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New "Music on the Mountain" community event launched at Dyer Observatory

Apr. 27, 2003, 3:50 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn.,–The community is invited to bring a picnic, blankets and friends to the first evening of "Music on the Mountain," Sunday, April 27 at 6 p.m., at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory.

Blair School of Music’s Butch Baldassari on mandolin, David Schnaufer on dulcimer, Bobby Taylor on oboe and their guests will provide virtuoso Appalachian music in the idyllic wooded setting beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Following the concert the public is invited to tour the observatory and look through the telescope until 10p.m. (weather permitting). Architectural and design plans for improvements will be on view during the event.

This program launches a renovation and expansion that will create one of Middle Tennessee’s most unique venues for private, corporate and public events. The improvements will also allow Vanderbilt and the observatory to provide enhanced education and outreach programs as well as future community events like "Music on the Mountain."

The Observatory is located at 1000 Oman Drive, off Granny White Pike between Old Hickory Boulevard and Otter Creek Road, near Radnor Lake. A map with directions is available online at: Signs will indicate where free parking and complimentary shuttle service will be available.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call Dyer Observatory at 373-4897 or e-mail

Media contact:David Glasgow, 322-2706