Saturday, September 21, 2019

Pike County Conservation District Annual Dinner Highlights Nature's Influence On Music Oct. 25

Nature has always inspired artists. This year, the Pike County Conservation District’s Annual Dinner on October 25 will feature a performance and presentation exploring how nature has influenced composers and musicians.
The event is a celebration of the natural resources of Pike County, and the great conservation work completed by Conservation District partners, its board of directors, and staff. 
Ryan Weber, Ph.D. will present “Art and Space, Art and Place: Creative Landscapes and Conservationism” followed by a performance of the Black Bear Jazz Ensemble led by Dieter Winterle on saxophone, with Robert Wilson on bass and Vince Marrone on guitar.
Dr. Weber is Executive Director and Founder of the Black Bear Conservatory of Music, in Hawley, PA. He also serves as Associate Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Misericordia University. He is a musicologist specializing in 19th and 20th century Europe and America.
Dr. Weber earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Connecticut and an MA and a BA from Queens College, The City University of New York. His research interests include critical disability studies, eugenics, the sociology of music, music and literature, Scandinavian studies, transatlanticism, and cosmopolitanism.
Winterle studied Music Education at Ithaca College and Jazz Performance at New York University. He has been a band director, and performs in small jazz combos, big bands, and wind ensembles in and around New York City.
The dinner is open to the public. It will be held in the Lakeview Dining Room at Woodloch Pines Resort. The event will include a social gathering (cash bar) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the presentation.
Tickets are $35 per person. RSVPs are requested by October 18 to or call 570-226-8220.
Visit the 2019 Annual Dinner webpage for more information.
For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and assistance to landowners, visit the Pike County Conservation District website.
(Photos: Dr. Ryan Weber, Dieter Winterle.)

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