Grotto I:
19th Century Classics

Grotto I:
19th Century Classics


Aug 29 2024


11:00 am



$490 (includes fees)


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

Two of the greatest German masterpieces for piano and strings fill the perfect acoustics of the magical Grotto. Schumann and Brahms were the closest of friends, Schumann being a bit older and acting in a mentoring role for Brahms. Brahms would revere Schumann throughout his life, paying musical homage to him in many of his compositions. Schumann’s sunny and optimistic Quartet puts into relief Brahms’ brooding, probing and emotionally wrenching Quintet.

Venue description: An exhilarating jet boat ride down the Colorado River brings listeners to a pristine wilderness grotto carved from the surrounding red rocks for an inspiring “once-in-a-lifetime” experience (Fodors). These MMF signature events weave a rich sonic tapestry of music with one of the most stunning natural environments imaginable, combining the beauty of music with the area’s scenic wonders.

Artists & Program



  • Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Important Details

Check-in and free concert shuttle location: Aarchway Inn (1551 N Riverview Dr)—parking is located on the north side of the building.

Free parking at check-in; no parking at the boat ramp

Concert location: Colorado River Wilderness Grotto

Check in time: 11:00 am

Shuttle Departure: 11:30 am

Shuttle returns immediately following the concert

Ages 12 and above

Concert is outdoors. Venue is shaded.

No pets allowed

Link to Accessibility Page

Comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for a desert environment is recommended. Concert seating is in camp chairs, which are provided.

Patrons may bring a lunch to eat on the shuttle. A light reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer is included. Please arrive with a full water bottle and hydrate throughout the day.
Non-refundable ticket: $490 ($465 ticket + $25 third-party processing and credit card fee)

$200 of your ticket price is tax-deductible

Proceeds benefit our education and community engagement programs

Tickets are non-transferable between concerts

Program, artists and locations are subject to change without notice

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