Sat Jun 4, 1:00 PM - Sat Jun 4, 9:00 PM

Flint Hills Counterpoint Home Base

1660 E. 90th St., Peabody, KS 66866

Community: Eastborough


Enjoy a day of music, art, and conservation, culminating with a stunning sunset concert by Eugene Friesen and the Woodfest Symphonia.

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Join us for music, art installations, land stewardship ecology, food trucks and a sunset concert by multi-Grammy Award-winning composer and cellist, Eugene Friesen, the WoodFest Symphonia, and the Flint Hills Counterpoint Community Choir. Special art activities for youth - and the young at heart. Explore the progress of Flint Hills Counterpoint Home Base conservation projects.


Enjoy Multi-Grammy Award-winning composer and cellist, Eugene Friesen, with Max O'Rourke, the WoodFest Symphonia, and the Flint Hills Counterpoint Community Choir under the direction of Greg Zielke of Tabor College. The performance will feature “best of” excerpts from Friesen’s symphonies composed for Kansas and performed previously in full-length versions for PrairieFest (Cowley County), Smoky Hill River Festival (Salina), and the 2006 Symphony in the Flint Hills (Chase County).

Grasslands: Prairie Voices is an exuberant Symphony that premiered in 1997 and features grasslands throughout the world, including Friesen’s notable “Cellophant” and a self-narrated essay by Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute and MacArthur Fellow.

Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’ is full of prairie characters and tells the story of the settling and growth of civilization on the American prairie. It is based on the 1918 poem Prairie by American Poet Laureate, Carl Sandburg and inspired by his personal collection of folk music and folklore.

Interested in being part of the performance? Sign up for our community choir: Flint Hills Counterpoint Community Choir Sign-Up


The Weda Skirts will be playing on the Woodland Stage 4-6PM.

Additional musical performances include String Daze 1-2 PM, the amazing 99-year old Bob Delk 2-3 PM, and Nikki Moddelmog 3-4 PM.


Touring Flint Hills Counterpoint’s land reclamation site
On-site talks and artist installations by Shin-Hee Chin, Ed Lesyk, Rachael Eilts and Delilah Reed.
“Land Conservation Projects” talk by Matt Meyerhoff, Natural Resources Conservation Service
“Native and Invasive Tree Conservation” talk by Howard Freerksen, Kansas Forest Service
“Native Grasses” talk by Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
“Parking it Up” talk about clearing a site by retired Forest Service’s Gary Buck
Tabor College student audio documentaries about Marion County kiosk
Solar Cooking with Luther Kreuger
Frozen custard, generously donated by Freddy's Frozen Custard, will be available at no cost.
Local food trucks including Lost in the Sauce

Flint Hills Counterpoint’s Mural Painting with Delilah Reed
Birdhouse art with Michelle Butts
Goat petting zoo

Bring a chair for seating, walking shoes, and bug repellent- this is an outdoor event!


All daytime activities will be at Flint Hills Counterpoint Home Base regardless of the weather, the evening concert will move to the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, Tabor College, 400 S Jefferson St, Hillsboro, KS 67063. Weather decision will be made at 9:00 AM June 4th.


Thanks to generous underwriting, tickets are only $20 for Marion County residents, call 316-258-2342 for discount code - children under 12 free.

This event is hosted by Prairie Muses and Chamber Music at The Barn and sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.



From Wichita/Newton

Take 135 north to Newton.
Take Highway 50 (exit 33) east to Peabody. (It’s the 2nd exit in Newton, don’t miss it, it’s hard to turn around.)
Go about 15 miles to Peabody.
Continue 1 more mile past Peabody to Pawnee Rd. (The streets are in alphabetical order, Old Mill before, if you hit Quail Creek you’ve gone too far.) Look for the giant cicada!
Turn left or north on Pawnee. Go 2 miles to 90th St. (No street, sign, but the 2nd road after 50, after 80th, before 100th.)
Turn left or west on 90th. Go ¼ of a mile, we are the only house on the right or north side
From KC/Emporia

Take Highway 50 west towards Florence.
Continue on 50 10 more miles to Pawnee road. (You will pass a big WildCreek Ranch sign on the right side about 2 miles before you get to Pawnee. The roads are alphabetical, Remington and Quail Creek are the two before Pawnee.) Look for the giant cicada!
Turn right or north on Pawnee go 2 miles and turn left or west on 90th. (No street sign, but the roads are every mile; it is the 2nd one you come to.)
Go ¼ mile and turn right or north in our driveway. (It is the only one on the north side.)

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