On September 11, 2016 in a beautiful mountain-top home in Meadows of Dan, 85 music lovers gathered for an afternoon of Classical Music in the Mountains, a fundraiser for Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival.  The program, coordinated by pianist and composer Zachary Groff, included violinist Alan Petermann and John Fulton, baritone.

The first half of the program featured original compositions Unfinished Prayer and Moonlit Walk by Groff, who played the piano with Petermann playing violin.  Their repertoire included Vocalise by Rachmaninoff and Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor by Mozart.  Following intermission, with Groff accompanying on piano, Fulton thrilled the audience with his rich baritone voice as he sang 9 Songs of Travel, arranged by Vaughan Williams.

Two local wineries, Villa Appalachia and Stanburn Winery, shared their wines for the event.  Proceeds from the concert are earmarked for VBRMF’s support of young musicians.


Alan Petermann on violin


Music lovers enjoying an afternoon of classical music


Volunteers provided an array of hors d’oeuvres for the reception


Baritone John Fulton


Pianist/composer Zachary Groff