Floating Concert

Floating Concert


Sep 13 2020


5:00 pm


Colorado River


Colorado River
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details


After hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail or beverage, we board the Queen, a low speed open air boat, which takes listeners upstream on the Colorado River. After a few miles, the boat will float silently while Festival musicians, including a grand piano, play a private sunset concert on the River, surrounded by canyon walls. A 7:30 pm return allows for an early evening or dinner following this magical experience. The program includes Debussy’s exquisitely subtle Cello Sonata and Shubert’s iconic “Trout” quintet, full of musical references to flowing water.

Artists & Program


Francisco Fullana, violin

Leslie Tomkins, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Robert Black, bass; 

Michael Barrett, piano

Eric Zivian, piano



Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135

Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667  (“The Trout”)

Important Details

The river portion of the Floating Concert is operated by Canyonlands By Night & Day (CBN), located at 1861 N. Hwy 191, in Moab, just north of the Colorado river bridge. Free parking is available.

Please consider road construction on US 191 when planning your arrival. 

No experience is necessary for this style of river float trip.

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