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Musical Feast: A Ramble in the Ramble
Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm$75
A Hike in Historical Woods
Get away on a Sunday afternoon to experience the peace and beauty of The Ramble, a Biltmore Farms Community only ten minutes from downtown Asheville. Drive through the gates into a grand forest and hear a symphony of birdsong.
The tall windows of Living Well Center seem to bring in the surrounding forest. Here guests will receive a complimentary book on the history of Biltmore Farms’ forestry and dairying and enjoy a delicious, healthy buffet feast accompanied by lemonade, iced tea, assorted waters, and scrumptious desserts while relaxing with background music of Classical Romance piano.
Following lunch, take in a short video and a presentation on the history of the Ramble, an area once part of George Vanderbilt’s estate and then be treated to a delightful clarinet performance by Aaron Lipsky. A native of Asheville, Aaron has soloed with The Asheville Clarinet Choir, played in The Brevard Concert Orchestra, is a Brevard Music Center Scholar and performs with numerous bands including The Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra, placing second in the 2017 Asheville Symphony Concerto Competition.
Finally, proceed on an easy hike led by Ramble residents, Jon Lawrie and Rose Rose, on the paved, wooded, meandering trails along Dingle Creek. Catch a glimpse of wildlife and observe key landmarks along the way on trails on which George Vanderbilt and his Landscape Architect Fredrick Law Olmsted “rambled” and rode carriages over a hundred years ago.
There will be trail snacks and bottled water; door prizes go to lucky winners. Don’t miss this unique Musical Feast!