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Music in the American Wild, a collaboration featuring seven classical musicians performing original works by 11 composers will present three free concerts in Olympic National Park.
The concerts are offered in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Each original composition was inspired by the beauty and uniquely American experience of national parks.
Music in the American Wild is directed by Emlyn Johnson, flutist. She is joined by six other musicians performing on clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello and percussion. All of the performers, as well as the composers, are affiliated with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
“We are truly honored to host these talented young musicians and warmly invite our neighbors and visitors to come enjoy the concerts,” said Acting Superintendent Rachel Spector.
Working in locations ranging from caves to mountaintops to indoor theaters, Music in the American Wild tailors each acoustic concert to its venue so that listeners can hear and enjoy the music’s interactions with the environment. Emlyn Johnson, Director of Music in the American Wild said, “We hope to enhance visitors’ experiences in the parks by sharing our music in concerts and field recordings. It’s an honor to celebrate the NPS centennial with new music in the beautiful and diverse landscapes of Olympic National Park.”
Music in the American Wild is supported by a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works/Imagine Your Parks grant, and private donors.
Information about the composers, musicians, and other area performances is available at www.musicintheamericanwild.com.