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Concerts in the Garden: Romance Trio

Revel in the beauty of a summer evening in the gardens while enjoying an enchanting selection of classical favorites including Bach, Elgar, Piazzola, and more! Performers Larisa Smirnova (harp), Ernie Mansfield (flute) and Pawel Walerowksi (cello) perform their first-ever concert at The Gardens at Heather Farm as the Romance Trio, offering inspiring arrangements to thrill the spirit and soothe the soul. 

Originally from Poland, Pawel Walerowski graduated from the Conservatory in Poznan in Cello Performance. An award-winning performer, he served in numerous European ensembles and toured across Europe with an original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. 

Bay Area-based harpist and pianist, Larisa Smirnova performs regularly as a soloist, accompanist, and orchestral musician. Born and educated in Russia, she received both her Bachelor of Music and Master’s Degree in Piano and Harp Performance there before coming to the United States where she has performed in various cities. 

Flutist Ernie Mansfield is a classically-trained musician, with experience performing classical, pop, rock, and jazz. He studied flute, sax, piano, and music composition at Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Illinois, and University of the State of New York, and has played in numerous ensembles.

Concerts in the Garden is a new summer concert series showcasing outstanding live music in a stunning outdoor atmosphere. Some of the Bay Area’s best local musicians will perform among The Gardens’ lush and colorful landscapes creating a totally unique and natural entertainment experience.


About the Gardens 

The Gardens at Heather Farm (GHF) is an independent nonprofit organization which operates a six-acre public garden, education center and special event venue. A Certified Wildlife Habitat and Certified Green Business, GHF is self-supporting through memberships, fundraisers, grants, private donations, facility rentals and program fees. The mission is to enrich the community through the beauty and environmental stewardship of our gardens while providing educational programs and a variety of venues for social and cultural events.

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