Join the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for a journey through the cosmos on Saturday, June 9th at 7:00 at Wisp Resort for a concert entitled “Space, the Final Frontier.” Music for the evening will range from selections from Holst’s The Planets to more popular space themes from the John Williams catalog. The audience shall be delighted to hear Star Wars, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Superman, sure to enthuse the novice to avid classical music lover. The concert is a come as you are performance setting at Wisp Resort. Dinner reservation can be made at Wispers at Wisp Resort.

The employees and management of Total Biz Fulfillment in Grantsville, MD have provided complimentary tickets to all the band/music students at both area Garrett County High Schools and Middle Schools. These tickets can be obtained by calling the GLAF office at 301.387.3082 or through the band teachers at each school.

GARRETT LAKES ARTS FESTIVAL began with a vision for bringing Classical Music to the full and part time residents of Garrett County. In December 1986, a group of Garrett County residents gathered to explore that vision and a related proposal from local resident Kathryn Sincell and violinist Erick Friedman. The joint desire was to promote cultural and artistic activities in the county and to rekindle the Mountain Chautauqua spirit, once a hallmark of Garrett County life. A core of 22 citizens evolved from the originators, many of whom remained in leadership roles, serving with dedication and distinction in the ensuing years.

Since its founding in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s influence and reputation has reached far beyond Western Maryland to galaxies far far away . Under the baton of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze—whom the Washington Post calls “a superb conductor”—the MSO has become a first-class orchestra of exceptional artistic quality.

Season sponsors of Garrett Lakes Arts Festival are: Wisp Resort, FirstEnergy Foundation, Garrett College. The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival is partially supported by grants from Garrett Arts Council, The Maryland State Arts Council, and the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area. Garrett Lakes Arts Festival is committed to making all of its programs and activities accessible to persons with disabilities.