Program links music and nature

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:01

    MILFORD - A unique cultural program that includes music and a silent hike through the forest is planned for Saturday, July 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the entrance to the Milford Experimental Forest on Schocopee Road (balloons will mark the driveway) and to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes or hiking boots. The first part of the silent hike, which will bring walkers about a half-hour into the woods, is fairly steep. Hikers will meet a trio of musicians at the end of the walk. Guitar player John Curtin, flutist Allison Kiger and violinist Eugene Feygelson, each well known around Milford, and beyond, will be playing variety of music starting from Baroque and Classical and going into light jazz and gypsy tunes. The selection will have rhythms and sounds reminiscent of birds singing and other manifestations of nature. Milford Experimental Forest Director Peter Pinchot will share information along the way about the projects he has undertaken on the forest. Nancy Pinchot will discuss the connection between the arts and nature. The program is sponsored by the US Forest Service at Grey Towers and the Milford Experimental Forest, a program of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. For information or directions call 570-296-9630 or 570-296-2877.