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Wintergreen Performing Arts Kicks Off 2009 Summer Season : 7.9.09

Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Larry Allen Smith, Artistic and Executive Director of WPA talks to folks at Wednesday night's opening. [1]

Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Larry Allen Smith, Artistic and Executive Director of WPA talks to folks at Wednesday night's opening.

Wintergreen
Nelson County, Virginia

Wintergreen Performing Arts officially kicked of their 2009 season Wednesday night on the mountain at Wintergreen Resort [2] in the Evans Center. This year’s theme is Appalachian Roots: A Cultural Kaleidoscope and events run from July 6 to Aug. 2. Each week of the month-long festival features a part of the Appalachian Trail. Our Paul Purpura was on hand to grab these shots from the opening night which included a meet and greet reception as well.

The night kicked off with Appalachia Waltz Songs from the Southern Mountains, Old American Songs, Sets I and II and Octet in E-Flat Major” to celebrate the official start of the 2009 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. [3]

The night kicked off with Appalachia Waltz Songs from the Southern Mountains, Old American Songs, Sets I and II and Octet in E-Flat Major” to celebrate the official start of the 2009 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.

Josep Caballe-Domenech (third from left) from Spain, is a guest composer for this weekend's opening events. [4]

Josep Caballe-Domenech (third from left) from Spain, is a guest composer for this weekend's opening events.

“This year, festival-goers will find everything from theater, dance and film events to visual art exhibitions, cooking classes and wine tastings. There will even be a 5K Run/Walk event festival planners are calling “Appalachian Routes,” says Larry.

This year's season continues until August 2nd. [5]

This year's season continues until August 2nd.

David Witmer with WPA meets with people attending Wednesday night's opening. [6]

David Witmer with WPA meets with people attending Wednesday night's opening.

For more information about this year’s Summer Music Festival and a look at world-renowned cellist Tanya Anisimova from Nellysford who will be playing at this this year’s festival, click here. [7]