Daily Visitors

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We welcome day visitors who wish to attend the Wildacres Flute Retreat.

The masterclasses, taught by Stephen Preston and Göran Marcusson, are in the mornings (9:30 - 12:30) and evenings (7:30 - 10:30). The cost to attend one of these sessions is $45. You may choose either one or split your time between the two classes.

There are a couple of exceptions to the normal schedule. On Saturday evening, June 24th, Stephen Preston will be teaching his Historical Dancing class. On Wednesday morning, June 28th, Brad Garner will teach an Orchestral Excerpt Class in place of Mr. Marcusson's class.

Join us for the morning warm-up at 9 AM with Göran Marcusson at no charge.

Our afternoons are divided into two sessions:

You may attend 30 minutes of each afternoon class at no charge. (NOTE: there are no afternoon classes on Wednesday afternoon, June 28th.)

There is a concert every day except Wednesday at 5:00 PM and there is no charge to attend.

Our Gala Concert will be at 8:00 PM on Friday evening, June 30th. It is free and will feature the masterclass teachers from both the flute and saxophone classes as well as a masssed flute choir to end the concert. We usually have a big crowd and parking is tricky. It’s best to arrive by 7:15. There is a reception after the concert.

Meals: We would be pleased to have visitors eat with us, but the kitchen needs 24 hours notice. Phone Wildacres Retreat at 828-756-4573 to let them know you wish to eat with us. Breakfast is at 8:00 AM, lunch is at 12:30, and dinner is at 6:15. We regret that we cannot offer dinner to outside guests on the night of the Gala Concert, June 30th.

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