AUGUST 22nd -
A Sense of Place
Responding to everyone who is curious about the farm that we inhabit, which
is as wondrous a property as the concert barn is magical, in our 2012 season
we turn our lens outdoors, emphasizing place and ecology and restorations of
all kinds. We’ll explore our relationship to the natural world, and
the loci where art and nature converge. A high point this season will be
our “Restoration Ecology” event positioned mid-festival: a panel
discussion (encompassing philosophy, natural history, the property’s
unique natural features, and preservation); a guided walking tour; concluding
with refreshments, discussion, and appropriately pastoral music.
Surrounding this central presentation are various concerts — the signature
of our chamber music series — that address in music the same themes
of place, ecology, and restoration. And our galleries this year will exhibit
the People and Places of Token Creek.
An exciting and different kind of season for us, promising renewals of all
sorts. We hope you will be with us on this journey of exploration.
as of September 1, 2012
Sat, Sep 1, 8:00pm — SOLD OUT
Sun, Sep 2, 4:00pm — SOLD OUT
Call (608) 241-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for
- PROGRAM I
LISTEN TO THE
WITH NATURE AND
A Token Creek Special Event
25, 2012 3:00
– 6:00 p.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, August 26, 2012)
In this special event that opens our season, a panel of experts
will discuss the unique natural features, resources and opportunities
of the Harbison farm in preparation for an exclusive guided walking
tour of the property. Historic photos and maps will depict conservation
efforts on-going since the 1930’s when Dan and Alice Pedersen
(parents of Rose Mary Harbison) began their stewardship of the
farm. Music and readings related to the land evoke the art-nature
connection, and a reception concludes the event.
James T. Addis, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (retired)
Stephen Glass, The Restoration Ecology Lab, UW-Madison Arboretum
William R. Jordan III, Director, New Academy for Nature and Culture
Rose Mary Harbison, Artistic Co-Director, Token Creek Chamber Music
Scot Stewart, District Fisheries Manager, So. Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Kurt Welke, Dane County Fisheries Manager, Wisconsin DNR
Note to participants: This event
presents a light hiking option. Participants should be prepared
to walk at a moderate pace on level ground, for up to 15
continuous minutes, with an eventual total walking time of
45 minutes. We will walk on wide, well-mowed paths, some
of which may have a few uneven patches. We recommend long
pants, long sleeves, suitable walking shoes, hats and other
sun protection, and insect repellant for ticks and mosquitos.
We will provide bottled water.
- PROGRAM II -
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:00
Wednesday, August 29,
2012 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:00 p.m • SOLD
Thursday, August 30, 2012 8:30 p.m. •
Continuing our anniversary series, the Token Creek jazz club
joins in the worldwide commemoration of George Gershwin’s
75th (1898-1937) in a program offering some of his least explored,
most unusual, and most beautiful songs, as well as music of
composers who influenced him and whom he influenced. Vocalist
Ricky Richardson joins the festival house band in his first
Token Creek appearance.
Ricky Richardson, vocals
Tom Artin, trombone
Rose Mary Harbison,
John Harbison, piano
John Schaffer, bass
- PROGRAM III -
September 1, 2012 8:00 p.m. • SOLD
2, 2012 4:00
p.m. • SOLD
The confluence of art and nature, and the theme of restoration,
conclude our season with a program featuring music inspired
by the outdoors, music to be played outdoors, and music inspired
by and created at the farm in Token Creek.
Bach — "Öffne dich," from BWV 61 (1714)
Bach — "Alles mit Gott" (1714, discovered in
John Harbison — Crane Sightings
Mozart — Divertimento in D, K. 334
Anna Slate, soprano
Rose Mary Harbison, Heidi Braun Hill & Laura Burns, violin
Jennifer Paulson & John Harbison, viola
Karl Lavine, cello
Elizabeth Foulser, bass
John Harbison, conductor
All programs subject to change.
availability after August 1,
or to be placed on a waiting list for a sold out show,
please call (608) 241-2525 or email
our managing director.
We regret that we may not be able to inform you of space
availability until the day before or even the day of the concert.
- GENERAL ADMISSION
Concerts $30 / $35 /
*A limited number of student
tickets will be available for each
All sales are final.
For more information and
reservations please call (608) 241-2525
or email email@example.com.
4037 Highway 19
one half mile east of Highway 51
on Highway 19
Doors open 30 minutes before program