Cherry Springs State Park – Brass Quintet Concert July 31

“Wish Upon a Star” is a free concert being given at Cherry Springs State Park Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert will be stargazing with telescopes and a laser-guided sky tour from approximately 9:30-10 p.m.

The park is located at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, 11.8 miles or about 20 minutes from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15.1 miles or about 21 minutes from Coudersport using Route 44.

“This concert is designed for everyone, from children to senior citizens,” said Tim Morey, park natural resource specialist. It is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

“Because last year’s Endless Mountain Music Festival outdoor concert was a success with 150 people attending, the park is sponsoring another one,” said Morey.

“This year, we are asking people to register in advance and provide their email addresses and phone numbers,” said Morey. ”If it rains, the concert will be moved to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. We will only be able to notify those who have pre-registered and provided us with their contact information,” he noted.

Bench seating is available at the park. “Those attending are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. It gets chilly at night at the park so dress accordingly,” Morey said.

The Brass Quintet includes Luis Engelke and Tom Cook on trumpet; Rebecca Dodson-Webster on French horn; David Sciannella on trombone and Kevin Ladd on tuba. On drums will be Brian Smith.

The instrumentalists will perform 17 pieces. The majority of them were chosen because they reference features of the dark sky – stars, night, moon, planets, etc.

Among them are: Gustav von Holst’s “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,” from “The Planets;” Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust;” Felix Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;” Bart Howard’s “Fly Me to the Moon;” Glenn Miler’s “Moonlight Serenade;” Gus Edwards’ “By the Light of the Silvery Moon;” Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s;” Claude Debussy’s Clair de lune (Moonlight) from “Suite Bergamasque;” “Tonight” from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” and “Climb Every Mountain” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Sound of Music.”

The group will also play music from “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” arranged by Sciannella for brass.

Online registration is preferred. To pre-register for the July 31 concert and star-gazing program, visit If there is a problem with pre-registering online, call (814) 435-1037 or (814) 435-5010.