23rd Annual Festival
September 3–September 14, 2015
Musical Raft Trip-September 14–17

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Grotto Concert I

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

Colorado River Wilderness Grotto


Mindy Kaufman, flute
ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe
Chistopher Cullen, clarinet
Jesse Mills, Ayano Ninomiya, Harumi Rhodes, violin
David Cerutti, Leslie Tomkins, viola
Tanya Tomkins, Mark Votapek, cello
June Han, harp
Michael Barrett, Eric Zivian, piano

Concert Program:

Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, & String Quartet

W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K.478

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, op. 78

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, L. 137

Robert Schumann: Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, op. 94


The Festival’s signature events, the Grotto Concerts, celebrate music in concert with the landscape by combining the beauty of music with the area’s scenic wonders. A relaxing 45-minute jet boat ride down the Colorado River brings you to “nature’s concert hall”, a pristine, acoustically perfect wilderness grotto carved from the surrounding red rock walls.

Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served after the concert.

Know before you buy

Not suitable for children under age 12.

$190 of your ticket price is tax-deductible.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Should the trip to the Grotto be canceled due to circumstances beyond our control, the tax-deductible portion of your Grotto ticket is non-refundable, but you will be eligible for a refund of the balance of your payment. The performance will take place at an alternate location.  

Program and artists subject to change without notice.

Know before you go

Shuttles depart Moab's Swanny City Park, 400 North 100 West at 12:00 pm. Anticipated return to Moab is 6:00 pm.

Comfortable outdoor clothing & footwear suitable for a desert environment is recommended.

Concert seating in camp chairs is provided.

Patrons may bring a lunch to eat on the shuttle.

Water is available at check-in and in the grotto. Please hydrate!

No pets please.

Know the venue

The Grotto is a sensitive wilderness environment  and we must leave it as we found it. Please make sure to take out anything that you have brought in.