Bernheim Hosts First SONICBernheim Event
Night Hikes, Children’s Programs, and more in July
This month Bernheim debuts its newest lecture and performance series exploring the relationship between sound, music and nature. The first-ever SONICBernheim takes place on Friday, July 31.
The inaugural speaker is composer and educator Allen Anderson from the University of the North Carolina. Following Anderson’s short lecture on the relationship between natural sound and classical music, guests will in enjoy performances by regionally acclaimed artists including an ensemble of local youth musicians followed by jazz musician and composer, Jacob Duncan. Dane Waters will give the final performance. Waters is a vocalist and instrumentalist who has performed with the Kentucky Opera as well as numerous underground and avant-garde acts.
Musician and media professional Sara Soltau and sound artist and multimedia archivist Aaron Rosenblum are co-curators of the series.
“We’re thrilled to host this new sound series,” said Claude Stephens, Bernheim’s Outreach Facilitator. “We appreciate Sara’s and Aaron’s efforts to bring these amazing artists and thought leaders to Bernheim where they can seek inspiration from nature.”
Stephens also thanked media sponsor, Louisville Public Media, for their support.
SONICBernheim is presented in collaboration with YES!Fest.*
The fun starts at 8:30 and ends at 11 p.m., beginning at the Education Center. Bernheim members $5, non-members $7.
For more information call 270-872-8001 or visit bernheim.org
About Bernheim. Bernheim’s mission is to connect people with nature. Whiskey maker, Isaac W. Bernheim established the 14,000+ acre arboretum and research forest in 1929 as a gift to the people of Kentucky. Bernheim’s gate is open every day 7 a.m. until approximately sunset, except December 25 and January 1. Admission to the park is always free for members and free for all every weekday. Weekends and holidays have a $5 environmental impact fee per vehicle for the public. Schools and tour groups are welcome; please call in advance for fees and scheduling. The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day, including weekends. Isaac’s Café, located in the Visitor Center, is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with refreshments. Bernheim is located in Clermont, KY,
about 20 minutes from the Louisville airport. From I-65, take exit 112 and follow the signs. The entrance is approximately one mile from the interstate. Bernheim is a non-profit organization that relies on memberships, grants and donations for support.
*YES! Fest, a Year of Environment and Sustainability, connects arts, culture and the environment in innovative ways through hundreds of programs throughout the whole year that will actively engage audiences of all ages through a wealth of artistic and cultural experiences centered on the environment.