Atwater-Donnelly with Cathy Clasper-Torch opened the Botanical Center’s first outdoor summer concert series with its graceful harmonies enlivened with Aubrey Atwater’s warm remarks. The Center’s rose garden was the perfect backdrop for the music and for the admiring audience, which arrayed itself on the small hill in front of the garden. The trio performed a wide selection of American and Celtic folk songs on a wide selection of instruments, including a mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, fiddle, and harmonica, and added to the sheer pleasure of the evening with an introduction to myriad kinds of clogging.
Next concert: Sunday, July 19, 6-8PM, Superchief Trio. Food truck: Fugo (Asian-Latin Fusion).