Lost Freedom: Narrated by George Takei

Lost Freedom: Narrated by George Takei

Date

Sep 04 2021

Time

7:00 pm

Cost

$40.00
Red Cliffs Lodge

Location

Red Cliffs Lodge
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Lost Freedom: Japanese American Confinement in America, Narrated by George Takei

The program’s centerpiece is a world premiere of a Moab Music Festival commission by Composer-in-Residence and violist Kenji Bunch, narrated by George Takei.

Actor and author George Takei revisits his past growing up in Japanese American Confinement camps during WWII as he honors three living Japanese American composers. Takei will lead the audience through a dark part of American history that saw Japanese Americans stripped of their property and liberty, including a glimpse of Moab’s Citizen Isolation Center at nearby Dalton Wells. This new work, by Kenji Bunch, honors those individuals. Percussionist/composer Andy Akiho plays several of his works, joined by MMF musicians. Compositions by Paul Chihara, also a Confinement camp survivor, fill out this special concert.

The concert takes place on the lawn of the scenic resort, overlooking the Colorado river and surrounded by towering red rock walls.

Artists & Program

Artists:

Program:

  • George Takei, narrator
  • Francisco Fullana, violin
  • Stefan Jackiw, violin
  • Kristin Lee, violin
  • Cindy Wu, violin
  • Kenji Bunch, viola, Composer-in-Residence
  • Cynthia Phelps, viola
  • Jay Campbell, cello
  • Tanya Tomkins, cello
  • Conrad Tao, piano
  • Andy Akiho, percussion/composer
  • Ian Rosenbaum, percussion

Kenji Bunch:  Minidoka

Andy Akiho:  Synesthesia Suite

Paul Chihara:  Redwood

      Duo Lyrico

Kenji Bunch:  Lost Freedom: A Memory (World Premiere)

Important Details

Concert location: Red Cliffs Lodge, at milepost 14, Scenic Highway 128, north of Moab.
Meal options begin: 4:30 pm

Seating opens: 6:00 pm

Performance: 7:00 pm

Children are welcome and must remain with their parents.

No pets allowed.

Concert is outdoors.

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

Lawn seating only; no tent seating in 2021. MMF provides chairs. If you are bringing your own chairs, please email  info@moabmusicfest.org in advance of the concert to let us know.

Comfortable clothing suitable for the outdoor venue is recommended, including a light sweater or windbreaker as weather can be unpredictable.

Food and beverages are available for purchase, including beer and wine. The River Deck, outdoors adjacent to the concert area, will be open starting at 4:30 pm, serving light fare, with no reservations required. No outside food or drink is allowed at the concert venue. You may bring your own water and bottled water is available for purchase.

Restaurant dining is available pre- and post-concert at the Cowboy Grill, inside Red Cliffs Lodge, starting at 5:30 pm. For restaurant reservations, call Red Cliffs Lodge at 435.259.2002.

Adults: $40

Students (ages 6 – 18): $5

Children under age 6 are free, accompanied by their parents.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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

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