Special Orchestra Performance Taking Place in Denali Visitor Center
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
Denali National Park and Preserve is hosting a special free string orchestra concert on Saturday, July 21 at 7:00 pm at the Denali Visitor Center. The concert features Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival's 16-piece string orchestra playing "Denali," a piece inspired by composer Stephen Lias' visit to the park last year. Special guest Caitlin Warbelow, an award-winning fiddler, will accompany the orchestra during part of the performance. The orchestra is led by music director Robert Franz. It is the first orchestra performance to take place inside Denali National Park.
Did You Know?
Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.