Monday, June 16, 2008

Symphony in the Prairie

On Saturday evening, Justin, Gracie and I attended the annual Symphony in the Flint Hills. It was exactly what the name suggests: a performance by the Kansas City Symphony held about 1.5 hours outside of the city in the Middle of Nowhere, Prairie, Kansas.

The event is a fundraiser for the Flint Hills region, which is home to a vast expanse of untouched tallgrass prairieland. At one point in time, 1/3 of the continent was prairie - today, 95% of the little that remains is in the state of Kansas.


Fortunately, the weather cooperated and the show went off without a hitch, complete with gorgeous sunset and a cattle stampede in the background.


Mile-long walk to the tents
Anne and Gracie on the prairie




KS Governor Kathleen Sebelius addresses the crowd

2 comments:

Dr. Bill ;-) said...

Thanks for great symphony comments and photos!

I'd love to consider using a portion of the tents photo in our Summer Heritage Newsleter story about the Symphony, if you would give me your permission and a proper citation.

Thanks,

Dr. Bill ;-)
Personal Blog: http://flinthillsofkansas.blogspot.com/

William L. (Bill) Smith, Ph. D.
President, Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc.
Representing the 22 counties of the Kansas Flint Hills
www.kansasflinthills.travel

Karen said...

I know that the Prairie isn't in Appalachia, but I imagine the symphony playing COPELAND! (Just like at your wedding!!)