June 04, 2018

Enjoy an outdoor orchestra performance among the majestic pines at Cumming Nature Center Saturday, June 23

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will revel in nature’s acoustics at the annual Orchestra in the Pines concert at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 1–5pm. The afternoon will feature special performances by the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra as well as regional refreshments. The Nature Center is open all day, and guests are invited to arrive early for a hike, and/or to pack a picnic lunch and experience this unique combination of Finger Lakes culture and scenery. 

As they sway with the majestic red pines, guests will enjoy a selection of pops and light classical music. The event will also highlight locally sourced refreshments, including wine and beer for purchase and complimentary snacks. The day’s program will include:

  • 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!)
  • 3-4:30pm: Concert
  • 4:30–5pm: Mingle with Drinks and Snacks

General admission tickets to Orchestra in the Pines are $25 for adults, $20 for RMSC members, and free for children ages 12 and under, and can be purchased at RMSC.org or by calling 585.697.1942. Seating for 125 guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is ample room for lawn chairs, blankets, and standing room. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place the following day, Sunday, June 24.

The Cumming Nature Center 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. Educational programming at the Nature Center explores the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. These programs are designed to inspire innovative thinking among participants and provide them with the tools, knowledge and confidence to take action in the face of local, regional and global challenges. The preserve includes six miles of trails and countless opportunities to connect with the outdoors.

The Cumming Nature Center is located at 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512.

For high-resolution images and additional information, contact Mare Millow, Marketing Communications Manager, RMSC, 585.697.1944, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit 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 and present, 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 http://www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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