What could be more joyous than a summer evening picnic at Mount Hope surrounded by family, friends and neighbors enjoying the music of the RPO Jazz Combo! There were smiles and good cheer everywhere. The lovely surrounding trees and hills, the lilting 1875 fountain, strains of peaceful music permeating the evening coolness, camaraderie after a year of solitude – it was truly an amazing evening.
We smiled at creative hammocks strung between evergreens, couples lounging on blankets high above us on the hill, children free and dancing in the grass, and babies slumbering in their strollers.
Our thanks to the RPO and the City of Rochester for bringing this concert to Mount Hope. May we have many more such experiences bringing music and the community together in this magnificent setting.
Mount Hope belongs to all of us.