Floating Concert I: Keyboards on the Colorado

Floating Concert I: Keyboards on the Colorado


Aug 30 2024


8:30 am



$185 (includes fees)

Colorado River


Colorado River
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Pianists Michael Stephen Brown and Derek Wang join percussionist Ian Rosenbaum in pieces celebrating water and the river during the float downstream. Barcarolles—literally “boat songs” from Tchaikovsky and Faure, Ravel’s A Boat on the Ocean and Smetana’s famous “Moldau” accompany the inexorable rhythm of the Colorado River as the canyon walls pass by. The program floats home with a preview performance of a new work for piano and marimba by Michael Stephen Brown.

About the venue: An open-air river boat takes you several miles up the Colorado River. Surrounded by towering canyon walls, patrons stay aboard to see festival artists perform the outdoor concert against a red rock backdrop. A wonderful brunch awaits following this magical experience.

Artists & Program



  • Fauré: Barcarolle No. 5, Op. 66 in F-sharp minor
  • Tchaikovsky: June: Barcarolle from The Seasons
  • Ravel: Une barque surl’océan [A Boat on the Ocean] from Miroirs
  • Smetana: The Moldau from Vltava
  • Michael Stephen Brown: New Work for Piano and Marimba

Important Details

Concert Location: Colorado River, up-river from the Moab Bridge

Check-In Location: Canyonlands By Night, 1861 N Hwy 191 #9623, Moab, Utah

Check-In Time: 8:30 am

Boarding: 8:45 am

Float & Concert: 9:00 am

Boat Docks: 10:30 am

Brunch Reception: 10:30 am

Ages 16+

No pets allowed

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Tickets include a brunch reception
Tickets: $185  ($175 ticket + $10 third-party processing and credit card fee)

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable

Program, artists, and locations are subject to change without notice



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