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Bach in the Wild with NWS Fellows


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Have you ever heard the Everglades?

Experience the sights and sounds of the Everglades with Fellows of the New World Symphony during Bach in the Wild: a special music performance in Everglades National Park on Monday, April 9. The performance will include selections of classical music for solo violin and horn followed by periods of silence for listening to the natural sounds in the Everglades.

As part of the NWS Fellowship program, Fellows are tasked with developing a project that explores a passion they have alongside music. That's how #BachInTheWild was envisioned; an experiment in how classical music can enhance our experience in nature. We have found that immediately following a performance in nature, we are more aware of the sounds around us. This is especially true in the National Parks where there are so many different sounds to be heard!

The interpretive performance will take place outside Royal Palm Visitor Center from 1:30-2:00PM. It is open to the public.

What to bring: The performance will take place in the shade with limited bench seating available. However, we suggest that you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeve shirt, and good walking shoes so that you can explore some of the park following the performance. The Anhinga Trail (a 0.8 mile wheelchair accessible boardwalk) begins at the performance location and is a great spot to hear and see alligators, turtles, and various birds and fish.

Everglades National Park entrance fee: $25 per vehicle (carpooling is encouraged)

Bach in the Wild Musicians:
Violin – Jonathan Chern, Kenneth Liao, Dillon Welch, Roman Yearian
Horn – Roy Femenella