UI and Arboretum Associates Host Annual Arboretum Concert
June 29, 2018
"Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds," the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden Monday, July 9. It is sponsored by the Arboretum Associates and UI's Lionel Hampton School of Music.
The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the Arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, near the UI golf course. Dan Bukvich, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, is organizing a program highlighting various local musicians.
Among the musicians scheduled to perform are Vanessa Sielert, alto saxophone, Vern Sielert, trumpet, and Navin Chettri, traditional Nepalese drumming and singing. Ensembles scheduled to perform include the Gemberling Brothers (Al, Gary and John), a U of I/Washington State University brass ensemble, and Gefilte Trout, a Klezmer band.
Parking is available in the golf course lot, along Nez Perce Drive and near the barn in the Arboretum lot reached via Palouse River Drive. Limited transportation from Nez Perce Drive to the concert area will be available for anyone who has difficulty walking. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled.
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Organizers recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to allow time to find a seat before the concert begins.
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