Breathing in Nature Concert - June 17


Saturday, June 17, 2023 
7–8:30 p.m. 
$20 members/$25 non-members
Advance registration is strongly encouraged to help our staff plan. 

Leaves ring like bells
Water sings and grasshoppers pulse
Flutist takes a breath and joins the play
Carrie Rose’s solo flute intertwines with recorded owls, grasshoppers, and water.  As dusk falls, the environment will be alive with breezes, bird calls, and stirring turtles and fish.  The program includes compositions by Rose and other contemporary and classical composers. 
Friendly introductions to each piece engage curiosity and intellect.  The program also explores the writings of environmentalist Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring and The Sense of Wonder
Rose is a flutist, composer, and teacher in the Washington, DC, area. As a performer, she unfurls a luscious array of classical chamber music, grooves for folk dances, freelances with regional orchestras, wails out avant-garde music, and presents in-person and recorded Breathing in Nature concerts.
The fee includes light snacks and a glass of wine or sparkling water.
Please bring chairs.  Seating will be on the wetland boardwalk and bridge to the Visitor’s Center.  The concert is accessible.
Arrive by 7 p.m. to get settled. Music is 7:15–8:15; departure occurs until 8:30. Rain date: Sunday, June 18.
Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Owls for Flute and Owl Sounds by Carrie Rose
Sonata Appassionata by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Canto del Alba by Mario Lavista
Waterweave for flute and water sounds by Carrie Rose
Tango Etude #3 by Astor Piazzola 
Prelude in C Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach 
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Suvisoitto (Summersounds) flute and grasshoppers by Usko Merilainen

Breathing in Nature is generously sponsored in part by Unity Landscape Design|Build and the Caroline County Council of Arts/the Maryland State Arts Council.

Photo: Daniel Peck

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