May 05, 2017

Outdoor Orchestra Event Among the Pines at Cumming Nature Center

ROCHESTER, NY—Music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike revel in nature’s acoustics at Orchestra in the Pines at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center (CNC). The event features special performances by the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra as well as regional refreshments. Orchestra in the Pines takes place on Saturday, June 17 from 1–5pm.

As they sway with the majestic red pines, guests enjoy a selection of pops and light classical music. The event also highlights locally sourced refreshments, including wine and beer for purchase and complimentary snacks. The CNC is open all day, so event guests are encouraged to arrive early for a hike, pack a picnic lunch and experience this unique combination of Finger Lakes culture and scenery. The program is included below:

  • 1–5pm: Refreshments: Locally sourced, including wine and beer for purchase and complimentary snacks
  • 2:15–2:45pm: Meet the Orchestra: Before the concert begins, get a special behind-the-scenes opportunity to see the instruments up close and ask the musicians questions (great for kids!)
  • 3pm: Concert Begins

Tickets to Orchestra in the Pines are general admission. There are 125 chairs available on a first come, first served basis. Ample room for lawn chairs, blankets and standing room available for all other guests. The acoustics are tremendous in the pines, so there isn't a single bad seat in the house! Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for RMSC members and free for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at www.rmsc.org or by calling 585.697.1942. In the event of rain, the concert will take place on the following day, Sunday, June 18. 

CNC is a dynamic, 900-acre environmental education facility that celebrates the unique landscape and culture of the Finger Lakes region through experiential learning opportunities and thoughtful exhibits. CNC is located at 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512.

For high-resolution images and additional information, contact Amanda Bayer, Marketing Communications Manager, RMSC at 585.697.1962 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Press / News section of our website at www.rmsc.org/press-news.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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