Music Hike IV: Imprints

Music Hike IV: Imprints


Sep 11 2021


8:00 am




Moab Wilderness
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

A rich variety of music forms the basis for this program about indelible influence and remembrance; about the imprints we observe and create in life, from the tracks desert animals leave in the red sand, to the legacies left by loved ones. The magnificent, secluded canyon we’ll hike to is the perfect setting for Bieber’s Passacaglia “The Guardian Angel”, Shih-Hui Chen Returning Souls, and Dance by Theo Lovendie, all for solo violin. Music for string quartet concludes the program, including Barber’s moving Adagio. The MMF remembers, with great fondness and gratitude, the lasting imprint that Bruce Browning, inventor, philosopher, and avid music fan, made on our organization.

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.

Hike Level: Moderate, approximately 2 miles round trip.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Bruce Browning.

Artists & Program



  • Francisco Fullana, violin
  • Ayano Ninomiya, violin
  • Cindy Wu, violin
  • L.P. How, viola
  • Jay Campbell, cello

Aaron Jay Kernis Elegy…for those we lost (String Quartet Arrangement, Premiere)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber:  Rosary Sonata No. 16, Passacaglia (‘The Guardian Angel’)

Shih-Hui Chen:  Returning Souls – Four Short Pieces on Three Formosan Amis Legends

Theo Loevendie:  Dance

Edvard Grieg: Våren

Samuel Barber:  Adagio, from String Quartet, Op. 11. No. 2

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.

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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