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September 2017

Moab Music Festival celebrates a century of Leonard Bernstein: As the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth approaches in August 2018, Michael Barrett is doing what he can to keep the great American composer-conductor-pianist’s memory alive.

“It’s bittersweet for me. There’s a whole generation that has grown up in his absence,” said Barrett, who was Bernstein’s assistant and rehearsal pianist for seven years, up until the legendary maestro‘s death in 1990, and has been a musical adviser to the Bernstein family since then. “People kind of forget who he was,” Barrett said. “A kid might know ‘West Side Story,’ but there’s already a remove. It’s nice to be able to share all the music of someone who was like my musical father … with younger people and show them what’s so wonderful about it.” 

June 2017

Top Summer Events of 2017 - Don’t miss our editors’ picks for the season’s best happenings for foodies, art buffs, music lovers, and more.

April 2017

Twenty-five years ago, violinist Leslie Tomkins and her pianist/conductor husband Michael Barrett took a rare vacation to Moab. Like so many before them, they fell in love with the red rock and the magical landscape of southeastern Utah, and decided to pay homage to the breath taking surrounding by adding to it the joys of music-making. And so in 1992, they created the Moab Music Festival. 

May 2014

“Top 5″ @ Moab Music Festival
Find out why WQXR.org includes the Moab Music Festival in its “Top 5″ list of the “Most Scenic Music Festivals of North America.”

May 2014

It's tough to beat the scenery at the Moab Music Festival...Where else can you hear chamber music in a red rock grotto amid immaculate wilderness or take a four-day, three-night musical rafting trip down the Colorado River?

August 2013

According to The New York Times "In Transit" blog, "You’ll need to set up a calendar alert system to take in all the concerts at the Moab Music Festival."

July 2013

Utah's Sandstone Canyons Set the Stage For Moab Music Festival
 

June 2013

Hit the Road and Hear Some Summer Music Festivals
Set in the sublime red rock spaces around Moab, Utah - here you can sit in a natural rock amphitheater or hike to a secret wilderness location to hear a concert

NPR

June 2013

Moab Festival news: in his “Deceptive Cadence” blog, Tom Huizenga of NRPMusic.org calls the Moab Music Festival “a can’t-miss classical music festival.”

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