2022 Garth Newel Emerging Artist Fellowship Concert at GBO

Music comes to the Observatory from the Garth Newel Music Center in Warm Springs, VA! Musicians participating in the Emerging Artist Fellowship, an intensive chamber music program, will share their talents with us.

The Emerging Artist Fellowship Program is a four-week, intensive chamber music program for string players and pianists ages 18-28. Both individual instrumentalists and pre-formed ensembles are encouraged to apply. Highly competitive fellowships are awarded to dedicated instrumentalists who will receive lessons and coaching from the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and other renowned faculty. Each participant receives a Fellowship Award valued at $3,000, which covers the cost of tuition, room and board.

This free public concert will be held in the Green Bank Science Center auditorium at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 11. Free tickets must be purchased in advance from the Green Bank Observatory website; walk-ins cannot be admitted.

Upon checkout, select “Pickup” as your shipping option. You will not collect your ticket until the evening of the program.  Observatory staff will have the lists of ticket holder names at the door the night of the concert.

All visitors five years and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are required to be worn by those two years and older over nose and mouth while inside the Science Center.  Continuing with your purchase implies acceptance of the following waiver:

“To protect you, our staff is vaccinated and up-to-date on boosters. As you read through our safety policy, please remember this is:
to keep each other safe

to help our site stay open

to reduce the spread of COVID-19

The GBO is a federal facility under the safety direction of Associated Universities, Inc. By purchasing a ticket and entering our Science Center, you agree that you and everyone in your party ages five years and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

You are considered fully vaccinated if:

*you have completed your Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than two weeks and less than five months ago, or J&J vaccine more than two weeks and less than two months ago.
*Or if you have completed your Pfizer, or Moderna, or J&J booster.

Anyone age two years and older will be asked to wear a mask for the entire time that you are inside and will socially distance from individuals outside of your party.  Participation in Science Center activities could potentially expose you to COVID-19 or some other sickness. By continuing with your ticket purchase, you attest that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you assume and accept the risks and the liability resulting from the activities while you’re on GBO property.”


2022 Garth Newel Concert

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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