Wildflower Music Festival features pianist, Jing Yi

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:08

    Special Sunday concert and tours WHITE MILLS - Sample the best that the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer at a special Sunday afternoon program on July 30 featuring outstanding music, displays of exquisite glass, historic house tours and the beautiful setting of a 600-acre nature preserve. For this Special Day at Dorflinger, the Sanctuary grounds will be open for picnicking from late morning on. The afternoon program begins at noon as the Dorflinger Glass Museum opens for special guided tours that highlight two new museum exhibits, “Rarities in Color and Form” and “Paperweights” in the Dorflinger tradition. Museum and museum gift shop hours for the day are from noon to 5 p.m.. A special Sunday concert of the Wildflower Music Festival begins at 1 p.m., with a performance by classical pianist JingYi Zhang on the outdoor stage of the Wildflower Amphitheater. This concert is sponsored by the Wildflower Steppingstones Fund for Young Artists and an anonymous donor. The fund was created to honor the memory of Jane Zwillinger Ables, the late executive and artistic director of the Wildflower Festival. At the age of 12, JingYi was accepted at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she studied with Jin Zhang, chairman of the Piano Department. She currently attends the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division in New York City under a full scholarship. For her program at Wildflower, JingYi will perform works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. The concert will end by approximately 3 p.m. Water, soda, and iced tea will be for sale on the sanctuary grounds. Guided tours of the historic 1867 Glassworker’s House will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. The house is located on Charles Street in White Mills, approximately one-half mile from the glass museum. Due to the steep terrain between the worker’s house and the Sanctuary, organizers recommend traveling between them by vehicle. A special discounted admission of $18 will admit an adult to all three events (concert, museum, house tour). Children to age 18 are free when accompanied by an adult. These tickets will be available for purchase at the glass museum, worker’s house and concert box office.