Updated Wed, Mar 20, 2013 1:49 pm
The first public performances in the Zanesville Museum of Art’s 2013 Musical Color program series will be on Saturday, April 6, and Saturday, May 4.
The April 6 concerts will be titled "American Songbook," and consist of American classics and early 20th century songs by female composers.
The May 4 concerts will feature a Classical String Quartet Program and the vocals by Jesús Daniel Hernández, an internationally-acclaimed tenor.
The 2013 Musical Color events are funded by a prestigious grant award from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group.
Musical Color will showcase relationships between the visual arts and music. The free public programs will consist of original and historic music directed and performed by professional musicians.
The April and May performances will be in the Great Gallery and will relate to specific works of art on display. Many will correspond to paintings in the current special exhibition, The Feminine Hand: Paintings by 19th and 20th Century Women Arts.
The music will be developed and conducted by writer/composer David Schubach of Zanesville, in collaboration with ZMA curatorial staff. Schubach’s original musical compositions have been performed by symphony orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands and solo artists in southern California and the Midwest.
Vocalists Ann Ludman Sims of Zanesville and Samuel Hall of Columbus will perform with Mr. Schubach at the April 6 concert. Performances will take place at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with an interval of refreshments in the Museum Atrium at 3 pm.
Concerts will resume on Aug. 14 with an outdoor "Starry Night" concert, and a jazz program on Sept. 21.
All performances are free and open to the public, but reservations are advised. Phone (740) 452-0741 or visit www.zanesvilleart.org for more information.