The performance is from 4 to 5 p.m. in the same parlor where President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes entertained guests. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Jacque Baker at 419-332-2081, ext. 238, or online at rbhayes.org.events.
Flutist Alec Porter and accompanist Rhys Burgess will perform a selection of songs by Bach, Mozart, Dutilleux, Martinu and Ran.
Porter is a music education and music performance dual major, studying under the tutelage of Conor Nelson, Ph.D., at Bowling Green State University. Porter is also a scholar in the 2016 Cohort of the President's Leadership Academy, the foremost leadership development program on campus. Porter is an apprentice of the Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and a fellow of the Trentino Music Festival of Music Academy International in Northern Italy.
Burgess is an active collaborative artist, currently finishing his master’s degree in piano performance at Bowling Green State University as a student of Laura Melton, Ph.D. At BGSU, he received first prize in the 2018 Marjorie Conrad Art Song competition and third prize the following year in 2019, both times as part of a singer-pianist duo.