• Photo of golden aspen with Hallet Peak in the background. NPS Photo by J. Frank

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Special Concert at Rocky Mountain National Park Featuring Musician Kevin Traynor

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Date: July 31, 2007
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Artist-In-Residence and musician Kevin Traynor will perform songs from his CD, Garden and from his sonata, For the Earth, on Friday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park. These musical pieces were created to reflect ways the natural world expresses beauty such as in rain, clouds, and the seasons. Mr. Traynor will feature keyboards in these free concerts. Come enjoy an evening of soothing and uplifting music.

Kevin Traynor, composer and pianist, is currently from Overland Park, Kansas. He grew up in Dublin, Ireland where he completed his B.A. and M.A. He also studied for a year in Rome, Italy. Mr. Traynor immigrated to the United States during his 20s to complete his Doctorial work in New York. He relies on nature as his inspiration for musical composition and expression. Mr. Traynor is a talented pianist, but also plays concertina, guitar, Irish Penny whistle, and numerous keyboard instruments. He has a remarkable ability to listen to any kind of sounds and reinterpret them in musical format. Mr. Traynor was selected to be Rocky Mountain National Park’s Artist-In-Residence from August 5 through August 18, 2007.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of author William Allen White

Author William Allen White, the editor of the Emporia Gazette in Kansas, won a 1922 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial “To an Anxious Friend.” His vacation cabin sits near the Moraine Park Visitor Center.