Café for Care Partners

A Murmur in the Trees - An Earth Day Celebration

A special in-person event especially for care partners!

Date & Time

Sunday, April 21, 2024
2:00 PM (EDT) - 3:00 PM (EDT)


Haverford College


About the Event

Join us April 21st at 2:00 PM (ET) for an in-person Café for Care Partners at Haverford College. After you register, we will send you information and instructions.

We’re very happy to announce the return of Café for Care Partners! Join us at the Haverford College Nature Trail for a musical experience for care partners, presented by Network for New Music.

We generally offer our Cafés for Care Partners as oases of time spent in the company of other care partners, freed temporarily from worries about the daily impacts of dementia. We invite care partners to engage in self-care, creative self-expression, and one-of-a-kind experiences that offer reminders of what brings each of us joy, singly and in community with other care partners.

This special event promises to do just that, but also leaves open the possibility of sharing time outdoors with loved ones affected by dementia. Whether you take some respite time or listen together to the calming sounds of twenty-four double bass players wafting through the trees along the beautiful Haverford College nature trail, this is a unique opportunity to experience the meditative influences of music in nature.

“A Murmur in the Trees” is open to the public but there will be plenty of opportunities along the nature trail to turn inward… listen… and breathe.

Composer Eve Beglarian was inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem and a piece of birch bark to create A Murmur in the Trees, a 30-minute work that features 24 double bass players spread throughout a grove of trees. The birch bark is used as a musical score that determines the sounds the basses create and where the players are located. The audience is welcomed to walk along Haverford’s 2.2 mile nature trail to hear the music from different places, hearing some basses nearby and some quite far away.

Admission is free with RSVP!

But we ask that you make your reservation(s) as early as possible. Reservations are first come, first served.

Transportation and Accessibility

Haverford College has ample free parking, including accessible spaces. Visitor Parking is located adjacent to the Nature Trail and is located near the Haverford College Apartments, accessible via Coursey Road or County Line Road.

Haverford College is approximately a ten minute walk from the Haverford stop on the Paoli/Thorndale train line.

Because this event takes place along a nature trail, accessibility may be limited in some areas. The trail is relatively flat and short. The beginning of the trail is right next to the visitor parking lot. Limited seating may be available along the trail for those that wish to sit and enjoy the performance, rather than walk. If you want to guarantee a place to sit, we recommend bringing your own chairs.