Violinist, Drew Irvin and pianist, Julie Cheek will perform music of Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann. They will be joined by violist, Ryan Mooney and cellist, David Gerstein.
The recital will take place at 7pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
The St. Joseph Center of Arkansas was originally built as an orphanage by the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. Designed by Charles Thompson, the building opened in 1910. It served as an orphanage until 1978 (except for a brief stint as officers’ family housing during World War I). It later served as a daycare and kindergarten until 1997. In 2010, the Diocese signed a 50 year lease with the St. Joseph’s Center of Arkansas.
In 1976, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built for $80,000 it is a 56,000-square-foot brick and stone building that includes eighty rooms, an attic, and a basement. It features a chapel, classrooms, a kitchen and dining room, a bakery, and a laundry. The roof was laid with red tile and crowned with a dome.