Music Hike III: Tango & Fandango

Music Hike III: Tango & Fandango


Sep 10 2022


8:00 am




Moab Wilderness
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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, these scenic hikes offer unparalleled musical intimacy and engagement with the artists.

Concert Description: Luigi Boccherini was a fabled cellist whose particular gift was playing in the extreme higher registers of his instrument. This was an innovation for 18th-century cello playing, making him a sought-after star. It also propelled his composing career, as he wrote many pieces that exhibited his unusual talent. Among them are his still popular cello quintets. The centerpiece of today’s Music Hike is his most famous quintet for guitar and strings – the “Fandango” named for its Spanish dance finale. Argentinean Astor Piazzola, the master of Nuevo Tango, is represented by his Histoire du Tango for violin and guitar. Jason Vieaux, one of America’s leading guitarists, anchors both works.

Artists & Program



  • Jason Vieux, guitar
  • Kristen Lee, violin
  • Nick Kendall, violin
  • Charles Yang, violin
  • Leslie Tomkins, viola
  • Alice Yoo, cello
José Louis Merlin: Evocation y Joropo

Luigi Boccherini: Quintet No.4 in D major, G.448 (“Fandango”)    

Astor Piazzola:  Histoire du Tango

Charles Yang: Improvisations  

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 and 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.

Adults: $70

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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

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