Wintergreen / Nellysford
Nelson County, VA
The 2012-13 season will actually consist of two seasons. WPA’s Board of Directors recently adopted a new strategic plan that will guide the organization for the next three- five years, and one of the many initiatives it contains is the creation of a Valley Season (October through March) and a Mountain Season (April through September). The Valley Season will consist primarily of monthly concerts (The new Wintergreen Performing Arts Concert Series) in valley locations, including Rockfish Presbyterian Church and some of Nelson County’s wineries. The Mountain Season will primarily take place . . . you guessed it . . . on the mountain! This new way of structuring our year will help to facilitate the expanded programming that is a key component of the plan.
Inaugurating the Valley Season . . .
In order to say thank you to the Wintergreen Community, as well as our many friends and supporters in Central Virginia, we would like to invite you to a free concert on Friday, October 12th at 7:30 pm in Rockfish Presbyterian Church (Nellysford, Virginia). We will be presenting the Langley Winds, a woodwind sextet that is part of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. The doors will open at 7:00 pm, and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. We will not be taking reservations for this event.
Langley Winds features the diverse talents of six professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. Langley Winds presents polished and passionate performances of the woodwind ensemble literature as well as transcriptions and patriotic favorites.
Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches. These world-class musicians come from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. They travel more than 30,000 miles each year, performing concerts for the public and providing music for military protocol events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey B. Warner, the USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of preserving and enriching America’s military and musical heritage into the 21st century.
The new Wintergreen Performing Arts Concert Series will continue with outstanding concerts in November, December (A Blue Ridge Christmas: The Virginia Consort will be presented on December 9th at 4:00 pm), January, February and March. Individual tickets to these concerts will be available for $30 per person beginning October 20th, but from October 5th-19th, patrons will be able to purchase tickets to all five of the remaining concerts at a reduced subscription rate of $125. That is a savings of $5 per concert or $25 for the five concerts. Beginning October 5th, you can purchase your subscription online at www.wintergreenperformingarts.org or by phoning (434) 325-8292. Any tickets remaining on the day of each event will be available for $35 per person at the door. Program details can be found on the WPA website. We encourage you to be a part of our new Valley Season offerings!