June 21, 2017

June Tuesday Tour at HMA to Feature Concert by Teays Valley Strings

The Huntington Museum of Art will host its Tuesday Tour on June 27, 2017, at 7 p.m. featuring a performance by Teays Valley Strings. Dr. Frederick Meyer will direct several Putnam County Elementary School students in performing musical selections in the Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium. This is a Macy's Free Tuesday event. Refreshments will be served.

Teays Valley Strings is a nonprofit organization in Putnam County that strives to provide opportunities for children to learn how to play string instruments such as violins, cellos and violas. This comes at no cost to the students who are provided instruments by the local school.

The program started in 2006 at West Teays Elementary School and in 2010 expanded to include programs in Hurricane Middle School and George Washington Elementary. The organization uses music from around the world to help the students develop their creativity, intelligence, and coordination skills.

“The hardest thing for them to accomplish is trying to play together,” Meyer said. “When you’re playing with somebody, you have to stay together otherwise it won’t sound very good. It’s like trying to make everybody write 10 sentences and end at the same time… I’m going to try to feature each group. I think it’s going to be nice to hear each section in the pieces.”

For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701.

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