Summer Lake, OR 97640
Hunter Noack performs live outdoors on a nine-foot Steinway as he presents IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild, a project that brings classical music to rural communities. This event is sponsored by the High Desert Museum and Central Oregon Visitors Association, in partnership with PLAYA at Summer Lake and Sunriver Music Festival.
Proceeds from this community event will benefit PLAYA & IN A LANDSCAPE programs.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ARRIVAL & PARKING
Venue opens at 6:00pm. Parking on property is limited. Please carpool.
OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINK PERMITTED?
Yes. Please bring a picnic! There are no food or beverage services available on site.
**It will be HOT. Please bring water.**
ARE CHAIRS PROVIDED?
No. Please bring camping chairs or heavy blankets.
TRAVEL, SAFETY, & ACCESSIBILITY
PLAYA is remote from medical services, two hours southeast of Bend, Oregon, and one hour north of Lakeview.
The outdoor event is not ADA accessible.
Google maps, Mapquest or GPS can be inaccurate or unreliable. PLAYA is located on Highway 31 between mile markers 81 and 82, about 10 miles south of the Summer Lake Post office.
There are limited accommodations in the area. A few local options include:
Located on the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA is a nonprofit arts and sciences residency program that supports innovative thinking in all fields of creative inquiry and encourages dialogue between disciplines to bring positive change to the environment and the world.
PLAYA sits at the base of Winter Ridge, which rises to 7,200 feet. PLAYA’s campus, at an elevation of 4,200 feet, borders Summer Lake to the west and includes a large pond, wetlands, grass fields, and walking paths. Summer Lake is 20 miles long and five miles wide and is defined as a playa, which is a seasonal desert lake, shallow in the winter and spring, and dry in the summer and fall.
At the north end of Summer Lake, the state-owned Summer Lake Wildlife Area is one of the finest desert wetlands in Oregon. It is a destination for birds and birders year-round. The surrounding semi-arid terrain has diverse wildlife and a varied geology. Fifteen-thousand years of human use of the Summer Lake basin has left a rich record of human habitation.
Lake County, with a population of about 8,000 and over 8,000 square miles, is Oregon’s only county without a stoplight. Ranching, outdoor recreation, government land management, and a developing alternative energy industry provide the region’s economic base.