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IN A LANDSCAPE:Classical Music in the Wild @ Chief Timothy Park 5:30pm Sat,...

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Chief Timothy Park

13766 US-12

Clarkston, WA 99403

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Tickets: FREE. Reservations required. $25 suggested ticket donation to support the project.

In partnership with Confluence, Hunter Noack performs live on a nine­foot Steinway concert grand piano at the Listening Circle at Chief Timothy Park. Designed by Maya Lin, the Listening Circle sits atop an island in Nez Perce homelands, nine miles down river from the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers outside Clarkston, Washington.

Of the six Confluence sites, Chief Timothy most closely resembles what Lewis and Clark saw 200 years ago. Here, Confluence is replanting a section of the island with native grasses and wildflowers. A large, basalt rimmed earthwork: the "listening circle" is sculpted out of a natural amphitheater located at the top of the island. The shape is inspired by a Nez Perce blessing ceremony performed here in spring 2005, at which the women were seated facing north, the men facing south, and the elders facing east, with no one allowed to pass behind them. The form of the "listening circle" also arises from Ms. Lin's initial response to this site, where she envisioned creating a modern­day hieroglyph, representing waves moving on the water. A pathway from the parking area will lead to the top of a hill, and around and down into the amphitheater before connecting with other trails on the island. Near the top of the island, at a slight outcropping facing the basalt cliffs on the opposite shore, Ms. Lin has set this passage from Clark's journal: “Worthy of remark that not one tick of timber on the river near the forks and but a fiew trees for a great distance up the River.” ­William Clark, Oct 10, 1805, 2 miles upstream. Visitors experience Ms. Lin's "listening circle," and focus their attention on the breeze through the trees, the gentle sound of the water, and the muted browns, greens and yellows of the enduring landscape that surrounds them. For more on Lin's work with Confluence visit www.confluenceproject.org.

Please arrive by 5:30. It is a 20-30 minute walk to the Listening Circle.

ABOUT THE CONCERT SERIES:

IN A LANDSCAPE 2017 presents 13 live concerts in some of the most spectacular landscapes across Oregon and Southern Washington, from Astoria Column to the Alvord Desert, from Crater Lake to Baker City and Pendleton. Modeled after the trending “silent disco,” live solo piano and chamber music will be broadcast via radio transmitter to wireless headphones, giving concert-goers the freedom to watch the musicians, or wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows and roam old growth forests.

Hunter created this project in 2016 with government support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, just as millions of Americans from 1935-1943 were hired by the U.S. Work Projects Administration (WPA). The WPA employed over 40,000 musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors to complete individual cultural projects as part of the WPA's Federal Project Number One. For information on all 2017 IN A LANDSCAPE concert dates and locations, visit the ORGANIZER PROFILE PAGE where you'll find links to this year's series in venues across Oregon and southern Washington.

Hunter and special guests [violinist Nicholas Crosa, cellist Pansy Chang, singer Katie Harman Ebner (Miss America 2002), Pink Martini band leader Thomas M. Lauderdale, members of Portland Chamber Orchestra, Rogue Valley Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Sunriver Music Fetival Young Artists Program, and Hood River String Quartet] will perform music of Liszt, Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, Bloch, and Cage.

2017 Series sponsors include the Oregon Community Foundation, Jordan D. Schnitzer, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Confluence Project, National Parks Service, Oregon State Parks, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Suttle Lake Lodge, Performing Arts Initiative, Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Family, Paul and Tonya Davis Family, Columbia Gorge Hotel, University of Oregon, Ikram LLC, Avista.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CHIEF TIMOTHY PARK

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RESTROOMS?
Yes.

TRANSPORTATION / PARKING OPTIONS?
Chief Timothy Park is just off Highway 12, 9 miles west of Clarkston, WA. After passing through the park entrance, drive to the T and turn left. The trail to the Confluence Listening Circle begins at the north end of the farthest parking lot. . Check out Ride Sharing options below.

*There is a $5/car entrance fee to this WA State Park.

OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINK PERMITTED?

Yes.

ARE CHAIRS PROVIDED?
Yes.

ACCOMMODATIONS?

For those interested in camping, we recommend making a reservation at the park itself. The campground is spacious and shady, with a well-maintained day use area as well as swimming beach, boat launch, and five docks for the convenience of boaters and fishermen.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Send an email to info@hunternoack.com.

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