Music Hike I:
Winds in the Canyon

Music Hike I:
Winds in the Canyon


Sep 02 2023


7:30 am




Moab Wilderness
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  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

Built as a musical-acoustic adventure, this program features winds, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon, in one of our most cherished concert sites. Solos (Messiaen), duos (Villa-Lobos), quintets (Barber), and strings with flute (Kernis) make for a rich aural experience in this extraordinary setting. Bach’s sublime Cello Suite No. 4 opens the program. Click the Artists & Program tab above for more information.

About the venue:  A guided scenic hike leads adventuresome concert-goers to a secluded canyon to enjoy music chosen to fit the setting. Among our most popular events, this scenic hike offers unparalleled musical intimacy and engagement with the artists.

Artists & Program



Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasia no. 9 in B minor: Allegro

Trad. Catalan arr. Pablo Casals: Songs of the Birds 

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras No. 6, W392 

Samuel Barber: Summer Music for Wind Quintet, op. 31

Aaron Jay Kernis: Air

Messiaen: “Appel interstellaire” (Interstellar Call) from Des Canyons aux étoiles

Important Details

Check-in location: Margaret L. Hopkin Middle School, 439 S 100 E, in Moab

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

Check in time: 7:30 am

Shuttle Bus Departure: 8:00 am

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

Ages 12 +

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

No pets allowed

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Free parking at check-in; no private vehicles allowed at the trailhead

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

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

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

Pack a trail snack, if desired

Non-refundable tickets: $75

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable

Program, artists and locations are subject to change without notice


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