Visitors to the serene environs of historic Forest Inn in Itasca State Park are in for a musical treat on Saturday, September 9, as the “Music Under the Pines” event presents two captivating performances.
Kicking off the morning from 11 AM to noon, the enchanting melodies of North Wind Clarinets will fill the air. Whether seated on lawn chairs or cozily wrapped in blankets, attendees will bask in the harmonious sounds of this talented ensemble.
Later in the day, from 4 PM to 5:15 PM, “InnerTuba” will grace the stage. This quintet showcases an impressive array of clarinets, ranging from the grandiose bass Clarinet to the delicate Eb clarinet. Their musical repertoire spans a wide spectrum, encompassing classical compositions, jazz renditions, lively swing numbers, beloved show tunes, iconic movie themes, and contemporary rock and pop hits. The gifted musicians comprising InnerTuba include Beth Hahn and Deane Johnson, hailing from Park Rapids, Vicki Magnuson from Bagley, and Peg Rickert and Sarah Sundeen, representing Bemidji.
Adding an international flair to the musical ensemble is Jon Hodkin, a tuba virtuoso from Scotland. He has embarked on a remarkable journey known as the “InnerTuba Mississippi River Tour.” Since its inception on April 19 in Boothville-Venice, Louisiana, Hodkin has been towing his tuba in a trailer along the entire length of the majestic Mississippi River. Along the way, he has pedaled his way through scenic landscapes, serenading audiences with captivating tuba concerts, and forging connections with people from all walks of life.
“Music Under the Pines” promises a day filled with diverse and delightful musical performances, making it an event not to be missed. Bring your outdoor seating, and immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of North Wind Clarinets and InnerTuba, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Itasca State Park.