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Classical Music in the Wild

August 11, 2017 (Updated July 20, 2018)
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Anyone who has spent time in Oregon’s outdoors can attest to its inspiring moments. Creativity can hit as you gaze at rolling hills blending into a sunset; when a mighty river shakes your senses into heightened consciousness; from a mountaintop’s sharp winds sprinting across the valley; or even among the deafening silence of a remote desert.

The symphony of sensations is nearly impossible to capture in words. Music, on the other hand, can do wonders for the imagination.

In 2018 Hunter Noack presents “In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild.” The outdoor performance series, now in its second year, forgoes traditional concert halls in favor of forests, fields and vistas. But audience members don’t simply sit and listen. Instead each guest wears wireless headphones, connected to transmissions of the live music, and are free roam the outdoor location.

The concerts take place across Oregon — from coastal forests to remote desert and everywhere in between. And the music never seems the same. After all, Oregon’s vast landscapes aren’t limited to one sight, sound or feeling.

Experience Oregon’s outdoors like you never have before with “In a Landscape.” Dates of the 2018 concerts are listed below, along with links to some helpful Trip Ideas to extend your visit.

July 28: Timothy Lake, Government Camp

July 29: Milo McIver State Park, Estacada

August 3: Summer Lake Playa, Summer Lake

August 7: Wilson Ranches Retreat, Fossil

August 9: Wallowa Lake State Park, Joseph

August 11: Sumpter Valley Dredge, Sumpter

August 15: The Suttle Lodge, Sisters

August 18: Government Cove, Cascade Locks

September 1: Lewis & Clark Timberlands, Seaside

September 2: Orenco Woods Nature Park, Hillsboro

September 3: Stoller Family Estate, Dayton

September 5: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne

September 6: Sunriver Resort, Sunriver

September 8: Fort Rock State Park, Fort Rock

September 9: Willamette University at Zena, Salem

September 11: Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene

September 12: Baker Bay Park, Dorena

September 15: Alvord Hot Springs, Princeton

For more information about Hunter Noack’s upcoming performances, visit InALandscape.org.

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Sachie Yorck
Sachie Yorck is the Global Integrated Marketing Content & Community Manager at Travel Oregon. Depending on the day, she could be record-hunting in Portland, hiking to waterfalls in the forest or soaking in one of Oregon's many natural hot springs.