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Carrie Rose—Flutist, Composer

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Leaves ring like bells

Water sings and grasshoppers pulse

Flutist takes a breath and joins the play

 

In these outdoor concerts, solo flute interlaces with videos and sounds from nature.  The locations are wild natural settings where the aesthetic is a contemplative hush at dusk.  The program includes compositions by Rose and other contemporary and classical composers and a film by Ron Toole.  Woven into the program is an exploration of Maryland environmentalist Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring and The Sense of Wonder.

Program:

  • Syrinx by Claude Debussy

  • Interlace by Carrie Rose (video footage of butterflies and bees interlace with solo flute)

  • Waterweave by Carrie Rose (a duet between flute and water sounds)

  • A Call to Prayer by Carrie Rose (film footage of leaves, water, insects, and birds blends with solo flute)

  • Bourrée I and II from Cello Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

  • This Time by Ron Toole (film) and Carrie Rose (music)

  • Prelude in C Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach and Ave Maria by Charles Gounod

  • Suvisoitto (Summersounds) for flute and grasshoppers by Usko Merilainen (grasshopper sounds interplay with solo flute)

These events are supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)

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These summer 2022 concerts were such a blast!  Plans are in the works for more concerts like this.  Stay tuned!  Sign up for Carri'e's email list to stay informed.

 
PRIVATE EVENT
June 11, 2022
7:30 Gardens Open
8:30 - 9:30 Concert
Rain date: June 12

Janet Montgomery Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Concert in the Garden


Register by contacting the Janet Montgomery DAR chapter

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Breathing In Nature
Concerts in the Wild at Dusk
(in-person)

Solo flute performed by Carrie Rose weaves with films and sounds from nature. Between pieces she explores environmentalist Rachel Carson. This concert is a private event hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Bring your own chairs
Parking available, with carpool options

Tickets available by contacting the Janet Montgomery DAR chapter

June 10, 2022
8:00-8:15 arrival at gate to the park
8:45 concert
Rain date: June 18

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Wildlife Viewing Area at Merganser Pond
230 Bald Eagle Dr, Laurel MD

Register now! It's free, easy, and quick.

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Breathing In Nature
Concerts in the Wild at Dusk
(in-person)

Solo flute performed by Carrie Rose weaves with films and sounds from nature. This concert is at the Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract Wildlife Viewing Area at Merganser Pond. The environment will be alive with the sounds of the pond at night.

Registration (above) on Eventbrite.

8:00-8:30 arrival at gate, 8:45 concert. *Park closes at 4pm and gates re-open at 8:00.*
Enter gate, drive 1 mile on Bald Eagle Drive, pass Visitor’s center, make a right at the T. Wildlife Viewing Area will be in 400 yards. This concert is at Patuxent NORTH Tract and not the South Tract.

Bring a chair and a flashlight. Restrooms are located at the viewing area.

Donations accepted for the Friends of Patuxent at the concert.

June 3, 2022
Rescheduled from original date because of rain.
8:00 Check-in at campground gate
8:30 Concert at amphitheater

Cunningham Falls State Park
William Houck Campground
5783 Campground Dr.
Thurmont, MD 21788

Register now! It's free, easy, and required

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Breathing In Nature
Concerts in the Wild at Dusk
(in-person)

Solo flute performed by Carrie Rose weaves with films and sounds from nature. This concert is at Cunningham Falls State Park William Houck Campground in a charming amphitheater on a hillside among rocks and trees.

Mandatory registration (above) on Eventbrite enables entry into the campground.

Optional: Book a campsite and stay the night after the show! https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/ (Cunningham Falls - northern sites near the lake)

Donate to the artist at https://www.paypal.me/carrierosearts
Or contribute at the venue via (1) cash or (2) QR code on the program