A performance by Grammy-nominated recording artists Eaken Piano Trio launches the 27th season of the Wildflower Music Festival on Saturday, June 27 at 6 pm. The program will feature work by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, and more.

 


A performance by Grammy-nominated recording artists Eaken Piano Trio launches the 27th season of the Wildflower Music Festival on Saturday, June 27 at 6 pm. The program will feature work by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, and more.

Unanimously noted for their enthusiastic performances, the ensemble has numerous commercial recordings under both the Naxos and Catalpa Classics labels, and is heard regularly on classical music radio including National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Performance Today. The Harrisburg Patriot-News writes, “The trio’s mastery of alternating volume from loud to soft can find you at times holding your breath, while at other times, it can take your breath away. There is buoyant and flowing quality to the trio’s music-making.”

The ensemble’s second holiday radio program, “I’ll Be Home for the Holidays,” was aired on over 150 radio stations nationwide for the last ten years and will be heard across the country again this holiday season. This program was produced by WQED-FM in Pittsburgh and coordinated with Habitat for Humanity International. Their recordings “Home for the Holidays” and “I’ll Be Home for the Holidays” were two of the top five best sellers nationwide for Naxos for the last eight years.

The Eaken Piano Trio is proud of their community outreach programs that have helped to raise the awareness of the homeless problems in America and have generated tens of thousands of dollars to support organizations that help the homeless and homeless animals.

This Wildflower performance is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

General admission tickets are $20, students 6 to 18 years are $10. There is no charge for children under six.

Upcoming concerts in the Wildflower concert series include: Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Siora World Jazz Ensemble, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass, the Wildflower Steppingstones Young Artist Concert with Cuban Tres (no admission charge), An Evening with Judy Collins (special $30 ticket), River City 6, Stig Rossen, and Steep Canyon Rangers.

The general admission performance begins at 6 pm at the Wildflower Amphitheater on the grounds of the beautiful Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, between Hawley and Honesdale, PA. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and pack a picnic to enjoy the pristine setting. Light beverages will be for sale on the Sanctuary grounds.

In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the air-conditioned auditorium at the Wallenpaupack Area High School.

All performers and programs are subject to change. For ticket information and directions, call 570-253-5500 (Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm), e-mail music01@ptd.net, or visit online at www.wildflowermusic.org.