Farmer/Conductor Michael Schmidt conducts today at 2:30 pm in Aurora

Raw milk advocate and farmer Michael Schmidt will be displaying his more cultural side today in a performance at Aurora’s Pandora’s Box Salon series:

Michael Schmidt, a conductor who is outstanding in his field, in more ways than one!

Guest conductor, farmer and Renaissance man Michael Schmidt will lead the Aurora Salon Chamber Orchestra in music from “Forrest Gump” and “The Mission”.  Handel’s Harp Concerto and Mozart’s Oboe Quartet will resonate in the beautiful acoustics of Brevik Hall, and usher in the spring. Newmarket’s own Radley August will dance the role of Forrest, and celebrity author Margaret Webb will read from her book “Apples to Oysters: a food lover’s tour of Canadian Farms”, and sign books too!

Come and experience York Region’s most eclectic arts event and support local charity!

And now the full program details:

CULTURED WE ARE

APRIL 17, 2011, 2:30PM

The most eclectic salon of the season is fast approaching. Inspired by Margaret Webb’s book “Apples to Oysters: A food lover’s guide to Canadian farms”, there will be a reading and book signing by the author, and incredible food and drink served at intermission, provided by Nature’s Emporium and Bonsai Hill. Musical performances will include music from the films “Forrest Gump” and “The Mission”, performed by a chamber orchestra, and conducted by a farmer!!! Michael Schmidt, biodynamic farmer and Renaissance man will share his musical side with a very select audience of 120. Handel’s Harp Concerto will be performed by Asli Yumustutan and Mozart’s Oboe quartet will usher in the Spring. There will be a guest appearance by local dancers Radley August and Emily Gould too! Come out for a fun afternoon: support local charity, the arts, and ignite your passion just a little.

Tickets are available at the door:

$35 adult

$25 student/senior

$95 family of four

(these were the advertised prices for advanced tickets, not sure if they are the same prices at the door)

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