Music Hike II:
Free Voices of Eastern Europe

Music Hike II:
Free Voices of Eastern Europe


Sep 10 2023


7:30 am




Moab Wilderness
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This string-centric program of works from composers who are free from Russia or the former Soviet Union, showcases the brilliant young violinists of the MMF 2023.

Grazina Bacevicz, one of Poland’s most celebrated 20th-century composers, and herself a violin virtuoso, makes a statement with her Sonata for four violins. Celebrated Russian-born, Juilliard-educated polymath Lera Auerbach is a published poet, visual artist, composer, pianist, and an important artistic voice. Martinu’s overlooked sextet hails from the Czech Republic, written before his relocation to America. 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



Lera Auerbach: T’filah

Grażyna Bacewicz: Quartet

Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel

Valentin Silvestrov: Serenade

Trad. Ukrainian: Verbovaya Doschechka

Bohuslav Martinu: String Sextet, H. 224

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: 12:00 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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