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4-string quartet opens Wildwood Preserve Metropark music session

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Toledo School for the Arts student Arianna Dyer of Ottawa Hills, right, plays the violin along with student Olivia Bryan of Sylvania during the first ‘Noon Tunes’ on Friday at the Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House in Toledo.

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A four-string quartet performed popular classical compositions for the residents of Sylvania and Toledo at the season’s first noon time music session at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

Families packed the lunches and brought area youngsters for an hour filled with melodic tunes at the park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Noon Tunes at Wildwood Preserve Metropark

Noon Tunes, was held at just that, noon, and on Friday four students from the Toledo School for the Arts took center stage in the elegant Stranleigh Manor living room to perform for an hour while children and relatives snacked, chatted, and explored the stately grounds.

Usually the hour-long concert takes place at the gazebo on the Manor House Lawn, but program staffer Susan Roberts said the ground was still wet from recent rain, so it was moved inside the historic manor.

Oliver Cherry-Timmons, 5, his brother Liam, 3, along with their three cousins, did not seem to mind the move of venue. After eating lunch with their mom and aunt, in the solarium, the room next to the living room, the five children moved over to the living room to get an up close look at the instruments being played.

Violette Cherry, 5, agreed with her cousins Logan Oster, 6, and Kayla, 3, that the music reminded them of the children's show Little Einsteins. It was their first time attending the concert.

Noon Tunes runs throughout the summer and is free. The next scheduled concert is at noon, July 12, with Rick Meyers Old-Time Music Show, followed by a concert on July 26 performed by Tim Oehlers. On August 9, Wilson Lake and the Rock Bass is scheduled to play followed by the final concert August 23 with Jeff Tucker and On the Beach.

For more information visit www.metroparkstoledo.com.

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356 or ntrusso@theblade.com.

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