Music Hike III: Classical Strings

Music Hike III: Classical Strings


Sep 10 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.

Mozart and Mendelssohn, two of the greatest prodigies in western musical history, were both drawn to a new innovation in string ensemble writing. They added an extra viola to a string quartet and were able to create masterpieces of rich beauty, capitalizing on the added voice in the middle of the texture. This morning hike presents one of each of their contributions to this genre.

Dedicated to the spirit of Thomas G. Stockham.

Artists & Program



  • Ayano Ninomiya, violin
  • Francisco Fullana, violin
  • Leslie Tomkins, viola
  • Cindy Wu viola
  • Jay Campbell, cello
  • Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Felix Mendelssohn:  String Quintet No. 1 in A major, op. 18

W. A.  Mozart:  String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515

Important Details

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

Check-in location: at the southeast corner of Swanny City Park, on 100 W, next to Turner Lumber.

Check-in time: 7:30 am

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 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.

Shuttle busses deliver patrons to the trailhead.. No private vehicles.

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 location are subject to change without notice.

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