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Sunday Classics Summer Music Series

May 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Enjoy our Summer Concert Series on select Sunday afternoons

Let your senses be filled as you serenely stroll through the Gardens. Your eyes taking in the beauty of the foliage and your ears hearing the melodic notes of harp, violin, flute, and other live classical instruments as they immerse the Gardens in the world’s best-loved classics.

Admission is free for Rotary Botanical Gardens members; for non-members, the concert series is included with the general admission fee.

Dates and times

All concerts take place from 12PM-2PM on the following Sundays:

  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • Aug. 20
  • Sept. 17

Generously supported by:

  • Ruth Ann Potts
  • Milly & Dave Babcock
  • John & Mary Downing
  • Tobin & Oakleigh Ryan
  • Nigella Ryan
  • Kathleen Hudziak
  • Don & Diana Ryan
  • Joanne Anderson
  • Nancy Ryan
  • ArtSpark Productions

May 21 Lineup

Silver Morning

Silver Morning

Performing in the English Cotton Garden

Bio: Berlinda Lopez and Steve Waugh formed the flute and guitar duo, Silver Morning. Berlinda holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from UW-Madison as well as two other music degrees from the University of Texas. She is the first Artistic Director of the Wisconsin Flute Festival. She has performed with Madison Savoyards, Inc., Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Janesville Armory Dinner Theatre. Currently she is Co-Artistic Director of the Madison Flute Club Adult Choir and performs with Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, Fresco Opera, Pegasus Wind Symphony, Spring Night Flutes, as well as Silver Morning. Steve Waugh studied classical guitar with Javier Calderon at UW-Madison. He performs in the Molly Nova band as well as with Silver Morning.

Rockford Wind Ensemble Chamber Quartet

Rockford Wind Ensemble Chamber Quartet

Performing in the Sunken Garden

The mission of the Rockford Wind Ensemble is to promote creative and healthy communities by enriching lives through music performance, music education, and artistic growth. We are pleased to be part of this inaugural series at the Rotary Gardens as they also continue to enrich our community through live music!

Martha Morehart

Martha Morehart & Students

Performing on the Observation Deck

Martha Morehart holds a Master’s in applied viola from Ohio University, and a Bachelor’s in applied viola from Houghton University (NY) She has performed in community orchestras throughout the Midwest and most recently in the Beloit Janesville Symphony. Martha is a big believer in the uplifting power of music both for the performer and the listener, so she keeps up a regular schedule of playing solos and chamber music in churches, schools and at gatherings. She also maintains a private string studio for students preschool through adult, where she blends Suzuki and traditional pedagogy. “Music has been my lifelong friend,” says Martha. “Whether I’m alone of with others, music comforts me, calms me dawn and fires me up! Music makes the day better.”



May 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Rotary Botanical Gardens


Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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