Thursday, June 6, 2019 4 p.m.
Forest Music is free; donations and new memberships are welcome!
A unique musical partnership between the Arboretum and Chestertown's National Music Festival, Forest Music is in its sixth year. In past years, the program has been improvisational in nature, but this year, composer, bassoonist, and teacher Brad Balliett is composing a piece specifically for the Arboretum.
Musicians located along the forest trails will play the piece twice with a break in between so that listeners can experience it in different ways and chat with the musicians during the break.
The NewBassoon Institute is an annual workshop taught by "bassoon supergroup" Dark in the Song. The workshop focuses on contemporary bassoon literature, performance techniques, and pedagogy, with the aim of teaching a new generation of open-minded players and bringing the bassoon and bassoon ensembles to the forefront of 21st-century music-making.
The National Music Festival brings together inspiring mentors and the next generation of gifted musicians, providing education, scholarships, and affordable, adventurous public performances in and around Chestertown for two weeks each June. This year's Festival is June 2-15. Click here for more information.
Light refreshments and a cash wine and beer bar will be available. The program begins at 4 p.m. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Visitor's Center gallery.
**Note: You will be asked upon checkout to create an account. This is optional and is not required to register.**