22nd Annual Festival
August 28-  September 8, 2014
Musical Raft Trip September 8-11

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Grotto Concert I

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:00pm


Edmar Castaneda, harp
Eric Ruske, horn
Jennifer Frautschi, Harumi Rhodes, violin
LP How, Leslie Tomkins, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Pedja Muzijevic, Eric Zivian, piano

Concert Program:

Olivier Messiaen: Horn solo, From the Canyons to the Stars

Edmar Castaneda: Improvisations

Joseph Haydn:  Piano Sonata in G Major

W.A. Mozart: String Quintet in G Minor, K.516

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in D Major, op. 70, no. 1

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 or jet boat to the grotto.

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.