212-777-1089 or visit merchantshouse.org/calendar.

The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only family home preserved intact - inside and out - from the mid-19th century. Home to a prosperous merchant-class family for almost 100 years, it is complete with the family's original furnishings and personal possessions, offering a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life from 1835-1865.

For more, visit www.merchantshouse.org.

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