The Oregon Tourism Development Award, presented at the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Eugene, recognized the creation of an innovative program, promotion, or product that exemplifies best practices, sustainability and creative problem-solving.
IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild was awarded for their unique outdoor concert series. The classical music outdoor concert series was inspired by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Music Project, which presented thousands of free concerts in public lands during the Great Depression. Hunter Noack performs on a Steinway grand piano in landscapes that showcase Oregon’s natural beauty, history, industry and culture. They feature diverse landscapes across Oregon, including private ranches and farms, public lands and resorts, all while following the “Leave No Trace” policy with the goal to create a music experience that cultivates an appreciation for the land.