Music on the Mountain Returns!

Berks Sinfonietta to perform Sat, June 8 at 2 PM

Posted on May 21, 2024 in Visitors

Berks Sinfonietta in the Amphitheater

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Berks Sinfonietta have teamed up to present Music on the Mountain, a live presentation of classical selections on Saturday, June 8 at 2 PM in the Sanctuary’s accessible Amphitheater. Seating is limited, and tickets cost $20 for Hawk Mountain Members and $25 for non-members at Music on the Mountain is made possible thanks to a generous sponsorship by Dr. and Mrs. Barton Smith and Dr. and Mrs. William I. Smith, Jr.

Ticketholders may bring their own folding chairs or blanket, and a musician mixer with a live raptor and light refreshments will be provided inside the Visitor Center immediately following the event.

“This is the Fourth Annual installment of Music on the Mountain with our partners at Berks Sinfonietta and our Amphitheater offers the perfect setting: a covered stage for the musicians, bench seating and open grassy space for guests to spread out and enjoy the outdoors and the music, and the chance to support and promote two Berks County non-profits,” explains Sanctuary President Sean Grace.

The Sinfonietta will perform selections that celebrate the outdoors and the changing seasons that occur in early June and include Frederick Delius’s On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night by the River, along with the five Sea Sketches by composer and musician Grace Williams. The performance will conclude with Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, Jupiter, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.                                

Berks Sinfonietta is a nonprofit chamber orchestra serving the Reading and Berks County communities. Its mission is to expand the appreciation for, and to promote the art of classical music. As a local ensemble, the orchestra consists exclusively of musicians from the community, ranging in skill level from students and talented amateurs to area professionals.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge of prey and an international center for raptor conservation. Its 2,500-acre Sanctuary is open to the public year-round and trail admission, membership dues, program fees, gifts and grants support its local-to-global raptor conservation mission.