- Jon Tullis, Public Affairs Director
- Phone: 503-272-3134
- email ›
Mark Votapek, the “Hiking Cellist” will Perform at Timberline Lodge Sept 1 and 2.
Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker, and professional concert cellist, Mark Votapek will give two special solo performances over Labor Day weekend at historic Timberline Lodge. For hikers on the 2,650 mile PCT, Timberline Lodge is a legendary attraction along the trail. Mark is a consummate cellist who has formerly played with the Oregon, Honolulu, and Sacramento Symphonies, and now teaches music at the University of Arizona. He also is a consummate long distance trail hiker.
Both of those things will come together at Timberline, as Mark rests from his current trek northward to give 2 free concerts for Timberline’s guests and anyone else who wants to come up for the music.
Mark has managed to have his cello accompany him on his trek by virtue of “bouncing” it along the route via friends providing car transport. This arrangement allows him to simultaneously pursue his love of the outdoors and his love of playing the cello and performing for live audiences.
Mark will play an hour long evening concert of classical music in Timberline’s Main Lobby on Sunday September 1st starting at 7 p.m. Then at noon on Labor Day, he will warm up the audience at Timberline’s Americana Music Festival from the stage of the historic outdoor amphitheater while he shares a set of classical music more rooted in folk tradition. And then… he will hit the trail.
Find us on Instagram @timberlinelodge