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Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Pioneer Park outside the Mountain View Library

Canopy and the City of Mountain View were thrilled to have 60+ friends join us for an afternoon tree-cital under the canopy in Pioneer Park outside the Mountain View Library. This hybrid lecture and musical performance explored not only the benefits and costs of trees, but also the feelings they evoke, and the interplay between science and culture. The songs were curated from around the globe and across several centuries, including selections by two Bay Area composers. Special thanks to Canopy’s co-organizers at the Mountain View Public Library!

Watch the Recording

Through story-telling and musical selections, each section of this special program designed by Katherine Nägele-Lin explores a different theme of human’s multi-faceted relationship to trees. As you listen, we invite you to consider: what different feelings to trees evoke for you?

See the song list and printed program here (PDF).

About the Artists

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Katherine Nägele-Lin

Contralto Katherine Nägele-Lin has been singing for over 20 years, appearing with West Bay Opera, Convivium, the San Francisco Choral Artists, and several Bay Area churches. She has been an ISA Certified Arborist for over a decade and currently works as a private consultant. This is her first solo recital, and her first time combining her love of music with her love of trees.

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Shannon Wang

Shannon is active in the local music community as a collaborative pianist. She works with voice studios, school and church choirs, and individual instrumentalists and vocalists in recitals. She has worked with a number of local musical theatre companies as a rehearsal pianist and pit orchestra keyboardist. When not making music, she works as a software engineer at Google.

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