Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPFA) and Scotts Bluff National Monument are excited to co-host Humanities Nebraska musician Donna Gunn for a virtual presentation of her program: “Music on the Trail: Where American Folk Songs Meet Classical Art Music” on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1 pm Mountain Daylight Time. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Black Hills Parks & Forests Association and Scotts Bluff National Monument as part of the HN Speakers Bureau. Pre-registration is required. by 3 pm MDT on Friday, March 19, 2021. Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-msrzojHtThXCIJKRLhFrtv3wGQDcEu
From Westport, Missouri to “Oregon Blue” join emigrants as they traverse the Oregon Trail. Experience the vastness of the open prairie, feel the energy from atop Scotts Bluff National Monument, and triumph in the accomplishment of fording the mountains to the Promised Land. Sing the American folk songs of the mid-1800’s and experience life on the Trail. Classical piano music inspired by the folk songs is interwoven into the canvas of the covered wagon way of life. Donna Gunn, teaching-artist and founder of Focus On Piano, LLC, is dedicated to actively engaging music lovers of all ages, at all stages. Her programs are interactive experiences that invite audience members to sing songs from various points in history and re-visit timeless music. Donna interweaves music with relevant primary-source historical information to further bring the music to life.