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Cuyahoga Valley Chamber Players Coming August 3

July 29, 2014



PENINSULA, Ohio, July 29 -- The National Park Service'sCuyahoga Valley National Park issued the following news release:

Come and enjoy a spectacular musical ensemble of some of the area's top chamber musicians as a part of Music by Nature, a summer concert series in the splendid natural setting of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

A string quartet featuring flute, clarinet, and harp, Cuyahoga Valley Chamber Players brings sophisticated beauty and grace to a summer evening. This opulent concert features "A Night Piece" by Arthur Foote, Mozart's classic "Clarinet Quintet," and the hauntingly beautiful "Introduction and Allegro" by Maurice Ravel.

This Music by Nature performance features Jody Guinn, harpist with the Akron Symphony and Cleveland Orchestras, Jane Berkner, flute professor at the University of Akron and Amitai Vardi, clarinet professor at Kent State University along with a string quartet comprised of principal string players from the Akron Symphony, violinists Alan Bodman and Linda Nagy Johnston, violist Ann Cirvencic and cellist Miles Richardson.

The performance is on Sunday evening, August 3rd. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Road (Route 303) in Peninsula, Ohio. Grounds open at 5:00 p.m., and patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy before the concert.

Patrons are also invited to mingle with the musicians after the concert at a dessert reception. Convenient, free parking is available near the concert site.

Individual concert tickets are $20 ($17 for Conservancy members and their guests). Visit https://www.conservancyforcvnp.org/events/music-by-nature-cuyahoga-valley-chamber-players to purchase tickets online. To order tickets by phone, call 330-657-2909 and select option 4. A special student rate of $10 is available at the door for those with a valid student ID.

About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National ParkThe Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

About Cuyahoga Valley National ParkCVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

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