Events in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Music by Nature: Cuyahoga Valley Chamber Players

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Happy Days Lodge

A string quartet plays music with flute, clarinet, and harp, bringing a sophisticated beauty and grace to a warm summer evening. This opulent concert features “A Night Piece” by Arthur Foote, Mozart’s classic “Clarinet Quintet,” and the hauntingly beautiful “Introduction and Allegro” by Maurice Ravel.

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds before the concert begins. Mingle with the musicians at a dessert reception following the performance.

For musician bios, scroll down.

A special student rate of $10 is available at the door with a valid student ID.

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Musician Bios

Jane Berkner | Director, University of Akron Flute Ensemble

A frequent clinician, judge and flute choir conductor at regional festivals and classes, Jane Berkner is a talented performer as well as an engaging director and collaborator. She serves as the Director of Arts and Enrichment of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, organizing concerts and cultural events for visitors to enjoy. More >

Alan Bodman | Professor, School of Music at the University of Akron | Concertmaster, Akron Symphony Orchestra

A graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, Alan Bodman began his prolific career at the age of four. He has collaborated with numerous performers, including his wife, violinist Amy Barlowe, and served on the faculties of Washington State University, the University of Akron, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Meadowmount School of Music. More >

Ann Cirvencic | Suzuki Violin Instructor, Cleveland, OH

Ann Cirvencic performs with many ensembles throughout Northeast Ohio, and she enjoys working with students of all skill levels. She formerly served as founder and director of the Suzuki program at the Cleveland Music School Settlement. More >

Jody Guinn | Principal Harpist, Akron Symphony Orchestra

The principal harpist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra since 1984, Jody Guinn also played principal harp for the Cleveland Opera from 1984 until 2010. She is on the faculty of Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland State University, and Westminster College, and has taught at Malone College. More >

Linda Nagy Johnston | Principal Second Violinist, Akron Symphony Orchestra | First Violinist, Canton Symphony Orchestra

Performing as a soloist in places around the world such as Italy and the People’s Republic of China, Linda Nagy Johnston is a distinguished performer both at home and abroad. She has held the title of Principal Second Violinist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra since 1989, and also performs with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. More >

Miles Richardson | Principal Cellist, Akron Symphony Orchestra | Principal Cellist, Ashland Symphony Orchestra

Playing the cello since the age of eleven, Miles Richardson quickly progressed to be a regionally and nationally acclaimed cellist, going on to study at Columbus State University in Georgia. He is currently principal cellist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, and teaches music to students of all ages. More >

Amitai Vardi | AssistantProfessor of Clarinet, Kent State University

Making his solo debut at the age of sixteen with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Amitai Vardi has performed across the United States, in South America and Europe, and in his native Israel. He currently holds positions with Opera Cleveland, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, City Music Cleveland, and Blossom Band and Orchestra. More >

About Music by Nature

All performances are Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Road (Route 303) in Peninsula, Ohio. Grounds open at 5:00 p.m., and patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic to dine on before the concert while enjoying lovely views in the park.

Patrons are also invited to mingle with the musicians after the concert at a dessert reception that follows every performance. Convenient, free parking is available near the concert site.

Individual concert tickets are $20 ($17 for Conservancy members and their guests), and season tickets (all three concerts) are $54 ($45 for Conservancy members and their guests).  To order tickets by phone, call 330-657-2909, option 4. 

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1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264  |  Tel 330 657 2909  |  Fax 330 657 2328