Classical concert at Fort Rock

Hunter Noack will be bringing his music to Fort Rock later this summer as part of his tour.

Tickets are now on sale for the two concerts in the “In A Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild” that will take place in Lake County at Fort Rock on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4; the concert will begin at 6 p.m. on both days.

The concert series was begun by Hunter Noack in 2016 in an effort to present beautiful classical music to the public in outdoor settings in some of the most beautiful places in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Montana, New York, Idaho, California and Wyoming. It was a way to take classical music out of the concert hall.

A flatbed trailer is used to transport the Steinway grand piano from venue to venue. To help counteract the acoustic impacts of holding concerts in outdoor setting concertgoers receive a wireless headphones. This not only allow the concert goers to hear the music in high fidelity, but also be able to wander through the performance area and not just limited to their seats.

In previous years there had been multiple concerts in Lake County with concerts also held at PLAYA Summer Lake and Fort Rock. The 2022 season announcement only listed Fort Rock as the only Lake County stop, though there will be a performance at Newberry Crater National Monument and Mt. Bachelor outside of Bend.

The Fort Rock performance will take place in the Fort Rock State Natural Area in front of the majestic Fort Rock. Concertgoers will be sitting amongst the sagebrush, desert and basalt cliffs. Fort Rock was one of the first locations Noack performed at when he began the series. Ticket purchasers will also gain free entry into the nearby Fort Rock Valley Historical Homestead Museum – a collection of artifacts and buildings depicting the history of the Fort Rock area.

General admission tickets are $35 per person. There are a limited number of free tickets available to Lake County residents or for those who are Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card holders. People attending the performance will need to bring their own seating. The concert will take place rain or shine, it will only be canceled in the case of extreme weather or severe smoke.

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