The Glengarry Pioneer Museum will host its first live music event in two years on the evening of Thursday, August 5.

The museum’s popular ‘Classical Music Under the Stars’ event is returning, with a special program that pays homage to Glengarry’s rural roots. Whimsically named ‘Moosic Under the Stars’, the evening’s entertainment will feature works with an agrarian, or pastoral theme, including Mozart’s Sonata K332 in F Major, Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata, and Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie.

The evening’s soloist performer will be Ottawa concert pianist Nicholas Deek, who holds a Master’s degree in music performance. On top of teaching classical piano technique, Deek also has a very active performance schedule.

The concert will be held rain or shine and organizers are hoping it will take place outdoors under the evening stars, so don’t forget your favourite lawn chair or a blanket – and bug spray. Concert goers are invited to arrive early,  bring a picnic supper and dine al fresco before the concert. In the case of poor weather, the event will be held under the roof of the Williams Pavilion, with socially-distanced seating provided.

As provincial Stage 3 regulations require that the museum limit attendance at outdoor events to 75 per cent of capacity, it is suggested anyone who would like tickets for the concert purchase them in advance through the museum website’s new online box office. There may be some tickets for sale at the door, but there is no guarantee.

The cost for tickets is $20 per person, or $15 for museum members. Proceeds from the fundraising concert will go towards supporting the museum’s operations and maintenance, as well as community outreach programs.

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is located in Dunvegan at the intersection of County Roads 24 and 30. For more details on ‘Classical Music Under the Stars’ contact Jennifer Black at 613-527-5230 or visit the museum’s website