The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is once again hosting an outdoor classical music recital this season.

On Thursday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m., the popular ‘Classical Music Under the Stars’ event will feature the return of soloist Nicholas Deek, the concert pianist from Ottawa who so impressed last year’s audience. This year, Deek has chosen a ‘phantasie’ themed program, with works by Schubert, Chopin, Bach and Mozart.

As an added bonus, Glengarry’s Stonehouse Vineyard from Lochiel will be on hand to showcase their handcrafted, estate grown, produced and bottled wines. As classical music lovers are often fine wine connoisseurs – and vice-versa – staff at the museum saw this as a natural joint promotion opportunity. Concertgoers will receive a complimentary tasting of the wine of their choice. And additional tastings will be available for purchase.

The recital will be held rain or shine. In the case of poor weather, the concert will move down the road to the Dunvegan Recreation Hall. However, organizers are really hoping it can be held outdoors under the moon and stars. Visitors are reminded to bring their favourite lawn chair, or a blanket, a warm jacket or sweater – and possibly bug spray. Attendees can even come early, bring a picnic supper and dine al fresco before the concert.

Tickets may be purchased in advance through the museum website’s Online Box Office. There may also be some tickets for sale at the door, but there is no guarantee. The cost is $25 per person, or $20 for museum members. Proceeds from the fundraising concert will go towards supporting the museum’s operations and maintenance, as well as our community outreach programs.

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