Music Hike II: Pain and Redemption

Music Hike II: Pain and Redemption


Sep 05 2021


8:00 am




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.

Cellist Jay Campbell curates a concert of unusual juxtapositions of the old and new, which looks forward to a brighter future after the past year’s hardships and sorrow. The program explores the emotional pain expressed in music from the Baroque composer Matteis and in Dowland’s Renaissance masterpieces. A recent string quartet by Caleb Burhans and Haydn’s  “Sunrise” quartet remind us that tomorrow may be full of joy.

Artists & Program



  • Corinne Winters, soprano
  • Jason Vieaux, guitar
  • Francisco Fullana, violin
  • Stefan Jackiw, violin
  • Ayano Ninomiya, violin
  • Rubén Rengel, violin
  • Leslie Tomkins, viola
  • Cindy Wu, violin, viola
  • Jay Campbell, cello
  • Tanya Tomkins, cello

Nicola Matteis Jr.:  Fantasia

John Dowland:  Flow my tears

        Go Crystal Tears

Caleb Burhans: Contritus

Joseph Haydn: Quartet No. 63 in B Flat major, op. 76, no. 4 (”Sunrise”)

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 time: 7:30 am

Shuttle bus departure time: 8:00 am

Expected return time: 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 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 concert locations are subject to change without notice.

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