Harnessing the Wind features music inspired by summer, wind and waves

Concert and De Wind is Op! exhibition viewing at Whaling Museum - August 10, 2019

NEW BEDFORD, Mass – The New Bedford Whaling Museum will offer a summertime blend of music and art during “Harnessing the Wind: An Evening with the New Bedford Symphony Woodwind Quintet” on Saturday, August 10. The event includes music for woodwind instruments inspired by summer, wind and waves, and a private viewing of the Whaling Museum’s exhibition De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting.  The musical program for this memorable evening features Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, Darius Milhaud’s La Cheminee du Roi Rene, and David Chadwick's Three Sea Sketches. De Wind is Op! will be open for viewing during a reception featuring fine hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar beginning at 6:00 pm. The woodwinds concert begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased for $40 for Whaling Museum members and $45 for non-members at www.whalingmuseum.org or by calling 508-997-0046 ext. 100. The Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Whaling Museum stewards one of the most important collections of maritime Dutch and Flemish paintings and prints outside of the Netherlands and many of these treasures are featured in De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting. The exhibition is on view at the Whaling Museum until summer 2020. De Wind is Op! and the Harnessing the Wind event are timed to coincide with Summer Winds, led by the New Bedford group Design Art Technology Massachusetts (DATMA). The festival is a creative and educational city-wide platform for discussion and exploration of wind energy and features wind-themed international exhibitions and collaborative programs with partners from arts and culture, science, and technology.

Gayle Hargreaves
Marketing Manager
New Bedford Whaling Museum
508-997-0046 Ext. 139


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is: Free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information, visit www.whalingmuseum.org.