Music Hike I: Fiddlers Three

Music Hike I: Fiddlers Three


Sep 04 2021


8:00 am - 1:00 pm




Moab Wilderness
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

Hikers, don your sunscreen and journey to a majestic spot in a magnificent secluded canyon ideal for acoustic music. Among our most popular events, these scenic hikes offer unparalleled musical intimacy and engagement with the artists. At the trailhead, a Canyonlands Field Institute naturalist familiarizes hikers with the terrain and leads them to the scenic concert location.  Three of the MMF’s exceptional violinists bring their unique talent to explore the violin’s limits and wonders. Listeners will be transported from the intimacy of Telemann’s solo Sonata to the vibrancy of Andy Akiho’s stunning work for steel pan and violin. Bartok and Dohnanyi remind us of the tremendous Hungarian contributions to the violin repertoire.

Dedicated to the spirit of Thomas G. Stockham.

Artists & Program



  • Francisco Fullana, violin
  • Kristin Lee, violin
  • Cindy Wu, violin
  • Cynthia Phelps, viola
  • Tanya Tomkins, cello
  • Andy Akiho, percussion

Georg Philipp Telemann:  Fantasia for Violin No. 7 in E-flat major, TWV 40:20

Andy Akiho:  the rAy’s end


Béla Bartók:  Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117

Ernő Dohnányi:  Serenade in C major, Op. 10

Important Details

Concert location: Undisclosed location. Scenic, outdoor, wilderness setting.

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 Aarchway Inn.

Check-in: 7:30 am

Shuttle bus departure time: 8:00 am

Expected return: 1:00 pm. End time may vary.

Ages 12 and above.

This hike requires a moderate level of stamina, agility, and comfort with uneven footing and exposure to sun and other environmental factors.

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 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.

Free festival shuttle busses bring patrons to the trailhead. Private vehicles will remain at the Aarchway Inn.

Comfortable outdoor clothing for a desert environment is recommended. Hiking/trail shoes are required. Hiking poles are welcome. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended.

The hike portion of this event is in partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute.

Please arrive with your water bottles full and hydrate throughout the day.

Pack a trail snack, if desired.

Adults: $70

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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

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