Morris Arboretum Hosts Multimedia Program to Raise Awareness of the Spotted Lanternfly


On Sunday, April 28, 10:30 and 11:30am, Morris Arboretum hosts a program of music and dance to raise awareness of the Spotted Lanternfly.  The Relâche Ensemble, dedicated to the creation and performance of new music in Philadelphia, in partnership with Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, present a multimedia program of music and dance celebrating the natural world and raising awareness about environmental issues impacting southeastern Pennsylvania.  This program of two, 25 minute performances is centered around The Spotted Lanternfly, a new piece by Philadelphia composer Erica Ball, and will also feature the audience participatory work Rock Piece by Pauline Oliveros.  The performances will take place at the grassy area next to the Summer House below the Rose Garden, pictured here.

Included with garden admission.


Morris Arboretum is one of more than 30 Philadelphia gardens in America’s Garden Capital. This 92-acre horticultural display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape.  The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 1988, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums.  For more information, visit:

Photo Credit:  Paul Meyer