Grotto Concert II: Sonic Extremes

Grotto Concert II: Sonic Extremes


Sep 09 2021


11:00 am




Colorado River Wilderness Grotto
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Take a jet boat down the Colorado River through spectacular red rock canyons to “nature’s own concert hall” (The New York Times) – an acoustically perfect wilderness Grotto carved from the surrounding red rock walls. The program features percussion duo, Andy Akiho on steel pan and Ian Rosenbaum on marimba, and their extraordinary sound palette heard in the Grotto for the first time. Soprano Corinne Winters brings French impressionism into the red rocks with Debussy and the concert concludes on a transcendent note with a Bach Suite for solo keyboard. A light reception with the artists precedes the glorious boat ride home.

Artists & Program



Jacob Druckman:  Reflections on the Nature of Water

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

Andy Akiho:  Hadairo (Beige) from Synesthesia Suite

Claude Debussy:  Chanson de Bilitis (“Songs of Bilitis”)

J. S. Bach:  English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808

Important Details

Concert location: Colorado River Wilderness Grotto

CHANGE: new location for check-in & parking: Aarchway Inn, 1551 N. Riverview Dr., in Moab, at the parking lot on the North side of the hotel.

Check-in time: 11:00 am

Departure time: 11:30 am. Shuttle busses depart after check-in & announcements.

Return time: 5:00 pm. End time may vary.

Ages 12 and above.

Concert is outdoors and shaded.

No pets allowed.

MMF pandemic safety protocols are in place, with masks required during portions of the event. Safety protocol updates will be emailed to ticket holders the week before the event.

Patrons with accessibility concerns please visit our accessibility page for information and a form you may use to alert us, in a timely manner, of any requests you may have.

CHANGE: new info for check-in & parking: Free shuttle busses bring patrons to the river put-in. Private vehicles will remain at the Aarchway Inn. No parking at Potash boat ramp.

Comfortable outdoor clothing & footwear suitable for a desert environment is recommended. Camp chairs are provided as concert seating.

Jet boat operator: Tex’s Riverways.

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.
Adult: $375

$200 of your fee is a non-refundable, tax-deductible contribution.

Proceeds benefit in part the MMF Education & Engagement Programs.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Program, artists, and location are subject to change without notice.

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