Alphorn players will perform in July 27 concert

A free public concert of live alphorn music will be presented at the Hidden Hollows Retreat, in rural Lagro, on July 27.

This concert represents the culmination of a five-day musical clinic, the Fifth Annual Midwest Alphorn Retreat, for alphorn players to improve their playing skills.

Thirteen alphorn players, from Texas, Minnesota, Florida and points in between will perform at the concert.

Teacher for the clinic is Dr. Peggy DeMers, professor of horn at Sam Houston University in Huntsville, TX.

Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on and should plan to be in their seats at 7:15 p.m. The concert will continue until sunset.

Following the concert is a "petting zoo," where the public can attempt playing the alphorn themselves. Admission is free.

Off road parking is available on the upper level near the concert site. Handicapped parking is also available.

Visit hiddenhollowsretreat.com for more information.

Alphorns are traditionally associated with Switzerland and the Alps. They are painstakingly handcrafted out of wood, though some newer ones are made from carbon fiber.

The Hidden Hollows Retreat is located at 1943N-650E, in Wabash County.