Music Hike III: Classical Quintets

Music Hike III: Classical Quintets


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



  • Francisco Fullana, violin
  • Ayano Ninomiya, violin
  • Cindy Wu, violin
  • Liana Berube, viola
  • L.P. How, viola
  • Leslie Tomkins, viola
  • Jay Campbell, cello
  • Nicholas Canellakis, cello

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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