Piano Beneath The Pines !

Chopin and other classical piano pieces at Boggs Mountain Demonstration State ForestThe Friends of Boggs Mountain cordially invite you to a delightful melding of music and nature with Karen Rhoads at the classical piano on Saturday, June 27 at Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest. Rhoads will play from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. and again from 11:15 to 12:00 noon. Admission is free.

Rhoads is a Cobb resident and FOBM board member. While growing up in Springfield, Illinois, she studied piano with several teachers, most notably, with well-known instructor, George Ecklund.

“I had drifted away from my music over many years. As my parents aged and became ill, I wanted to reach back to good times when we enjoyed music together,” says Rhoads.

The head of the Santa Rosa Junior College music department put Rhoads in touch with Dr. Rudolph Budginas to help her get back “in the groove”.

KarenRhoads_Piano“Rudolph not only has a performance career; he is that rare genius who also teaches brilliantly,” she adds.

Rhoads will play favorite selections by Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Scriabin, Grieg, and Kuhlau, providing introductory comments about each piece.

The community is invited, and children are welcome. Bring folding chairs or blankets, and relax and enjoy the music in a shady grove at Boggs.

The site is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. Refreshments will be provided.

Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest is at the end of Forestry Rd., about 1.5 miles north of Cobb off Hwy 175.

For more information, contact Karen at 707-321-4964 or email beardie1 [at] sonic (dot) net.